Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Let’s go climb in the heart of Dixie at Tennessee’s famous spots! Much of the Cumberland Plateau (home also to the Red in KY) is in Tennessee, so the area is blessed with lots and lots of yummy sandstone. The climbing should be similar and of comparable quality to the New, but warmer.
This trip is tentatively planned to go Sat-Thurs over Spring Break. We will spend two days munching bolts at the Obed, two days chewing clips at Foster Falls, and maybe also make a side trip to eat some boulders at Stone Fort (part of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series!) in Nashville. Both of the crags have sport routes ranging from 5.9-5.13, so if you can throw down on gym 10s, there should be plenty of rock for you to get on.
Read about sweetness at the Obed/Clear Creek and Foster Falls here:
I anticipate going over the club’s $150 per car gas budget very slightly. Food will be something like $10/day for what we cook for meals, but there will certainly be some restaurant meals for travel days and possibly at other times, so plan a little bit extra. All together, basic living expenses for this trip should be under $100, although this could go up depending on if we eat at restaurants a lot or do something that isn’t free.
Derek Mahlburg is co-leading this trip.
THE CLUB PROVIDES:
-up to $150 in gas
-climbing gear such as ropes, quickdraws, anchors, stick clip
-personal climbing gear if you need it
-sleeping bags, tents, sleeping pads if needed
-grocery money ~$50
-meals in car, other snacks, other meals eaten out ~$30?
-gas money over $150 ~5-$10
-personal climbing gear if you have it (harness, shoes, chalk bag)
-backpacking backpack (not totally necessary, but we probably won’t get any from the club as the backpackers will take them all)
-clothing appropriate for a week of 50-60 degree days
A more detailed packing list will be sent out later. For now, sign up! Drivers and leaders will receive priority. You must be able to cleanly top-rope at least 5.9 to come on this trip.