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climbhigh2005


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Give me info... I want to know all about it... What is the climbing like? Is there good camping? Does it cost? I am planning a trip there as soon as it warms up... thanks!


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Sweetie... did you look on the seclimber.org site? We do own kings bluff you know...


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ya i looked! 8)


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There's no camping available at King's Bluff but there are plenty of hotels in Clarksville. There is also a guide book available for the area.
See this link for more info:
http://www.seclimbers.org/...ee/kings-bluff.shtml


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There is a nice campground right off of exit 1. Forget the name, during the summer they have a swimming pool. I think it will run around $15 per night. I would suggest that since your in the area you get you a nice hotel located downtown Nashville and do a bit of bar hoping... but that is just what I like.

The climbing is like LIMESTONE. When I was introduced to the area early in the summer of 03' my hands were brutely raped as I have never touched limestone before. It hurt and I went threw tape like toilet paper. The easier routes (5.7 and down) have very large jugs, nice jugs... but once you hit the 5.8 mark it is crimp fest on sharp rock. Learning to use the natural friction of limestone as feet smears was very hard... I'm still learning that.


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Bar hoping is a great idea. However, climbhigh2005 is not old enough to bar hope yet. As for the climbing, it is suppose to be ok.


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I really enjoy the climbing there... however, most of the routes come up short unless you are in the 5.11 range. Several long 10's too. There is a nice sport multipitch there, that I would suggest to anyone.


shank


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There is a few camping spots there but no fires are allowed, don't want to draw attention, and the ground is probably stubby due to no one ever camping there.

The routes are pretty well all good route. The routes database on here is a good place to get Ideas as to difficulty, But there are routes there from 5.4 up to 5.12d, and a 5.13d. Most are sport, quite a few mixed, and some trad.

Andy, How would you know to recomend the two pitch route? You ever climbed the second pitch? :lol:


okinawatricam


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What grades are you looking for?

Do you place gear?



I know the area fairly well, I can give you more specific answers if you want.


andy_lemon


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Andy, How would you know to recomend the two pitch route? You ever climbed the second pitch? :lol:

Hey man, cut a guy some slack... you know I've done the first pitch several times and have been to the top where the route tops out. Anything with exposure that bueatiful in the midwest is worth suggesting. Climbhigh2005, if you get a chance do the route.


okinawatricam


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That two pitch route can be done as one pitch very easily.


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I have done it both ways and it is excellent. You should come down and do it sometime Andy.

Just bustin your chops. :lol:


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Andy, I be there in May, any route you want to do I'll be glad to do with you.


okinawatricam


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Staring from the Quietzone and moving toward Navigator

Eye of the Vulture 11b
elevator Shoes 10a
Break from the heat 9
integrety 10
Too Good To be True 10a/b
Naming the Guidebook 10d
Chimney Sweep 5
Captain Hook 5.6
Egeneering a Goat rope 5.7
Grin and Bare It 10b
Mustang Sally 10d
To Heavy to Fly 11
Born on the Fourth of July 8 or 9
Wheat Thin
Three Wishes 13
Prelude 11d/12a
More later


shank


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If the weather hold to what they are calling for I'll be there Saturday if anyone want to climb.


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Steven.. you climbing on Valentines day? Better run that one by the wife. LMAO :shock:

Eman, I can't wait for you to come down bro. I will do my best to make the trip.


shank


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Is that Saturday? Oh well. Like I said, if the weather holds :lol:


climbhigh2005


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Hey.. thanks for the info! We wpuld probably be sport climbing unless we go with someone and learn trad... We climb in the 10s, and Simon in the low 11s... this weekend would be a cool trip if the weather is good...


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btw I really wanna climb multi pitch, so that would be awesome!


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Hey Steve, is the lock still on the gate? If so, you may want to PM the combo to Melissa.
Melissa, If the weather is good, you'll undoubtedly run into Shank and the rest of the crew with plenty of guidebooks to go around. The climbing is muy fun. If you've never been on limestone before, you're in for a treat. Enjoy!


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It doesnt look like I'm gonna be able to mae it this weekend... I've promised some friends I would go see a show with them, and then Sunday I need to spend time with my family... maybe another weekend... I'll let ya'll know when I'll be there! thanks again for everything!


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Kings Bluff is definitely not a destination area, but its a fun place to stretch out the legs if you're driving by.


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I guess if you lived in Florida it wouldn't be a destination area... but for someone like me who lives 2 hours away, the 300+ sport routes at the crag will do.

climbhigh: there isn't much trad at the bluff. There are a few mixed routes that are pretty cool but I think some of the locals added some bolts to those routes so they would see more traffic and be a bit safer. Placing gear in limestone is exactly the greatest to learn on. But there are a few easier trad routes that I know of in the 5.6 range.


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Actually around 200 routes. And yes the lock is still on the gate, thanks Dave. Melissa, I don't have the combo right now, but I'll send you a pm with it this afternoon. I alway get the first two numbers mixed up, so I had to write it down and don't have it on me right now.

Eman, heard alot about you, from Andy, Tommye, as well as others, looking forward to meeting you someday.

Dave, one of these day i'll make it to HCR, or Potrero, Or maybe even Hueco, What do you think of that?

Andy, My offer still stands. Anytime you want to climb, just let me know.

Alpine, as to King's being a destination spot, I guess it would be if you wanted to climb at all the areas in the south east huh? or do all the 13b's in the country or climb all the 5.6 mixed route, etc... So you see it all depends on what one is looking for. And if that is fun on the riverbank then King's is a destination spot.

Hope no one gets mad at me this time. :( :lol:


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Dam, 200 + routes!? Me and my partner must not have walked the river enough. I didn't realize the scope was so large. We were there about 2 years ago. The river was cool, but the gobs of home made hangers left something to be desired.

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