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m-allenbach


Aug 5, 2008, 3:10 PM
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travelling through Tennessee  (North_America: United_States: Tennessee)
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I will be helping a friend move to south carolina and we will be taking I-75 through tennessee. I would like to find a decent climbing spot somewhere in tennessee that we could stop at which wouldn't be too far off our route. Ideally I would like to find an area where we could camp so that we could break the drive up into two days. So far from what I have read the devils race track looks like it would be really convenient, but I am not sure we are allowed to camp their, and I remember reading that in the past stuff has been stolen from cars in the parking area. I would hate to see all of my friends stuff get ripped off. Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice.


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I have no knowledge of the climbing at Devil's Racetrack, but the Dixie Cragger does note that you can camp at Cove Lake State Park nearby. Maybe someone who's climbed there can chime in with some better information.

Another spot worth considering is Foster Falls; it's not right on your route, but it's not too far of a detour and has camping on site. Fosters is all sport climbing, in case that makes any difference in your decision.

JL


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I got two speeding ticket while passing thru Tenn and no thanks, I go caving some place else.


jwyatt8


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devils racre track is an alight place to climb the area doesnt get much use so many route are a little dirty and the best route there lucy in the sky last time had a bees nest it is a good place to go if you are passing by and yo will pass by it yo can see the crag for the interstate it is like a big shark fin kinda cool looking as for camping you drive through cove lake state park to get to the area they have camp sites with full hook ups and primitave sites if you stay there try eating at ridge bbq it is very good and on cove lake state park property hope this helps from a TN climber


Valarc


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Honestly, I'd be sketched out about leaving a car full of stuff at almost any crag in the southeast. I've heard about a LOT of breakins at parking areas, in GA, TN, and AL. With out of state tags you're an even more tempting target.

I leave NOTHING of value in my car when climbing in this area - there are too damn many scumbags who have discovered that climbers' cars are easy targets.

If you want more detailed info on specific crags, I'd suggest posting the question at http://www.seclimbers.org - there are a lot of people there who keep up with all the breakins and stuff that happens around here.


m-allenbach


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Thanks for the quick replies. I guess I should have mentioned this in the first post but sport and top rope climbing would be preferable given the experience levels of the people I will be with. Also if it makes any difference we will be passing through on august 13th.


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jwyatt8 wrote:
devils racre track is an alight place to climb the area doesnt get much use so many route are a little dirty and the best route there lucy in the sky last time had a bees nest it is a good place to go if you are passing by and yo will pass by it yo can see the crag for the interstate it is like a big shark fin kinda cool looking as for camping you drive through cove lake state park to get to the area they have camp sites with full hook ups and primitave sites if you stay there try eating at ridge bbq it is very good and on cove lake state park property hope this helps from a TN climber

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sport climbing at devils racetrack is the best thing to do most of the routes are moderates the hardest is an 11D lucy in the sky is 150 foot 5.9 it is kinda run out it only has 10 bolts but has a set of anchors in the middle. there is no top rope at this place it well be hot and humid so be ready to sweat and try to stay out of the sunny side


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