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South Clear Creek Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,118'
Location: 36.0947, -84.7083 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

South Clear is probably the most popular place to climb at the Obed. This includes the Image Wall, Solstice Cave, the Stephen King Library, and the Balcony. It gets pretty hot during the summer, which means that winter is the perfect time to climb here!

Getting There 

Park at the parking lot off of Doc Howard Rd., and take the trail at the back of the lot. Follow the obvious trail for about 15 minutes before you descend on an obvious steep trail. Stay to the left and you will be at the image wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.0 miles from here

64 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',7],['5.10',9],['5.11',19],['5.12',14],['5.13',8],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Clear Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Clear Creek:
Super Ego   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Solstice Cave
Shadowhawk   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Image Wall
Best Seat In The House   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 85'   The Balcony
Fat Lady Sings   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Balcony
Cheap Seats   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Balcony
Christine   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Stephen King Library
Backlash   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Image Wall
Brother in Arms   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Stephen King Library
Spawn   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Image Wall
Double Feature   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Balcony
Alchemy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   The Balcony
Pet Semetery   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Stephen King Library
Violator, The   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Image Wall
Pale Face   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Balcony
Prophet   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Image Wall
Deathblow   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Image Wall
Solstice   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Solstice Cave
Undertow   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 75'   The Balcony
Rage   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Stephen King Library
Maximum Overdrive   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Stephen King Library
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Featured Route For South Clear Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber about to enter the business on Pale Face (...

Pale Face 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Tennessee : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : The Balcony
Amazing. Start by balancing up the slab to the roof, then traverse left carefully until you can reach up and clip the first bolt. Dance up the corner diagonally to the right, underneath overhangs, until you are where the corner cuts back to the left. Rest while you can, then venture up and to the right across the pale face to a horizontal break. Now straight up through horizontals in the overhanging face to the anchors. Pumpy, exposed and super-fun!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Tennessee

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By Ryan Nelling
Mar 30, 2017
Believe I left a pair of blue La Sportiva approach shoes somewhere along South Clear - if anyone finds them a PM would be most appreciated. Gracias!

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