Land Manager: Cumberland Trail State Parks, Laurel-Snow State Natural Area

Native Lands: ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee),  S’atsoyaha (Yuchi) (from

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Buzzard Point is located in Laurel/Snow Pocket Wilderness, on a huge point dividing the gorge. This Buttress has good sun most of the day.
A lot of the routes were started probably in 1977 with the likes of Rob Robinson and Bruce Rodgers. Then around the early 80’s some other southern climbers came on the scene like James Dobbs,Ron Davis,Charles Kable, Shannon Stegg, Chris Chesnutt, along with Jeff Gruenberg and his hard line “Pieta” which might of very well been the first 5.14 in the southern realm. Later Rob Robinson and Glenn Ritter put more lines into play.

Some of these routes are on the Point.


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What to Expect

Rock quality is good. Has been awhile since some of the anchors have been replaced due to the access problems in in the past.
Nice fall/winter sport crag. And some spicy trad. A lot of these routes are done with old school style in mind.

Access notes

  • Please follow all rules and regulations of the Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness


No camping


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