Sunday, June 6, 2010

Taking it Easy at the Obed

Finishing off a month of climbing both at home in Chattanooga and at a few distant crags, me, Brea, Nick, and Matt crammed into the Ranger for one last road trip. The Obed is about 45 minutes outside of Knoxville (this is actually a complete guess) and features several sand stone sport crags as well as a descent size boulder field.  From May 24 - 26 we lounged at the Obed climbing one day on routes, one of boulders, and the third...we swam.  None of us were overambitious going into the trip and honestly after a month of climbing with only a handful of rest days, I was quite tired. Thus I was perfectly content to simply hang out with good friends in a beautiful place.  As the Dixie Cragger suggested, we camped at Del's.  The set up was awesome and the trip wouldn't have been the same had we not been exposed to the hospitality of Del and his wife Marte.  These two folks live completely off the grid and I have nothing but respect and admiration for them.  We will definately visit them again!

I managed to get some photos and video as well. Enjoy!

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