Sucka Cave

  • Grade context: US
  • Ascents: 18




Small crag close to Chattanooga with quality steep sport climbing and some boulders.


Small north-facing crag off Suck Creek Road as it descends into Sequatchie Valley. This crag is constantly shaded and can seep after rain, making it a good option for warmer days. The main cave has great lines for 5.12-5.13 climbers who enjoy overhangs and roofs, with a handful of easier routes in the left and right wings between 5.6-5.11. Most routes are around 30-40 ft. Please keep in mind that the crag is located on private land - please do not top out on the cliffline, and see SCC website for the most updated guidelines and regulations.

Access issues

Please respect the landowners (Baker Family) and neighbors privacy! There are white and red “end climbing boundary” signs posted on each end of the cliff. DO NOT GO BEYOND THESE SIGNS!! The families homes are around the corner and they do NOT want to see climbers exploring their property!


"Hey friends!

Welcome to our pad! We love the outdoors, love athletes and have a killer passion for family. We also dig the SCC and Access Fund and decided to partner up and open the climbing to the public. This land is a gift to our family and we hope it can be a gift to the outdoor community.

So hey, enjoy the climbing, trails and amazingness of this place. Check out the map for property boundaries and access points. We’re a pretty trusting family so do us a favor and stay in the boundaries of the climbing zone ​ (if we see you up there you’re free game for our water balloon and watermelon launcher.). Our homes are close to here and it would be a bummer to have to shut this down. You’ll see boundary markings and signs at each end of the cliff. Take a selfie with them just don’t go beyond them.

Here are some other rules we think are important:

Be a good neighbor. Smile. Wave. Drive slow. Don’t block traffic. Music is great, music the entire mountain can hear, isn’t. Come for the day, leave for the night. ​ No camping please. Smokey the Bear says NO fires. Can you imagine burning up 530 acres? #expensive Keep your pooches leashed. And please, for the love of all things pick up the poop. Leave no trace: pack out what you bring in. Don’t bolt or establish routes without permission. Contact Don’t top out the cliff unless permitted for route maintenance purposes. Wanna help?

The SCC is a rockstar and hosts many trail days a year. They need OUR help to keep this place legit and awesome. On top of keeping the area clean, it would be awesome if you’d let us know about anything that needs immediate attention. Email

~The Baker Family"


Parking: 35°11'01.6"N 85°26'39.9"W

Coming from Chattanooga, drive 10 miles along Suck Creek Road. As you start to descend along U-shaped turns. There are two gravel pull-outs, first one off the left and another off the right side of the road about 200 feet further. The hike-in trail is along the middle of the bend at the pull out on the left side, next to a faint white cross and a yellow "no trespassing" sign.


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