First time setting up a reppel outside.
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.
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.
Weather station 2.1 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Lowers
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Lowers:
Three 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
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'
Featured Route For The Lowers
Four Bravo 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c GA
: Mount Yonah
: The Lowers
Basically it's a variation of Four unless you bail to the right at the top and follow the bolts. The way we've always climbed it, the route starts to the right of Four on some more difficult holds with a small corner and a bulge to deal with. You reach a small sloping ledge and then work back into the jumble that is Four and top out through the same crux and crack as Four. I believe some descriptions have Four Bravo following the bolts up and through the larger separation to the right of Four...[more] Browse More Classics in GA
this shows the steel cable, rap rings and the bolt...
BETA PHOTO: The Lowers showing the starts of routes Five throu...
it was higher than it looked from the ground.
BETA PHOTO: Can't say it isn't well-protected...
BETA PHOTO: Topo view of the Lowers at Mt Yonah
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.