Foster Falls (Sport Climbing)

Foster Falls in South Cumberland State Park boasts a two mile cliff line that offers scenic and technical, bolted sport climbing along the countour of Little Gizzard Creek.

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Climbers can expect highly technical, strenuous wall and roof climbs averaging 60 feet in height. Most climbs are in the 5.10+ range.

The hike getting to the climbing area on the famous Fiery Gizzard Trail is half the beauty of the trip, as you walk right by the falls that give the area it's name.

Southeastern Climbers Coalition Foster Falls Information
Flatliners Southeast Climbing Foster Falls Information

Activity type
Difficult, bolted sport climbs. Top rope must be rigged by lead.

YDS Grades
5.8 - 5.12+

Related Activities
Day hiking, backpacking, camping

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga
36 miles | 45 minutes

GPS Coordinates (TVA Foster Falls Small Wild Area)
35.182560, -85.672956

Google Map to Foster Falls TVA Small Wild Area
Fiery Gizzard Trail Map to Climbing Areas

Dates | Hours
7 a.m. to sunset

In Case of Emergency
Marion County Sheriff
423-942-2525

Camping
Seasonal (April - October)
Foster Falls Campground (TVA)
498 Foster Falls Rd.,
Sequatchie, TN 37374
(423) 942-5759

Related Activities
Day hiking, backpacking, trail running

Contact Information
South Cumberland State Park
11745 US 41
Monteagle, TN 37356
931-924-2980
South Cumberland State Park

More Information
Friends of South Cumberland State Park

Foster Falls (Sport Climbing)