Join us next Saturday March 15th for our club trip to Leda, TN. Leda is a good place for aspiring leaders with climbs like University Route (5.6), Fanfair (5.7), and Speedway Boogie (5.7+) and also has routes such as Cracked Actor (5.10a) and (Jody’s Route 5.10c/d) that will challenge more advanced climbers. A stick clip on some routes is recommended.
Parking will be very limited so it will be important to carpool and take as few cars as we can. The normal road pull-off used for parking in the past is now designated for emergency vehicles only. There is a new paved parking area just 0.2 miles up the road on the left side just after the hair-pin turn. You will find it just across from Indian Ridge Lane. If you haven’t climbed at Leda before you will need to fill out a waiver at the kiosk along the trail.
We will be meeting at the Marietta Park and Ride at 7:30am to carpool. Please see the link to get directions to the carpool location. http://maps.google.com/?q=33.
For directions to the crag take I-75N to Chattanooga then take I-24W for 6.2 miles until you take the exit for U.S. 27 north and go towards Dayton. Take the Chickamauga Dam exit; going left from the exit, drive almost three miles to the second traffic light. Turn left here onto Montlake Mountain Road. After passing a sharp hairpin turn right, go up the hill past two pull offs and take another sharp hairpin turn left. Parking will be directly to your left. Coordinates can be found here. https://www.google.com/maps/