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By JoeyJa
Dec 26, 2013

Hey guys,
I am headed to Northern Georgia next week and I am wondering if there is anything worth climbing near Blue Ridge.

Probably too cold?

I would be looking to climb moderate (5.9 to 5.11) sport routes.
If its too cold outdoors, is there a gym near there?

Thanks!


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By Mark O'Neal
From Nicholson, GA
Dec 26, 2013
1st trad lead - Northern Pillar at the Gunks

Try the White Wall at Mt Yonah. It's good this time of year. You can then double back and try some of the climbs on the Lowers.


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By JoeyJa
Dec 26, 2013

How is coopers gap for bouldering?

Any classics in that area?


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By Jeff Mekolites
From HOTlanta, GA
Dec 26, 2013
East Buttress Direct, SEWS, WA Pass.

You are about 1 1/2 hours to Chattanooga (T Wall), Clayton (Tallullah Gorge) and La Fayette (Rock Town). I would consider those options and skip the coopers place... These are also great winter destinations.


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By george wilkey
From travelers rest sc
Dec 27, 2013
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it's never too cold to climb in the southeast, however, rain can be a problem especially this year. watch the weather.

there is no sport area where you are going only climbing areas that contain a few sport routes. if you are not a trad climber you may want to stick to rocktown or sandrock AL to get the most bang for your buck. otherwise, you may spend a lot of time looking and very little climbing.

sandrock actually has quite a few sport routes by southeastern standards and you can always fill in between climbs with some great bouldering.


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By JoeyJa
Dec 27, 2013

Thanks guys!!

I love bouldering but I have zero experience trad climbing


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By rob rebel
From boulder, co
Dec 27, 2013
I get excited over a large desert rack

If you want to boulder I would highely recommend Rocktown.


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By JoeyJa
Dec 27, 2013

rob rebel wrote:
If you want to boulder I would highely recommend Rocktown.


Damn Rocktown looks pretty badass!
Are there any guidebooks?


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By Jon Powell
From LAWRENCEVILLE GEORGIA
Dec 27, 2013
stone depot

From Blue Ridge you are 2 hours from Sand Rock and the hike is like 5 minute from the car. It drys pretty quick and is normally sunny. Mt Yonah is right at an hour from Blue Ridge with about a 45 minute hike to the lowers and white wall. The main face which has some pretty moderate to easy sport routes was wet today (December 27) and had some ice on the left side. The lowers where completely dry climbing.


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By JoeyJa
Dec 27, 2013

I think I'm gonna stick to bouldering. I won't have to rely on non climbing relatives to belay me haha.

Sounds like rocktown is perfect


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By Mark O'Neal
From Nicholson, GA
Dec 27, 2013
1st trad lead - Northern Pillar at the Gunks

You're pretty close to the Coopers Gap boulders. Admittedly though you'll have a better time at Rock Town.


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By JoeyJa
Dec 27, 2013

Sounds like coopers is highball. I doubt I'll bring my crash pad. I only packed shoes and chalk.

So I'm thinking I'll work a problem or two at rock town while from relatives hike or watch :)


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By Jon Powell
From LAWRENCEVILLE GEORGIA
Dec 28, 2013
stone depot

JoeyJa wrote:
I think I'm gonna stick to bouldering. I won't have to rely on non climbing relatives to belay me haha. Sounds like rocktown is perfect

Not throwing judgment just asking a legit questions and I hate to get off subject but where you considering letting a novice belay you? (you mentioned non climber)


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