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clymber


Mar 5, 2003, 6:15 PM
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Ill be heading to the T Wall area this Sat and need to know about campsites there. I need a shower for the gf and i dont want to pay lots of $$$ for a RV site one ...As long as I can pich a tent and she can take the shower,also a phone # would be great also or the name so i can call 411


orangekyak


Mar 5, 2003, 6:23 PM
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Check out http://www.raccoonmountain.com/index.htm

they have tent sites for like 12$ a night. not the cheapest, but it'll get you a shower. you'll be a 20 minute drive from twall.

the camping at twall itself is primitive - 10 minute drive to nearest store for bathroom

good luck!

o.k.


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Mar 7, 2003, 2:22 PM
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if you're going to be there a couple days, try to get in touch. I'm looking to go on sunday and next week or could show you somewhere else in chattanooga for some climbing.

Blane
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lancebrock


Mar 13, 2003, 6:56 AM
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you can camp at foster falls for 10 per night or there are walk in primitive sites for free. showers, bathrooms and a pay phone. it is about 30 min to t-wall, though.

try to camp somewhere you can leave your stuff or stash everything in one car at some camping area and take nothing to the crag that will stay in your car. they caught the latest t-wall thief, but i am still very leary about leaving anything valuable in your car. this guy has been guilty of the last 6 months of break-ins but i think the locals just arent keen on climbers and break-in out of spite. people have had thousands in stuff stolen and ruined roadtrips. so if you can leave your stuff elsewhere and leave nothing in sight, do so. some people go so far as to leave there cars unlocked with the windows down. just a heads up...

check www.seclimbers.org for more info...


hoppinbig


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I will be down in TN with Orangekyak and a bunch of other people - we're camping at Fosters - climbing sat at Fosters and Sunday at Twall (Climbing monday and tuesday too) So if any of you are interested in meeting up - shout out soon - we're leaving Toronto tonight and arriving in the mornin.

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If I were you I would rethink the climbing at Twall thing on Saturday - there is a trail day going on and those working are not too friendly to people walking by and climbing (this was from a different thread).


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hey kevin, if you guys are from out of town, which you and lew are, go ahead and climb at t-wall. we would love for you to enjoy the area!!! i will personally talk to anyone who gives you crap. i have actually told people to quit working and go climb because they were from out of town and had limited time to climb in the south. i am sure kirk brode, who will be running the trail day, feels the same.

if the people walking by are regulars, as they often are, they deserve the looks they get but i usually take a second to ask where people are from before i ask if they want to help.

enjoy!!


uncle_big_green


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If you're not a local and visiting, then nobody is going to expect you to work on the trail (they should see the plates on your car). However, if you are recognized as a local climber (Atlanta, Chatanooga, Nashville, etc.) and abstain from helping at all, then you can expect some grief. It would be cool of visitors to pick up a couple items of litter if they see any. That will take about 10 sec. out of your trip.


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Thanks guys - I appreciate the words - either way we're climbing fosters Friday and Saturday then Twall on Sunday - like to have a couple days of hard cranking on bolts then a trad day to rest! You guys have some awesome crags down there - thanks for being so hospitable!


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