Weekend in TN

We hit the road again this weekend with a packed bus, two dogs, and two eager climbers and headed to Tennessee in search of steep sandstone. Saturday we climbed at Lilly, where you are rewarded by a minuscule approach and oodles of climbs in a short area. We were the only ones there, although there were several unclimbable routes due to seepage from the top. We had a blast on climbs like the Egyptian and Blade Loafer.

Sunday I had a date with an unsettled score. Solstice has been high on my project list since I have one-hung it several heart-breaking times, so we headed to Clear Creek. We met a crew of guys from Virginia, who also worked out the climb throughout the day. It is difficult to photograph thanks to the contrast between the dark cave and the bright sunlight just outside the cave, but this climb is a real treat- from tricky face climbing to steep bat-climb-like roof climbing on enormous jugs. I finally sent it thanks to a pair of Muira VS's and a desire to finish this baby!

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