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Rock Climbing in Knoxville

From the sandstone boulders to the limestone crags scattered throughout East Tennessee, rock climbing adventures are waiting for new and experienced climbers in every corner of the region.


KNOXVILLE CLIMBING

Knoxville’s abandoned quarries are attracting sport climbers looking for exciting routes and the reward of completing the climb. Just a few miles from downtown, an abandoned limestone quarry features a cliff line with moderate grades, solid rock faces, and 12 bolted routes.

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Devil's Racetrack

  • Devil's Racetrack
  • Caryville, TN 37714

Just off the Cumberland Trail, Devil's Racetrack is a formation of two rock 'fins' that stick out of the side of the mountains. The climbing here is...

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Ijams Crag

  • 2915 Island Home Avenue
  • Knoxville, TN 37920

Located near the southwestern boundary of Ijams Nature Center, the Ijams Crag offers bolted routes for beginner and expert climbers alike. Climbers...

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REGIONAL CLIMBING

A lifetime of climbing challenges can be found throughout East Tennessee. Enjoy both sport and traditional routes and bouldering opportunities year round in the river canyons and sandstone bluffs from Chattanooga to North Carolina.

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Big South Fork Climbing

  • 4564 Leatherwood Road
  • Oneida, TN 37841

The Big South fork is exactly that, BIG. Encompassing an astounding 123,000 acres, this National River and Recreation area sits on the Cumberland...

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Obed Wild & Scenic River Climbing

  • 208
  • Wartburg, TN 37887

According to geologists, the sandstone at the Obed Wild and Scenic River was carved and formed by the tumbling water of the Obed River and its...

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