Devil's Racetrack

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Devil's Racetrack

Post by CLIMBTRAD » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:40 pm

Anyone have any beta for Devil's Racetrack outside Knoxville?
Looks like some cool rock from the highway.. did some research online found some, but not much.
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Re: Devil's Racetrack

Post by goodguy » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:08 pm

heard the parking lot is riddled with broken glass from break ins and that while it's a unique setting with some run out routes the added worry of theft is not cool.
Oh man, he is messing that up. However, he is missing his left leg so that way would probably be harder for him. SCIN, just before spraying some beta for a climber doing a route the WRONG way.

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Re: Devil's Racetrack

Post by Jeff » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:43 pm

Heard the same thing goodguy. I've got an old hand drawn topo around somewhere Patrick, I'll see if I can find it.

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Re: Devil's Racetrack

Post by CLIMBTRAD » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:55 pm

I did find the route maps.. but was wondering about the hike in.. it sounds like their is two ways in.. one Long way and one short way. Anyone know about hike in.
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Re: Devil's Racetrack

Post by leftwich » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:51 pm

I've been there twice. The parking area did have broken glass and looked like a local party spot/campsite on the creek; pretty typical east TN/KY. The were some good routes there on a type of rock not normally climbed around here. Very much like a scaled down Nelson Rocks. There is a way to access the upper end (the other approach brings you in at the lower end) by means of the Cumberland Trail that starts up the road at the state park. Sorry I don't know how long it is but judging by the girth of some of the people I saw it couldn't be all that far.

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Re: Devil's Racetrack

Post by leftwich » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:59 pm

Looks like 3 miles. I would be interested in getting a copy of the route map you have.
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Re: Devil's Racetrack

Post by CLIMBTRAD » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:28 pm

The route map I got was found on rockclimbing.com it had a link to a site with route map and the same trail map you posted... In that site the guy talks about 3mile hike in... But said their is a much shorter way.. just hard to find..
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Re: Devil's Racetrack

Post by sharon9999 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:25 pm

I have been there a couple times.I think the 3 mile hike might be if you park in the parking lot in the park.The hike in from "the boulder" is fairly short,kinda steep though if I remember correctly.That is where cars get broken into,we were lucky,didn't have that problem.If you go,Lucy in the sky really fun.

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