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Cherokee Bluffs
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Cherokee Bluffs

 
Cherokee Bluffs

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Tennessee, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 35.92430°N / 83.96248°W

Object Title: Cherokee Bluffs

County: Knox

Activities: Sport Climbing

 

Page By: jpetsch

Created/Edited: Jan 31, 2008 / Feb 4, 2008

Object ID: 377335

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Overview

Cherokee Bluffs offers a sport climbing option in downtown Knoxville.
The 200 foot cliff rises directly out of the Tennesee River, offering great views. The limestone rock does is slick and steep. Routes are short. Approach is very short and easy. Most of the routes are on the upper wall which starts on a ledge in the middle of the face.

Getting There

129 South (Alcoa Highway)out of Knoxville toward the airport. After the Marine Reserve Center(on right),turn right on Monte lake Rd. Take first right on Craghead, you'll come to a fork, bear left. This will come to a deadend. Follow path on right, it takes about five minutes to get to first wall. The trail comes to an obvious 20 foot wide ledge with old carpet on it. The most dangerous crossings are protected by a cable.

Red Tape

Please do not trespass on the private property nearby.

Camping

None, but downtown Knoxville is 2 minutes away.

External Links

http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/Tennessee/Eastern/Cherokee_Bluffs/

Images

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