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Main Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: saxfiend on Nov 18, 2006
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There are a number of named sections along the Foster Falls trail; some are based on a noticeable geographic boundary, but many are arbitrary. The four routes listed here are not part of any named section.

The sections listed below run from right to left as you face the cliff, starting from where the trail ascends to the cliff from the suspension bridge at the base of the falls:

  • White Wall
  • So What Area
  • Crime Buttress
  • Right Bunker
  • Left Bunker
  • The Dihedrals
  • Jimmywood
  • Gutbuster Area
  • Sanford Wall
  • Rocket Slab
  • Rehab Slab
  • Snatch Wall
  • Red Light District
  • Zone 3 (aka Dog Boy Village)

Getting There 

From the parking lot, follow the lower climbers trail below the falls; cross the creek and continue to the White Wall area. Or follow the upper trail above the falls (Fiery Gizzard Trail), then use one of two access trails on the left to get down to the cliff base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Crawdaddy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Tea and Strumpets   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Main Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Samuel Rogers on the crux move of Pond Scum.

Pond Scum 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Tennessee : Foster Falls : Main Wall
"One-move wonder" describes this line perfectly. An easy jug haul finds you at the 4th bolt and the crux. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Tennessee

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By Andrew R.
From: Linden, VA
Dec 21, 2010
Id love to see this "Main Wall" broken up into different areas. Id be willing to help. How can it get done? FYI -The three routes on Rehab Slab were really, really fun.
By JohnWesely
From: Red River Gorge
Jun 14, 2011
I would also like to see the area subdivided.
By Blake Allen Green
Sep 30, 2013
Admin, please subdivide the "main wall" into its respective areas so that the site is easier to navigate. Or else allow someone else to do it.


By DCSwish23
From: Maine/Spain
Dec 2, 2013
Grouping everything into "Main Wall" makes this page almost completely useless. PLEASE organize or allow it to be organized into sectors.
By Michael L
From: Boulder, CO
Dec 3, 2013
Also where is Gas Chamber in all of this? Classic route, don't know why it wasn't included!
By Alexander Blum
From: Charlotte, NC
Feb 24, 2014
I'd like to echo the other comments about subdividing this area. I am willing to help. There are three administrators, people have been asking since 2010. Where are you?
By Alexander Blum
From: Charlotte, NC
Jun 2, 2014
Any news on making this an organized, useable database?
By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Jun 2, 2014
Nope, no news.

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