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The Tieranny Roofs wall is home to the longest routes in the Obed and, obviously, some pretty awesome roofs. Climbs range from 5.10a (mostly ascending the "slabby" face below the huge roof that caps the wall) to 5.13+ (David Hume's "Body Count"). The wall is south-facing and gets good winter sun. Recommended gear includes a 60m rope and stick clip.

Getting There 

Park at the Overlook parking lot and follow the trail to an obvious signed split. Follow the right hand (Point Trail) fork into the woods. This trail descends down to a bridge, then weaves back up to the ridgeline between the Obed and Clear Creek. Follow this rolling trail through the woods for a good half-mile until it dips to a second little creek crossing, then continue for quite a ways further, past a rocky slab, then out to almost the very end of the point. Here an obvious steep descent trail drops down to the right. 15 feet of fourth class will reach a good trail that runs along the cliff back to west. Pass underneath the Pocket Roofs cave (a pretty impressive wall in and of itself) and on a little further to the obvious Tieranny Roofs. A massive stone "bench" at the base of the cliff and the pink and grey wall below the roofs are additional clues if there's any doubt. Approach time is about 1/2 hour.

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tieranny Roofs:
Rover B. Dog   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Huecool Junior   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport   
Lifestyles of the Ripped and Heinous   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport   
Rockefeller   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 35'   
Tales of the Sperm   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Tieranny   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Jungle Jane   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 100'   
The Probe   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 100'   
Ronnie Raygun   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 80'   
Canyon Man   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 120'   
Huecool Senior   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport   
Whatsherface   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 80'   
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Jungle Jane 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  TN : Obed & Clear Creek : Tieranny Roofs
A more forgiving introduction to the massive roofs called Tierrany. I always enjoyed the face up to the roofs more on this one than on some of the other "slab" approaches. Start left of Tieranny with techy face moves. Crank through a few bulges on hand jams and reach the base of the roof and rest. Traverse obvious hand rail out right to chains. The crux is clipping the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in TN

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By ChillFancy
From: Chattanooga, TN
May 14, 2012

This wall is actually a part of what is called "The Obed" wall. If you take the trail near the river, you will approach the sections from West to East. In order, Tierrany Wall, Middle Obed Wall, The Underground Wall, Fort Sandstone Wall, West Obed Wall, and Area-X Wall.