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Look Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,650'
Location: 35.69456, -83.87472 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: khowe on Sep 19, 2013

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  • ** NPS does not allow rock climbing within the National Park boundaries. ***

Getting There 

From Knoxville, Take 129 South toward Maryville. Turn left on Lamar Alexander Pkwy right before the Foothills Mall. Go about a mile, then turn right on Montvale Rd. Montvale becomes Happy Valley Road which will take you up the mountain. Merge left onto Flats road. Drive past Eagle Rock Retreat Center and keep driving up hill. Turn sharp left on Butterfly Gap Rd. Turn left on FootHills Parkway. Main top-rope wall is below main parking via a few obvious unmarked trails. Rap down, or walk east to the bottom of the cliff line, then back west to the start of the climbs.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Look Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Katie on Corner Crack.

Open Book 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Tennessee : Look Rock
This route follows an obvious dihedral corner crack. If you jam the crack, route bumps up to an 5.8, otherwise, there are lots of face holds to make for an easier ascent....[more]   Browse More Classics in Tennessee

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By Brad Caldwell
From: Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Sep 21, 2013
We top roped like 10-12 routes and bouldered about the same around 6-8 years ago while my wife was finishing up at UT and found it pretty fun and easy to set up. This a perfect little crag if you're visiting the Townsend/Cades Cove side of the Smokies.
By khowe
From: Knoxville, TN
Sep 22, 2013
Brad, do you know any specific route information for Look Rock?
By Brad Caldwell
From: Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Sep 23, 2013
I dont really remember any specific routes, but it seems like we sent routes up to around 5.10 and V4 or so. Sorry I cant be of much more help than that.
By khowe
From: Knoxville, TN
Oct 8, 2014
There is an old-school topo with all the "proper" route names floating around somewhere, so some of the current route names listed here are temporary until the correct names are dug up.
By Zabadoo
From: Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 12, 2017
We had a little trouble "walking down". There were some committing parts to getting to the base. Not too difficult for able bodied adults but a little nerve racking for little kids.

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