Little Rock City

Posted on 14. Jan, 2008 by in The South


This post is a couple of days old, from Friday at LRC.
We finally made our way to Little Rock City north of Chattanooga. This unique bouldering area is located on the edge of a golf course surrounded by million dollar homes. The rock is exquisite sandstone, more featured than Horse Pens but nearly perfect in texture. This area holds the highest concentration of hard problems in the South, with classics like The White Face V11, The Law V11, Flyin’ High V11, Dragonslayer V12 and the amazing Shield V12/13. I, of course, am interested in all of these, as well as the slew of more moderate but equally amazing boulders.
Today we met up with Matt Segal who showed us around a bit. I got warmed up on some classic easier lines including a really cool dyno called Spyro Gyro. Check out the video.

We then went up to the Shield and I tried this a bit. It was warm but it felt good in the heat and I am ready to return when things cool off. The rest of the day was spent spotting Ang. and climbing some of the great moderates there. Finally, I decided to try something harder. The White Face V11 is a nice crimping testpiece. Temps had cooled off a bit. It took me a few tries to trust the slopey crux foot, but I topped out just as the sun was setting. That footage is headed to momentumvm. Today we went to check out a newer area near Dayton, TN on a rest day. Great new area in a gorgeous river valley. Tomorrow, we head back to LRC.

5 Responses to “Little Rock City”

  1. Ryland

    03. Nov, 2009

    Anyway to get a topo for the LRC? Ive looked around but cant seem to find one.

  2. Narc

    03. Nov, 2009

  3. B3

    03. Nov, 2009

    thanks brian!

  4. Ryland

    04. Nov, 2009

    Hey thanks a ton man

  5. Drew

    29. Apr, 2011

    sweet man! I was just out there for spring break- we hit Horse Pens 40 and then Little Rock City. Check out the video-

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