Land Manager: Cumberland Trail State Parks

Area Rep: position open

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.

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.
A lot of these 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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Check out the Hospital Boulders video.


Hospital Boulders is on Google Maps.

What to Expect

Hospital Boulders boasts 200+ high quality sandstone boulder problems, and even some short traditional, sport and top rope climbs on the west brow of Lookout Mountain.

Access notes

  • Be a good neighbor: Please make a good impression by driving slowly, smiling and being respectful to our neighbors.
    • This also includes No Trespassing. Unfortunately, the SCC did not have the opportunity to purchase the whole boulder field. If you see ‘End SCC Property” signs you are leaving SCC property and are subject to trespassing law. The SCC does not own the Lock & Key Boulder or the Farmer Dyno.
  • Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a leash.
  • Leave No Trace: Keep this area beautiful and clean. Clean up after yourselves, your peers, and your pets. Lead by example and pick it up on the first pass.


No camping at Hospital Boulders. Beautiful Noccalula Falls is less than 5 minutes away and has fantastic camping facilities.


Please email for a pdf copy of the Sickness Competition guidebook.