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Death Tree Boulder 

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Death Tree Boulder


A couple of quality boulders with easy access via a small trail that is around a 30 second walk from the parking area. Established problems range from v0-v4, with a definite possibility for harder problems, especially on the Backbone Roof.

Getting There 

Park at the pull-off just before you get to Backbone Rock. Cross the road and look for the easy-to-miss staircase that leads down to a small, barely maintained trail. This trail takes you to several boulders, with the first rock being around 50 feet from the road, but partially blocked from sight during the summer due to the thick foliage surrounding it. The Backbone Roof is around a 2 minute walk once on the trail.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 2.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Death Tree Boulder

Death Tree Traverse V2-3 5+  Tennessee : Backbone Rock : ... : Death Tree Boulder
Start on the right Arete and traverse the horizontal crimp rail, using the rail along with any good holds you can find excluding the top of the boulder. Crux is finding the small but solid footholds. Top out on in the middle of boulder on big awesome top-out jugs....[more]   Browse More Classics in Tennessee

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