Where can I camp for Obed climbing?

There are several camping areas but by far the best is Del & Marti Scruggs’ place, the Lilly Pad Hopyard Brewery. Del lives in the heart of the Obed and has quite a bit of land that he graciously offers to traveling climbers. His place is always evolving and now has a brewery, food truck, corn hole and bathrooms.

What kind of rock is at the Obed?

Climbers come to the Obed for the rock. “It is a very distinct type of rock,” Hudson said. “It is sandstone, but it is very hard sandstone. Out west the sandstone is soft.

When can you climb the Red River Gorge?

The best time to climb in the Red is in the spring or in the fall. The prime month is October; just after the sweltering heat and rain of August, and before the heat-sapping cold of the rock demands that you equip your chalk bag with hand-warmers.

Where is Obed Tennessee?

The Obed River rises in Cumberland County, Tennessee, just south of Crossville….

Obed River
• coordinates 35°55′07″N 85°06′46″W
• elevation 1,860 ft (570 m)
Mouth Emory River, southwest of Wartburg in Morgan County, Tennessee

How many climbing routes are in Red River Gorge?

Situated in the rugged and thick woodlands of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky, there are over 3,000 routes across nearly 100 cliffs, according to RedRiverClimbing.com, which makes this one of the densest rock climbing destinations in the country.

Where to the climbing in the Red River Gorge?

In the Red River Gorge/Slade area there are three hotspot climbing locations including, The Red River Gorge Geological Area, Meir Valley, and the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve.

How long is the Obed River?

45 miObed River / Length

Where does the Obed River start and end?

Emory River
Clinch River
Obed River/Mouths

Is there top rope climbing in Red River Gorge?

Sorry, no top roping at the Red. The theory of evolution is just as stupid as the theories of gravity and electromagnetism. All the climbs can pretty much be top roped but you will need to lead them and top rope on your own gear to help with anchor wear and tear.

How many rock climbing routes does Red River Gorge have?

Where does the Obed River start?

Cumberland CountyObed River / Source

Where should I stay when climbing Red River Gorge?

Bill’s Place Cabin, Beattyville, KY. (859) 582-8853.

  • Crazy Martha’s Pay Lake & Campground. $10/night.
  • Graining Block (a.k.a. “Roadside Park”) Camping by permit is now allowed at “Roadside.”
  • High Country Cabins. (606) 668-6718.
  • Koomer Ridge Camp Ground.
  • Lil’ Abners Motel.
  • Natural Bridge State Resort Park.
  • Paw Paw’s Landing.
  • How many climbing routes does the Obed have?

    Most climbers that come to the Obed are drawn by the park’s approximately 350 “sport” or permanently-bolted routes.

    Where can I find Obed wild and Scenic River maps and brochures?

    Maps, brochures, and publications of Obed Wild and Scenic River can be obtained at the visitor center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg, Tennessee. If you cannot make it to the visitor center, but still would like a map/brochure, please download the park map [2.1 KB PDF], or write to:

    What makes the cliffs of Obed so special?

    The Obed’s cliffs are especially well known for being “steep,” which in climber’s lingo means that they often lean back beyond vertical and become overhanging.

    What kind of rock climbing is popular in the park?

    ” Bouldering ,” or unroped climbing in relative proximity to the ground, is also quite popular in the park. Opportunities also abound for “traditional” climbing, in which removable pieces of equipment are placed into natural imperfections in the rock to arrest a potential fall.