Leda, Tennessee (TN)

Location

Leda, Tennessee
United States
35° 14' 8.16" N, 85° 13' 35.4" W
US

Leda is a small roadside crag located near Soddy Daisy, TN, just outside of Chattanooga. The sandstone bluff offers both sport and traditional lines, and is a great place to learn to climb or get in a quick climbing session after work. Because of the dangerous mountain road at Leda, please leash dogs at all times. The Landowner of Montlake Properties has asked all climbers to sign a liability waiver to climb at Leda. This only has to be done once (no renewal). If you have already signed a waiver for Little Rock City, then you don’t have to sign one again for Leda. Waivers can be found online at this site by signing up for Little Rock City. Waivers can also be found at Leda in the kiosk. Please submit signed waivers to Montlake Golf Club House or put them in the Leda kiosk box.

Climbing Routes

Upper Leda Right- 5.6-5.13a There are about 45 routes here, most of them sport or mixed climbs, with a few pure traditional lines mixed in. (Sport/Traditional)

  • Ox Crack- 5.8
  • Knock on Rock- 5.7
  • Walk By Me- 5.7
  • Andy Man Still Can- 5.7
  • Anubis- 5.7
  • Anyone Home?- 5.7
  • Benwha- 5.8
  • Blazin' Chameleon- 5.11c
  • Cumberland Blues- 5.9
  • Gotten Goat- 5.10b
  • Highnoon- 5.8
  • My Little Patina- 5.10b
  • Old Foot- 5.9
  • Pay For What You- 5.13a
  • Relapse- 5.9
  • The Future Lies- 5.7
  • The Grail Saga- 5.9
  • The Long Run- 5.9
  • The One and Lonely- 5.6
  • University Route- 5.6
  • View Point- 5.11c
  • Vogen Slab- 5.9

Lower Leda Left- 5.7-5.12a (Sport/Traditional)

  • Crisis- 5.12a
  • Cryptic- 5.10a
  • Gigantic- 5.7
  • Guardian Angel- 5.9
  • No Talent Ass Clown- 5.9
  • Richard Parks Pees- 5.9
  • Rusty- 5.8
  • Sands of Rhyme- 5.10a
  • The Up Game- 5.10b
  • Treehugger- 5.7

Lower Leda- 5.6/A1 Start to free climb about 15 feet right of the roof crack and traverse left. Start to aid on bomber gear through a couple of roofs. Once you get past the second roof. free climb until you reach a tree on a ledge. I can't remember how solid the tree is but, you may have to leave some gear. The route is pretty dirty and there are no fixed anchors. Make sure that you bring alot of long slings. It takes stoppers and cams up to 4".

  • You Win Some You Win Some- 5.6/A1

Lower Leda Right- 5.7-5.11c (Sport/Traditional)

  • The Return- 5.8
  • Sting- 5.11c
  • Arete Set Go- 5.10a
  • Big Dave's- 5.10a
  • Footloose- 5.10a
  • giGantic- 5.7
  • Poptop- 5.9

Upper Leda Middle- 5.7-5.13b

  • Speedway Boogie- 5.7
  • Fanfair- 5.7
  • Girls Only- 5.10a
  • House of Giza- 5.9
  • Adventures in Toy- 5.13b
  • Celtic Splendor- 5.11d
  • Cracked Actor- 5.10a
  • Easy Wind- 5.12b
  • Free to Think- 5.8
  • Lock Down- 5.11b
  • Optimus Prime- 5.9
  • Smiling Phases- 5.9
  • Smoke- 5.10a
  • Stride Rite- 5.11b
  • Temple of Doom- 5.11c
  • Time to pretend- 5.12a
  • TJ's Demise- 5.9

Upper Leda Left- 5.8-5.12a

  • Jody's Route- 5.10c
  • 1%- 5.12a
  • Battered Women- 5.12a
  • Blood sacrifice- 5.12b
  • Brass Monkey- 5.11a
  • Chip away- 5.11a
  • Good and Plenty- 5.8
  • Lolita- 5.10d
  • Lolita's Deluge- 5.12b
  • Margin Walker- 5.11c
  • Playground Medley- 5.12b
  • Psychotic- 5.12a
  • Squirrel Jelly- 5.12a
  • Varmint- 5.11c

Camping
Possum Creek Campground
1845 Lee Pike
Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee
Phone:(423) 332-8468

Hotels and Lodging
Soddy-Daisy Hometown Inn
222 Sequoyah Access Rd
Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee
Phone: (423) 332-7755

Directions
Take exit 2 on the left to merge onto I-24 W toward Chattanooga/Nashville 6.2 miles. Slight right onto US-27 N 15.8 miles. Take the Thrasher Pike exit 0.3 miles. Turn left onto Thrasher Pike 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Dayton Pike 0.7 miles. Turn left onto Montlake Road. Destination will be on the right.

GPS: 
Latitude: 35.2356
Longitude: -85.2265