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Rock climbing at the Obed

A few weeks ago, Allison and I met up with her friend, Katie, from the track team at Brown, who is currently a faculty member at University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Katie and her friends, including her boyfriend Warren, invited us to go rock climbing at an internationally recognized climbing hot spot: the Obed Wild and Scenic River.  As first time outdoor climbers, we didn’t make it to the top of any of the sport climbing routes, but we did well enough, especially when our competitive nature spurred both of us to make the extra reach…

If I remember correctly, we tried a couple of the routes at Lilly Bluff, and Clear Creek.

 

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Warren and a friend set up the first carabiner

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Allison falls as Katie and Laura look at the camera

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Allison's back musculature was all the rage.

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Hanging

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Climbing at The Obed - 09.24.2011 - 17.53.00

Allison enjoying the view

Climbing at The Obed - 09.25.2011 - 14.41.31

An easier, more well-light climb