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Big Soddy Gorge  Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,209'
Location: 35.30033, -85.19776 View Map  Incorrect?
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A fairly newly developed area, Big Soddy Gorge offers a mix of tall, exposed sport and trad routes. Big Soddy Gorge is south facing, making it a good winter destination and an alternative to its nearby shady neighbor, Deep Creek. If your looking for wild exposure, fewer crowds, and a remote experience, Big Soddy is your crag.

Getting There 

The approach takes about 45 minutes:
From the Deep Creek parking lot, hike down to Deep Creek and continue following the Cumberland Trail as it wraps around the mountain. You will be able to see the Big Soddy cliff-line come into view, identifiable with its prominent "Visor" formation. The trail will cross a second bridge and switchback up toward the base of the wall. Keep an eye out for a climber's access trail that break off left from the Cumberland trail and takes you to the base of the Visor.

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Weather station 2.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Big Soddy Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Soddy Gorge :
Chemtrail Surfer    5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   Conspiracy Buttress
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Featured Route For Big Soddy Gorge
Rock Climbing Photo: Working through the big roof of SuperDARN!

SuperDARN 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Tennessee : Big Soddy Gorge : Conspiracy Buttress
A Big Soddy Gorge classic! Start on the technical slab just left of an often wet seam. Continue through endless tiered overhangs, staying left when the line splits after the slab. Finish on a wildly exposed headwall with a final runout to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in Tennessee

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