Date(s) - Sun, Jun. 11
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Wed. June 7th
Climb in a remote gorge perfect for new climbers.
Before you come down you look over your shoulder and notice the bottom of the gorge 200 feet down. Your friends are little specks, 50 feet beneath you but cheering that you reached the top.
You’re up next up, time to focus on getting to the top of Best Seat in the House. The first attempt went well, you made it up but had to sit on the rope a few times to rest. But the tips on how to rest without using the rope should come in handy on the second attempt. Eager and ready to reach the top, you start up the 5.9+ climb.
“Remember to shake your arms out!” shouts up your instructor Anna as you get past the difficult section. “This is a long climb so make sure you rest there. You can do this!” she coaches from the ground.
Back on horizontal ground, slightly out of breath but smiling, you high-five Anna, “thanks for the cheering and the reminder. I’m excited that I made it without falling!”
Before you came down you look over your shoulder and notice the bottom of the gorge and the rapids 200 feet down. Your friends are little specks, 50 feet underneath you but cheering now that you touch the top.
Summer climbing is warm but comfortable in the mid to high 70s but with plenty of shade, the temps are perfect; an amazing time to climb. Whether you don’t know what a belay is, or you spend 10 hours a week climbing the Vol Wall, your instructors can get you on climbs from easy to challenging (5.7 – 5.11).
I participated in lots of activities in last couple of years, [UT Outdoors] was the best place for providing a fun yet affordable way of exploring TN and other states for me.
No experience necessary; belay lessons at the VolWall highly recommended, which are free on Wednesdays this summer, 6pm.
If you know how to lead, you can lead on this trip (with our equipment or yours) once we check you are solid.
If you want to learn how to lead, our groups are small enough (only 8 people per trip) that you can easily learn to lead with an instructor while the other instructor works with the other few climbers.
This trip is for you if:
Want to try climbing outside at a famous sport climbing crag. The Obed is the perfect place. You’ll get plenty of help.
Want to meet friends who also climb.
Are looking to do something new.
Want instruction so you can climb better and eventually on your own
This trip is not for you if:
Aren’t comfortable walking across campus.
Are terrified of heights. Some fear is fine, we can help with that.
You want to climb harder then 5.11.
How to register for a trip
Sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area; you can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card.
What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction. On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.
Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.