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Walnut Wall (Tope Rope)

The City of Chattanooga’s Walnut Wall overlooks the Tennessee River from a 50′ high limestone pier of the historic Walnut Street Bridge in Coolidge Park.

Located on the north shore of the river, the wall hosts special climbing programs and activities through Outdoor Chattanooga, and is the practice home for the Chattanooga Area Interscholastic Climbing League. To see scheduled programs, visit our Events Calendar.

Fees apply.

Related Activities

Day hiking, flat water paddling, mountain biking, trail running, road biking

Activity Type

Top rope climbing, beginner to advanced.

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga

425 feet | 3 minutes

Directions from Outdoor Chattanooga

Exit out our back door. Walk south, toward the river, through Coolidge Park, with the Walnut St. Bridge on your right. The Walnut Wall will be on the last bridge pier facing the river.

GPS Coordinates


Google Map


Scheduled programs

Number of Routes



5.5-5.11 (YDS)

Recommended Gear

All gear and instruction provided.
Pants or longer shorts and closed toe shoes recommended.


Yes, at Outdoor Chattanooga, Walker Pavilion and the Coolidge Park Carousel.


No. Dogs are not allowed in Coolidge Park.
Yes, in all other downtown parks, including the Walnut St. Bridge.

Contact Information

Outdoor Chattanooga
200 River St. in Coolidge Park
Chattanooga, TN  37405
(423) 643-6888


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