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The Inner Circle has a super-short approach and is home to a half dozen nice climbs, three of which are amazing 5.12a's through very steep rock. The wall is south-facing but good tree coverage keeps it partially shaded until mid-day. Oh, and a good stick clip should be considered mandatory.
Take the first, obvious trail that splits from the main trail off to the right. Follow this steeply down through a passage of low rock, then continue to contour back around to the right on a less-distinct trail to the Inner Circle. The cutoff is no more than 500 yards from the parking area. Total approach time is about 10 minutes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Inner Circle:
Double Trouble 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
The Inner Circle 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Keeper of the Flame 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For The Inner Circle
Double Trouble 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a TN : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : The Inner Circle
Steep and enjoyable climbing leads to a mantle before reaching the anchors. Unfortunately this route does not serve for much of a warmup for some of the steeper routes on the wall. Still it's a worthwhile endeavor....[more] Browse More Classics in TN
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