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The Lowers

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L to R R to L Alpha
Diving Board T 
Eight S,TR 
Five S,TR 
Four S,TR 
Four Bravo TR 
One S 
One Alpha S,TR 
Sonny Lied T,TR 
Ten Alpha S,TR 
Thirteen S,TR 
Three S,TR 
Two T,S,TR 
White County Chainsaw Massacre, The T,TR 
Zero T,S 
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The Lowers Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.63698, -83.71682 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Joey Wolfe on Jan 3, 2008


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BETA PHOTO: Topo view of the Lowers at Mt Yonah


The lowers was bolted by the Army for training and they painted numbers under the routes. The bolting is excessive to a climber and some of the routes can be climbed with mixed gear.It doesn't offer views like the Main Face, but it is better protected during windy winter days. It offers some decent climbs and is worth checking out. The routes are numbered left to right.

Getting There 

Once you reach the large clearing (Heli pad) on the way up to the main face there will be a trail with a sign to the right, follow it to the lowers.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Lowers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Lowers:
Four   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
Five   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A1-     Sport, TR, Aid, 15'   
Four Bravo   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
Thirteen   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A1     Sport, TR, Aid, 1 pitch, 35'   
Eight   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Lowers
Rock Climbing Photo: Lowers number Eight (and Nine).

Eight 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  GA : Mount Yonah : The Lowers
Starts above number on the ground or first ledge. Read it was rated at 5.9 but feels a lot harder. First two moves at the bottom are the most difficult into off camber small chimney that leads to sloping top out. Most of the route trys to throw you out to the right....[more]   Browse More Classics in GA

Photos of The Lowers Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: it was higher than it looked from the ground.
it was higher than it looked from the ground.
Rock Climbing Photo: this shows the steel cable, rap rings and the bolt...
this shows the steel cable, rap rings and the bolt...
Rock Climbing Photo: Repelling down
Repelling down
Rock Climbing Photo: First time setting up a reppel outside.
First time setting up a reppel outside.
Rock Climbing Photo: Can't say it isn't well-protected...
BETA PHOTO: Can't say it isn't well-protected...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Lowers showing the starts of routes Five throu...
BETA PHOTO: The Lowers showing the starts of routes Five throu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing at the Lowers
Climbing at the Lowers
Rock Climbing Photo: lowers
Rock Climbing Photo: the lowers
the lowers

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By Luke R 84
Sep 3, 2015
SO MANY old or loose bolts. Be careful, most are obvious, but a few are tricky. The lower ledge shields well in the rain, and some routes can stay dry-ish too.

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