@Jphelps Cool! Tennessee looks like an amazing place to climb.
New River Gorge is really solid sandstone conglomerate. Overhangs on overhangs on overhangs. Lots of bolts and some trad. Same rock as the Shawangunks.
By all means go to Yosemite. Great granite, which I'm not certain you see much of in Eastern Tennessee. Big walls in Yosemite are incredible and a really whole different world of climbing, but Tuolomne has wonderful multi pitch routes of moderate difficulty that is a great place to begin climbing in Yosemite.
Four hours northeast of where I live is the White Mountains and it's amazing granite cliffs. There's a route on Cathedral rocks called "Bombadier" because an oak tree that grows out of a ledge on the route is home to a squirrel that likes to throw acorns at climbers as they climb past.
Here in upstate New York we have the Adirondack mountains with hard anorthosite with cliffs up to 1000' high. Two hours south of here are the Shawangunks which feature amazing sandstone conglomerate cliffs where rock climbing essentially was born in America. The 'Gunks are famous for their overhangs and horizontal cracks. If you ever get a chance to try them I heartily encourage you to do so.
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@Mjbibliophile Welcome to the Community! Thank you @REI-JohnJ REI-JohnJ for the recommend but I have not spent any recreation time at all in Mississippi. At one point I was planning a canoe/camp trip down the river but never ended up going. Good luck and let us know what you find!
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