Great shady climbing area with some super steep testpieces. Named for one of Oak Ridge's nuclear reactors. A great crag name. Bring some atomic firepower for these routes.
On the hike out to the Tieranny wall locate a trail that heads down and left. The wall is located directly across from Clear Creek's "point" where the river makes a sharp bend. Consult Chris Watford's guide for exact spot to descend.
Climbing Season For the Obed & Clear Creek area.
Weather station 19.8 miles from here
21 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Y- 12
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Y- 12:
Polka Freak 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Herbivore 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
The Odyssey 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Y- 12
Born on the 4th of July 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Tennessee
: Obed & Clear Creek
: Y- 12
One of the most amazing pitches at the Obed. Steep fun laybacking takes you up to and out a roof to an overhanging prow. Crafty body position gains you a no hands rest after the roof.Prepare to bear down for a 5 or 6 move boulder problem on some of the tweakiest tweaks at Obed. This V5 (or so) sequence blocks entrance to some of the biggest jugs on the super steep and way exposed prow. I recommend mantling up over the anchors for a sit. It was onsighted by Katie Brown and she hardly broke a swe...[more] Browse More Classics in Tennessee
Oct 10, 2016
I left a pair of almost new Scarpa's (instinct vs) at the base of Barbwire and Lingerie on Friday night (10/7), came back on Sunday morning and they were gone. If someone has them, I would really appreciate it if you'd send me a note. Thanks!