Guide to routes at Big South Fork

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Guide to routes at Big South Fork

Postby ereelick » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:30 pm

Heard a little about Big South Fork and wanted to go check it out but can't seem to find any real information about it. Does anyone have any advice? Trails, routes, locations, ect.. Thanks!
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Re: Guide to routes at Big South Fork

Postby Nate W » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:00 pm

What kind of climbing are you looking for? I don't have a lot of mileage there, but I can tell you there is all types of climbing there. Most of it is unpublished and does not have a ton of development trail-wise.

If you want a guide book, check out Chris Waterford's Dixie Cragger's Atlas. http://www.dixiecragger.com/ I have the original Tennessee guide and it has the most information I have seen. It looks like there is a 3rd edition now. Hopefully there is more info in the new one.
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Re: Guide to routes at Big South Fork

Postby JAmundsen » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:00 am

Also, Chris Watford made freely available information regarding long routes at BSF from his guide book here:

http://www.dixiecragger.com/longroutes.pdf
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Re: Guide to routes at Big South Fork

Postby Bruisebrother » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:28 pm

Eree, there is a developed area right out of the Blue Heron camp ground. About a 5 min. walk. Maybe 20/30 routes. Sport and Trad. There was a download for it back when it was first developed. If I can find it, I think I have the guide and the download site somewhere. I'll look for it. If you don't find any other info Blue Heron is worth the Trip and you'll probably find someone there with info. There is huge potential in the area. Climb-Safe.
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