GET­TING THERE

Gripped - - AREA PROFILE -

The Obed is lo­cated in the hilly re­gion of ru­ral north­east­ern Ten­nessee, on the Cum­ber­land Plateau, about one hour from Knoxville. You can fly to Knoxville or Nashville and rent a car to get there. As there are no buses that will get you close to the area, you will need your own trans­porta­tion. Once you ar­rive, how­ever, it should be easy to walk to most venues if you visit the crags that area near the Lilly Pad.

From Lanc­ing, Tenn., stay on the TN-62 un­til you reach Ridge Road on your left af­ter about 3.5 km. You will drive an­other 4.5 km on ridge road un­til you pass Doc Howard Road on your left. Be­fore the bridge, im­me­di­ately af­ter Doc Howard Rd, there is the gravel road into the Lilly Pad (there should be a sign).

John Decker on Taran­tella 5.10a at Lilly Bluff Op­po­site: Matt Beets climbs Scalded Dog 5.12b at on Rasputin’s Ledge, North Clear

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