The club trip will be at Sunset Park in TN 34.9992, -85.3554 this
Saturday. We will be at the sunset north. Sunset has a great variety
of climbing for anyone from beginners to the hardest trad leaders
(there is no sport climbing at Sunset due to a total ban on fixed
protection). New leaders can try their skills on routes like One-Ten,
while 5.12s like Jennifer’s World will make the most experienced
leaders stop and think. And there’s plenty to toprope for non-leaders.
Because it’s a west-facing crag, Sunset is a nice destination in the
summer months; it stays in the shade until well after lunchtime. This
makes it a chilly place to climb in the wintertime, however.
We’ll be meeting at the Marietta Park and Ride and Ride at 8:00am.
Don’t be late!
If you decide to meet at the crag here is how to get there…
In downtown Chattanooga, take exit 178 off I-24 onto U.S. 27 north,
then exit to Market Street. Continue to a left on Broad Street (going
south) and follow this for several traffic lights and under a railroad
overpass. Watch for signs for Ruby Falls and turn left onto a ramp;
this is the South Scenic Highway (148). Follow this up the mountain
past the Ruby Falls entrance, then turn in at the Cravens House
historic site and park in either the upper or lower parking area. From
the upper parking area, hike the wooded trail.