Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
A southern greeting seemed only appropriate considering the destination of this trip. I’ve got a few days off, so let’s head to Tennessee to hit up some of the most BEAUTIFUL rock climbing on the East coast.
Chattanooga is the destination; we will be spending the majority of our trip in Little Rock City, a world-class boulder field located on the edge of a golf course 40 minutes outside of the city. I plan to spend all day Saturday there, before heading back to Chattanooga to sleep. Sunday’s destination is up in the air. We could return to LRC if anyone feels particularly affinity towards certain problems, or head to Foster Falls for some sport climbing. This can be a game time decision based on the desire of the group.
The plan is to meet at Echols as per usual at 4PM on Friday. We will drive late into the night, and most likely stay at The Crash Pad, a climbing-centered hostel in the area. We will wake up early Saturday, climb all day, and return after dark, repeat on Sunday, then head home. We will drive late into the night on Sunday so that everyone can make it back to work/classes on Monday.
Information about LRC, Foster Falls, and The Crash Pad can be found at the following links:
Things to know:
This is not the most beginner-friendly trip. Ideally you should be able to climb V2 consistently and top rope 5.10 cleanly. That being said, if this doesn’t apply to you and you REALLY want to go shoot me an email and we can talk about getting you on the trip.
This will be a LOOONG weekend with a lot of driving, so be prepared. It will totally be worth it, but it certainly won’t be restful.
Things to bring:
–Personal climbing gear
–Personal camping gear (just in case)
–Money for lodging/meals for Friday night and Sunday night drives. I would say have at least 40 dollars in cash on you. The club pays for a portion of our lodging, but probably won’t cover all of it if we end up staying at the Crash Pad.
–WARM CLOTHES! It will be in the 60s, but it can get chilly at night! Bring lots of layers
Food (breakfast, lunch, one dinner)
Any camping gear you might night
Any climbing gear you might need
Andrew Cassidy will be supervising this trip.