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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.

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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
 123
El Classico
Boulder
V2 5+
 191
Ripple
Boulder
V2 5+
 134
Makin' Waves
Boulder
V3 6A
 219
The Scoop
Boulder
V3 6A
 129
El Bano
Boulder
V3 6A
 190
Super Mario
Boulder
V4 6B
 81
Yellow Wall Arete
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 133
Soap on a Rope
Boulder
V5 6C
 275
Golden Shower
Boulder
V5 6C
 128
Standard's Variation
Boulder
V6 7A
 176
Nose Candy
Boulder
V6 7A
 82
Blue
Boulder
V6 7A
 88
Lab Rats
Boulder
V6 7A
 136
Standard Deviation
Boulder
V7 7A+
 106
Sherman Photo Roof
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
El Classico Rocktown > Campus Punks
 123
V0 4 Boulder
Ripple Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 191
V2 5+ Boulder
Makin' Waves Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 134
V2 5+ Boulder
The Scoop Rocktown > Back Street Boulders
 219
V3 6A Boulder
El Bano Rocktown > Asphalt Boulders
 129
V3 6A Boulder
Super Mario Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 190
V3 6A Boulder
Yellow Wall Arete Boat Rock > Yellow Wall Area
 81
V4 6B Boulder
Soap on a Rope Rocktown > Orbitals
 133
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Golden Shower Rocktown > Golden Harvest Boulder
 275
V5 6C Boulder
Standard's Variation Rocktown > Comet Boulder
 128
V5 6C Boulder
Nose Candy Rocktown > Sherman Roof
 176
V6 7A Boulder
Blue Rocktown > Golden Harvest Boulder
 82
V6 7A Boulder
Lab Rats Rocktown > Lab Rats Boulder
 88
V6 7A Boulder
Standard Deviation Rocktown > Comet Boulder
 136
V6 7A Boulder
Sherman Photo Roof Rocktown > Sherman Roof
 106
V7 7A+ Boulder
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