For a state at the tail end of the Appalachians, Georgia has a surprising variety of good rock climbing. Georgia can't match the tremendous volume of rock and number of destinations held by neighboring North Carolina and Tennessee, but it does have some hidden jewels.
If you want a taste of granite slab but don't feel like making the drive to Stone Mountain, NC, head for Mount Yonah. This granite dome in north Georgia has long been a training ground for Army Rangers, but it's also a prime trad climbing destination. Many new leaders have gotten their first experience placing protection on some of the easier Mount Yonah lines. Currahee Mountain is another good spot for friction climbing.
For trad climbing on Tennessee-style sandstone, Lost Wall is a good choice. Crack and face climbs ranging from five-easy to fearsome can be found here. And further up the mountain from Lost Wall is Rock Town, a great bouldering area with enough problems to keep you busy for years.
If you're ready to up the ante, north Georgia's Tallulah Gorge is the premier trad destination in the state. For serious and exposed multi-pitch climbing in the midst of beautiful scenery, Tallulah is hard to beat.
In addition to Rock Town, Georgia has numerous other bouldering areas. Tops among these is Boat Rock, located in the metro Atlanta area, with loads of high-friction granite to shred fingers and shoes.
To keep yourself in shape when you can't get outside, there are several indoor climbing gyms located in and around Atlanta.
Most climbing in Georgia is located within an hour or two of Atlanta. See the climbing areas for specific directions.
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Top of Mount Yonah. Hog Pen in Better Conditions... Hog Pen Gap, Georgia...yes...Georgia.
|By JOhn CAmeron|
Feb 1, 2007
YES!!! Georgia has finally made the glitz and glamor of Mountain Project! there is much for the climber around GA if you are willing to look and take in the wonderful forest and lush humidity....(ok, so 'much' may be somewhat of an overstatement. but its quality stuff- believe you me!)
Jan 27, 2009
Sweet! Juliette made a featured route! Middle GA is on the map. Glad to see Rock Till You Drop is getting it's due. It's a fun route and Juliette is a nice place to get a work out.
|By Ben Martelino|
Dec 30, 2012
Cloudland State Park? Is There climbing there or is that considered High point? Anyone know?