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’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 33 bolted routes.



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.