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Climbing near Memphis?

Postby Fletch » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:05 pm

Friend in Memphis is looking for some TR options within a few hours (2-4) drive. Any ideas?

Thanks.
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Re: Climbing near Memphis?

Postby goldenhopper » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:15 pm

I'm in Memphis for at least a week every year and it's limited. I don't really climb so I can't help you specifically in that way, but I think you are going to need to head east. There is quite a bit of verticle rock as you get towards Nashville. I'm not positive, but I doubt there's much going on in the Meeman Shelby forest area along the shore of the old Miss, but you might have an interesting day out there if you just want to get out into the thick of it.

http://www.tn.gov/environment/parks/MeemanShelby/
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Re: Climbing near Memphis?

Postby Marmaduke » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:39 pm

I know I'm stepping on Larry's toes here but he had his chance.......

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Re: Climbing near Memphis?

Postby EastKing » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:44 am

Tauk Sauk Mountain in Missouri and some of the mountains west of Little Rock. Woodall Mountain and Driskill if you are into state highpointing. Not exactly Seattle, Denver, Albany, or Salt Lake City but it looks like there are some opportunities.
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Re: Climbing near Memphis?

Postby mlandau3 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:02 pm

Mapquest puts Magazine Mountain, Arkansas at 4 1/2 hours from Memphis. And there is climbing there.
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Re: Climbing near Memphis?

Postby sshankle » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:32 pm

Jamestown Mountain in Batesville Arkansas is BY FAR the best of the closest crags. A little further puts you at:

- Jackson Falls, Southern Illinois (excellent climbing, not many easy TR options)
- Sams Throne, Arkansas (same as above)
- Kings Bluff (sport crag, will need a leader)

There are folks going every weekend.

Best local contact is through the Memphis Mountaineers Facebook group page.

Let me know if I can help. I'd consider tagging along if my schedule permits and the need a hand.

Scott
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