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Formerly known as Malevolence Wall, the Flying Squirrel Buttress is probably the tallest cliff at Suck Creek. Climbers willing to brave poor rock quality will be rewarded by some excellent long climbs, including Bombs Away (5.8).
After crossing the bridge over Suck Creek, continue up the canyon a mile or so to a large pullout on the right. As with the Upper Passes, make your way down a steep hillside and cross the creek. Follow a smaller creek up the opposite bank, then angle up and right through woods to the cliffline.
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Bombs Away 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 310'
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Bombs Away 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c TN : Suck Creek Canyon : Flying Squirrel Buttress
Who would have thought you could do an alpine climb in Tennessee!P1: Scramble up on a small ledge, climb a right-facing flake, then step right and climb to an alcove beneath a bulge. Squirm throught a slot in the bulge, angle right to a vegetated ledge. Walk approximately 30 feet to the left on a very narrow ledge to a solid root on a cedar tree and belay (5.8) 140'.P2: Move left from the belay and climb loose and crumbly rock for two or three moves, then move right below a huge right-archin...[more] Browse More Classics in TN
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