Obed Rock Climbing Expedition
Contact: Joe Zagorski, 423-346-6294
WARTBURG, Tennessee:The Obed Wild and Scenic River announces its fifth annual Climbing Expedition on Saturday, July 14th. Beginning climbers and people who wish to learn about the sport of rock climbing are encouraged to attend. No reservations are necessary.Kids (age 10 and up) and adults are welcomed to participate. Helping us out on this day will be members of the East Tennessee Climbers Coalition. This free event will run from 1 p.m. (Eastern time) to 3 p.m. All equipment will be provided. The event will take place at the Lilly Bridge Climbing Area, just off of Ridge Road. Please arrive early to get fitted for harnesses, helmets, and climbing shoes.
For more information, please contact the park at 423-346-6294.
Did You Know?
Did you know that when Native Americans first came across the Obed, they realized that the ground was too steep for settlement and too rough for farming? They did, however, rely on the Obed for hunting, and used the bluffs for shelter.