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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-
 90
Easy Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 97
Ripple
Boulder
V2 5+
 76
Makin' Waves
Boulder
V3 6A
 126
The Scoop
Boulder
V3 6A
 65
El Bano
Boulder
V3 6A
 101
Super Mario
Boulder
V3 6A
 70
Luigi
Boulder
V3 6A
 68
Belly Button
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 64
Double Trouble
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 63
Soap on a Rope
Boulder
V5 6C
 128
Golden Shower
Boulder
V5 6C
 62
Standard's Variation
Boulder
V6 7A
 89
Nose Candy
Boulder
V6 7A
 53
Standard Deviation
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 78
Guzzler
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Crack Boat Rock > Easy Crack Area > Easy Crack Area
 90
V0- 4- Boulder
Ripple Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 97
V2 5+ Boulder
Makin' Waves Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 76
V2 5+ Boulder
The Scoop Rocktown > Back Street Boulders
 126
V3 6A Boulder
El Bano Rocktown > Asphalt Boulders
 65
V3 6A Boulder
Super Mario Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 101
V3 6A Boulder
Luigi Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 70
V3 6A Boulder
Belly Button Rocktown > Hueco Simulator
 68
V3 6A Boulder
Double Trouble Rocktown > Orb
 64
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Soap on a Rope Rocktown > Orb
 63
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Golden Shower Rocktown > Asphalt Boulders
 128
V5 6C Boulder
Standard's Variation Rocktown > Comet Boulder
 62
V5 6C Boulder
Nose Candy Rocktown > Sherman Roof
 89
V6 7A Boulder
Standard Deviation Rocktown > Comet Boulder
 53
V6 7A Boulder
Guzzler Lost Wall
 78
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
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JOhn CAmeron
DENVER!!!
JOhn CAmeron   DENVER!!!
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!)

CB Feb 1, 2007
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. Jan 27, 2009
Ben Martelino
alpharetta
Ben Martelino   alpharetta
Cloudland State Park? Is There climbing there or is that considered High point? Anyone know? Dec 30, 2012
No there is no legal climbing at Cloudland Canyon. Highpoint is not far away, and is a totally different area. However, I and others have put up several routes in Little Mans Gulch, a side canyon outside the park, probably private land. Oct 31, 2014