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North Clear Creek Rock Climbing 

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This area includes many great walls (such as the steep and popular Stephen King Library, the Solstice Cave, the Image Wall, The Inner Circle, etc.) that lie along the Clear Creek River.

Getting There 

Park off of Doc Howard Road (the lone turnoff on the left just before dropping down the hill to the Lilly Bridge). The parking area is in a privately-owned grassy field on the right about 200 yards up the road. Leave a dollar or two in the little container at the trailhead to keep this privilege open.

Approach to the various walls depends on where you're heading, but basically take the obvious trail into the woods and follow it as it curves to the left along the ridgeline. See specific walls for more directions.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

62 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Clear Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Clear Creek:
The Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Squeeze Ledge
Lillian's Arete   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Squeeze Ledge
Alpine Dihedral   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   North Clear Creek
Stoke Tank FULL   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Squeeze Ledge
Double Trouble   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Inner Circle
Warm up route   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   North Clear Creek
Glenn's 10   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Squeeze Ledge
Arachnophobia   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   North Clear Creek
Eve's Drop   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Squeeze Ledge
Sensitive Guy   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   The Inner Circle
Saddam Hussein   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 110'   North Clear Creek
Liposuctor   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   North Clear Creek
The Rail   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   The Inner Circle
Keeper of the Flame   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Inner Circle
The World Between Your Legs   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Inner Circle
The Inner Circle   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Inner Circle
Hang on to your ego   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   North Clear Creek
Scalded Dog   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 90'   North Clear Creek
Stone Temple Pilots aka (Rumors of War)   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   North Clear Creek
Southern Hydraulics   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 120'   North Clear Creek
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Featured Route For North Clear Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: These guys are racking up for the Scalded dog

Scalded Dog 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Tennessee : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : North Clear Creek
Big, big roof climbing on big holds. A little bit intimidating. The face is difficult too. Crank this one off and you're ready for the Stephen King Library....[more]   Browse More Classics in Tennessee

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