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Description

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.

Getting There

Most climbing in Georgia is located within an hour or two of Atlanta. See the climbing areas for specific directions.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Georgia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 79
El Classico
Boulder
V2 5+
 93
Makin' Waves
Boulder
V2 5+
 126
Ripple
Boulder
V3 6A
 153
The Scoop
Boulder
V3 6A
 84
El Bano
Boulder
V3 6A
 128
Super Mario
Boulder
V3 6A
 94
Luigi
Boulder
V3 6A
 86
Belly Button
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 81
Double Trouble
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 80
Soap on a Rope
Boulder
V5 6C
 168
Golden Shower
Boulder
V5 6C
 84
Standard's Variation
Boulder
V6 7A
 116
Nose Candy
Boulder
V6 7A
 78
Standard Deviation
Boulder
V7 7A+
 64
Sherman Photo Roof
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
El Classico Rocktown > Campus Punks
 79
V0 4 Boulder
Makin' Waves Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 93
V2 5+ Boulder
Ripple Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 126
V2 5+ Boulder
The Scoop Rocktown > Back Street Boulders
 153
V3 6A Boulder
El Bano Rocktown > Asphalt Boulders
 84
V3 6A Boulder
Super Mario Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 128
V3 6A Boulder
Luigi Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 94
V3 6A Boulder
Belly Button Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 86
V3 6A Boulder
Double Trouble Rocktown > Orb
 81
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Soap on a Rope Rocktown > Orb
 80
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Golden Shower Rocktown > Asphalt Boulders
 168
V5 6C Boulder
Standard's Variation Rocktown > Comet Boulder
 84
V5 6C Boulder
Nose Candy Rocktown > Sherman Roof
 116
V6 7A Boulder
Standard Deviation Rocktown > Comet Boulder
 78
V6 7A Boulder
Sherman Photo Roof Rocktown > Sherman Roof
 64
V7 7A+ Boulder
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