East is the direction most climbers take when they come to T-Wall. There's a phenomenal amount of climbing here, ranging from easy 5.6-5.7 for beginners up to outrageous 5.13 roof cracks, and everything in between. On sunny winter weekends, prepare to wait in line for popular classics like Art
, Golden Locks
and Razor Worm
, all an easy hike from where the trail splits. Or to get away from the crowds, head further down the wall to some lesser-known but worthwhile gems.
Coming up the main approach trail, take the right fork below the waterfall. The trail levels out and continues along the base of the wall for a long distance. Approach time is around 20 minutes. The approach is uphill, but fairly gentle, the entire way.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
126 Total Routes
['4 Stars',25],['3 Stars',55],['2 Stars',41],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for T-Wall East:
Art 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Passages 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Open Sesame 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Razor Worm 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Cake Walk 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Crackattack 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Super Slide 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Stone Wave 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For T-Wall East
Hands Across America 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b TN
: The Tennessee Wall
: T-Wall East
My vote for the most intimidating looking single pitch of trad cimbing in the South. The hardest and best of what I consider the "Triple Crown" of T-Wall roof cracks to borrow from the bouldering competition of the same name. Upon closer inspection bomber jams and locks are to be found but you gotta earn this one. This has probably seen less than 10 ascents since the first in '85. It's not that it's impossibly hard but it takes a little extra effort. I'd love to know the exact number of as...[more] Browse More Classics in TN
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