The Orb, V8
Located in La Fayette, Georgia close to the Tennesse border, Rocktown is arguably one of the best bouldering locations in the Southeast. Some would even say its better than Horse Pens 40, but that is a heated topic. Known for it's amazing sandstone and bomber slopers, crimpers, hueco's, rails, and its intense top outs; Rocktown is one of the best bouldering areas in the country.
Rocktown is relatively uncrowded, depending on the season, with a great parking lot that you can camp in for free. It is also a relatively new location with new problems being thrown up quite often. Because of this, many problems are unkown to who established them and their names.
-Take I-75 North
-Take exit 133 for HWY 136 (Resacca/LaFayette)
-Follow HWY 136 to La Fayette (25 miles)
-Once in La Fayette, go left then right to HWY 193 North
-After 2.7 miles you will see Uncle Jed's Store, make a left on Chamberlain Road.
-Travel 3.3 miles then take a right on Rocky Ln. and Crockford-Pigeon Wildlife Area.
-Follow the road (which will turn into a dirt road) up the mountain through the switchbacks for about 5 miles.
-At the obvious fork, take a right.
-Drive another 1.3 miles and take a left on Rocktown Rd.
-Park at the end of the road
-Drive South on HWY 27
-After you pass La Fayette's Wal-Mart go straight to 27 BUS.
-Drive into La Fayette and take a right on HWY 193 North.
-Follow Directions from Atlanta once on HWY 193 North.
The approach is a real easy trail but is kind of long (about 5-10 minutes).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rocktown:
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Katreinese, v1 Rocktown
Meteor boulder I think. Very fun problem.
Greg in "the scoop"
Greg sticking the blind hold on "the scoop"
Alli working the steep jugs on some unnamed proble...
Phil on the "Croc Wall"
Kk on the Sherman Roof
Andrew on "Police Brutality"
Andrew on "Triple Slaps"
The Hueco Simulator
BETA PHOTO: Rocktown Bouldering Guide
Topping out blockhead on the Tao boulder.
|By Mike Anderson|
From: Dayton, OH
Jan 12, 2010
You can still get the old Dr Topo guide for this area at this website. It is not comprehensive, but it's better than nothing (and WAY better than what is on Mountain project).
|By Dan Brayack|
From: Marmet, WV
Mar 22, 2011
I'm looking for photos for the rocktown guide. If anyone has any good ones, send the my way thanks!
Dec 30, 2011
Starting on Jan 1, 2012 there will be a pass required to access RT. There was a sign posted at the bottom of the mountain today. This will affect Lost Wall as well. It is called a Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass.
This the link I found www.georgiawildlife.com/node/2813
|By Lauren Beaudoin|
Dec 1, 2012
A few friends and I are planning to head to Rocktown right after Christmas (Dec 26-Jan 1). Does anyone have any recommendations of where to stay in the area? We were originally planning on camping but are also considering a cabin-like set-up if there are affordable ones close by!
We'd appreciate any info you can send our way, thanks!
|By Kevin DB|
Mar 27, 2013
Rocktown is rad. We came here on a long road trip expecting to stay for a few days and stayed for a month and a half. Some of the best bouldering in America.