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Dayton Pocket/Laurel Falls Bouldering

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Vapor Lock Cave 
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Dayton Pocket/Laurel Falls Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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Trail head at parking lot of Dayton Pocket/Laurel ...


Home to the amazing Vapor Roof, Dayton pocket is famous for it's huge horizontal roof with sculpted pockets, pinches and flakes. For those interested in exploring or wanting to escape the crowds, this south-facing hill also hosts a high-quality boulder field with lots of potential for FA's.

If you are curious about all the overgrown coal mining structures in the valley, check out or

Getting There 

From Chattanooga:

Take 27 north out of town as if headed to Little Rock City. Stay on 27 North headed towards Dayton until you see the Rite Aid on your right. Take the left at the Rite-Aid on to Walnut Grove Rd. and continue 1.4 miles to a Y in the road. Take the left and drive .6 miles to Dayton Pocket Wilderness Rd. (a dirt road across from the Old Time Holiness Church). The road will dead end in the parking area.


Varies depending on area of interest. See specific areas for detailed directions.

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Weather station 3.0 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Dayton Pocket/Laurel Falls Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dayton Pocket/Laurel Falls Bouldering:
Reconciliation   V5 6C     Boulder   Vapor Lock Cave
Torpedo   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Vapor Lock Cave
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I almost gifted this one to a stronger friend because I thought it was a little too hard to for me. Not sure if it was slightly damp the first day I tried it but when I returned, the moves felt much easier.Sit start with you left hand on an obvious edge/pinch, and your right hand on the top of the rail. Make a really cool move to a square-cut sloper, and ride the blocky rail up and left to a moderately difficult topout.Might be able to start a little further right on the rail. You could also ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Tennessee

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