Walnut Street Bridge_Sunset

Blog

Your Guide to Spring Bouldering at Rocktown

Spring is finally here, and it is rapidly getting warmer. Soon enough the humidity will start to set in, making V1 problems seem like V6, and V6 problems seem as difficult as something like that one dyno problem from the Dawn Wall. Climbers all over the Southeast will be trading their crash pads…

Read More

If There’s One Place You Visit This Fall, Make It Chattanooga

Fall is a magical time in Chattanooga. The mountains and valleys bloom into a canvas of reds and yellows, and you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief as the heat and humidity recede, replaced by crisp, cool air. Meanwhile, autumn festivals and seasonal events spring up like wildflowers…

Read More

Chattanooga's Best Fall Climbing

There’s a lifetime’s worth of perfect sandstone just down the road from Chattanooga, and it’s more accessible now than ever. In the last decade, thanks to effort by locals and climbing advocacy organizations, tons of landowners have opened the door to climbers. Of course, in order to preserve access…

Read More

Guide to Rock Climbing in Chattanooga

We don’t mean to brag, but our Southern sandstone is some of the best in the country. But don’t take our word for it. Just ask Cody Averbeck, who wrote the book on Chattanooga sport climbing – literally – by co-authoring the guidebook, Chatt Steel . He noted on Rock/Creek's blog: Southern Sandstone…

Read More

5 Active Ways to Experience the Fall Colors in Chattanooga

It’s finally starting to feel a bit like fall in Chattanooga. Cloudless, bluebird days have been the norm of late, and the leaves are finally starting to turn in the higher elevations of Lookout and Signal Mountain. It’s true: crisp weather like this makes holing up in a coffee shop or in front of a…

Read More

The Best Places for Winter Climbing Around Chattanooga

When the weather cools off, climbers start hitting the rock. Don’t get us wrong, there are great climbing opportunities around Chattanooga year-round. But with fewer crowds and more comfortable temperatures, winter is an excellent time to take advantage of the rock climbing opportunities in the…

Read More

Winter is Coming but Chattanooga's Outdoors are Calling

It's no secret that Chattanooga is a thrill-seeker's outdoor paradise during the warmer months, however, with average high temperatures in the area ranging between 82 and 50 degrees from September through February, there’s no need to ignore the call of the outdoors once the official summer season…

Read More

50 Outdoor Things to Do in Chattanooga

It's official—Chattanooga is the coolest city in the country. (Okay, maybe it's not actually official, but if you're reading this, then you probably think it's at least partly true.) In order to make the most of what the Scenic City has to offer, we've compiled a list of 50 must-do outdoor-related…

Read More

The Best Places to Have a Socially Distant Climb in Chattanooga

One of the great things about climbing is that it’s an inherently solo sport. No, that doesn’t mean you have to go free soloing without any rope like a certain Alex Honnold on El Capitan. And of course, the climbing community—one of the most tight-knit subsets of outdoor-minded folks there is—would…

Read More

The Perfect Weekend Guide for Outdoor Adventure around Chattanooga

The secret is out: Chattanooga, TN is a city that’s home to an incredible array of outdoor experiences and possibilities. Having wholly embraced its geographical blessings in recent years, the Scenic City—as it’s appropriately nicknamed—is a place that’s ripe with adventure. From the iconic point…

Read More