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slporter42


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I'm a freshman in college at TTU. I miss climbing bad and i was wondering if there was any good or just bouldering around Cookville.


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What part of TN is Cookeville? i guess i could look it up but i'm feeling lazy... I noticed though in TN sometimes there are very nice boulder feilds in areas that are more known for route climbing.


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Its like lower middle east tennessee. Its about two hours west of Knoxville on I-40.


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Two exits up the road, going toward Knoxville, exit at Monterrey (sp?). There used to be a KOA campground there but I doubt its there now. Anyway, behind the campground is Bee Rock.

Its the place I met Arno Illgner in 1985. Its less than 20 miles from the college?

Pictures of which I recently found and scanned haha







Fortuitous meeting. While I only climbed with Arno 3 4 or 5 times it was eye opening.

Anyway, there is also another cliff band near Bee Rock, forget the name, there used to be a guidebook, Cartwright or Whitmore or someone like that wrote it? I'm 25 years gone but I bet the CLIFFS are still there!

DMT


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If you are looking for Cookeville Climbs by Mark Cartwright, I have one for sale. Also have many other Southern guides. I am selling off my entire guidebook collection. You can reach me at jimmerson@earthlink.net or 847.910.5708.

Thanks.


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Black Mountain is off the Crab Orchard Exit of I-40, great steep conglomerate sandstone, lots of high balls. Hasn't been trafficked much lately, so a stick brush is a must. Other than that, you're pretty close to the Obed... show up out there and finding bouldering shouldn't be a problem.


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