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Wild Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.51395, -84.64447 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: geoffrey.ris on Mar 27, 2016
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Imposing wall standing high above the forest! On e...


South facing wall with high quality rock and high density of great climbs. Protection is plentiful on single and multipitch routes that currently fall more into the moderate range of difficulty. Potential for more development.

Getting There 

Turn onto John Smith road from 297 and drive back until you reach a gravel area to park at the head of the John Smith trail. Hike the John Smith Trail for 0.7 miles and then bear right onto River Trail East. Take this trail for a little over a mile, passing two large culverts as you get close to the wall. The trail will bend sharply left and narrow substantially just after the second culvert. Head uphill at this bend before the trail narrows. Pass a boulderfield while keeping the drainage to your right. Upon reaching the wall, head left to find the routes.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Wild Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wild Wall:
Animal Territory   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
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Featured Route For Wild Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Spider Rain in late March on a beautiful day.

Spider Rain 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Tennessee : Big South Fork : Wild Wall
Follow the dihedral past a couple of bulges for 70 feet using smeary stems and slopy face holds when appropriate. Make a burly move at the end of the dihedral through a small roof to gain a ledge. Rest up for the finish as you summon your TWall roof skills. Gun through the flake and stacked roofs to the finish. In the summer, the dihedral may be guarded by a squadron of large, white, paratrooping spiders. Warn your belayer of the incoming menace before you take mighty carabiner swings at the en...[more]   Browse More Classics in Tennessee

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By Corona
May 1, 2016
If you're skeptical of all the stars, keep in mind that we're cleaning up all the obvious classics first. ;-)
By CParker
May 2, 2016
I don't know that these are FA's people have been climbing from Mill/Blevins creek to Angel falls since the 80's. I know of at least three groups who climbed in that section of the park.
By geoffrey.ris
May 3, 2016
There isn't any published FA data on mountain project or dixie cragger for this area, or anywhere else I could find. No indication at the wall either. Not to say they haven't been climbed before, there is obviously no way to truly know that. These routes are being posted so others can enjoy them.
By Corona
May 16, 2016
Yup, if these aren't FAs, this provides a great opportunity for the first ascentionist to document their ascent. It wouldn't be the first time. ;-) Either way, they're high quality routes - go enjoy them when you get a chance!

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