Elevation: 1,392 ft
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Description

Lost Wall doesn't get a lot of respect from climbers who've been spoiled by the bounties of Tennessee Wall and other great crags around nearby Chattanooga. It's true that Lost Wall doesn't have the length of cliffline, the height or even the rock quality to match the Tennessee Crags, but it's still a worthwhile destination. It has a number of good routes for topropers and leaders trying to hone their skills, along with some routes like Booze and Broads which would be exceptional just about anywhere.

Hard to see from the lowlands and not easy to find, exploration at Lost Wall began in the mid-1980s, with Georgia hardmen like Shannon Stegg and Curtis Glass putting up routes like Persistence (the first recorded route at LW) and Laurel Lie. Other pioneers include Jim Corbett, David Young and Stewart Coffield. The more recent development (which continues today) has been in the Netherworld, the section furthest south at the crag.

Lost Wall is a predominantly trad area, with single-pitch lines ranging from 40-120 feet high. The rock is sandstone and though not as consistent as T-Wall, is mostly good quality.

Camping is available in the wildlife management area, though the camping regulations have changed in the last year or so. Check with the rangers for where to camp; also be aware that there are periodic hunting closures at Lost Wall.

Getting There

Lost Wall is located on Pigeon Mountain near Lafayette, GA. From Atlanta, head north on I-75 and exit at GA 136 (Lafayette/Resaca exit). Head west on 136 to the junction with GA 193; follow 193 into Lafayette. Watch the signs and stay on 193 through a couple of turns, then continue almost three miles to the intersection with Chamberlain Road. Take a left on Chamberlain Road and continue about three miles to the entrance to Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Turn right here on Rocky Lane and keep your speed down to 20 or you will be ticketed. Continue almost two miles through a series of switchbacks; the pullout for the Lost Wall trail is at the fourth switchback. For the descent gully to the Netherworld, continue up the mountain a little more than a mile further and look for a vague pullout and even more vague trail on the left side of the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 36
Steggo
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 22
Megster
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Linda's Corner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 75
Guzzler
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Maybe Not
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 42
Black Pig
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Clodhopper
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Refrigerator Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 36
Booze and Broads
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Place in the Shade
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Defoliator
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Somalian Hunger
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Laurel Lie
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Pipe Full of Fun
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 9
Foreign Policy
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Steggo
 36
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad
Megster
 22
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Linda's Corner
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Guzzler
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Maybe Not
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Black Pig
 42
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Clodhopper
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Refrigerator Crack
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Booze and Broads
 36
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Place in the Shade
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Defoliator
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Somalian Hunger
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Laurel Lie
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Pipe Full of Fun
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Foreign Policy
 9
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
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don't speed on that road or the ranger will ticket you. Dec 22, 2006
BirminghamBen
Birmingham, AL
BirminghamBen   Birmingham, AL
Lost Wall is a good spot to put up alot of routes away from the crowds.

...and, yeah, do not speed on the road up the hill. Mar 12, 2007
Odis  
Starting on Jan 1, 2012 there will be a pass required to access Lost Wall. There was a sign posted at the bottom of the mountain today. This will affect Rock Town as well. It is called a Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass.

This the link I foundgeorgiawildlife.com/node/2813
Dec 30, 2011
sbasso1  
I don't know what the exact regulations are on bolting but if the bolts weren't put in by the FAs, then it probably doesn't need them. Rappel/anchor from the tree at the top. Jul 10, 2012
Jgrote
Fla/nc
Jgrote   Fla/nc
Most routes have trees above suitable for rappelling. Lost wall don't have too much jewelry on it , and that's why I like it. Nice single pitch trad lines that will satisfy most trad leaders. Jul 10, 2012
Ben Martelino
alpharetta
Ben Martelino   alpharetta
went up Baby Buzzard today notice alot of the top anchors with nylon slings are getting chewed on by small animals? Not easily seen unless you look at it from the top! remember to check them befor you clip in I am trying to get some of the more popular routes with steel cables and and rings as i go around on some of the routes installed one on top of megster, as well as all of the routes i have been putting up! Dec 28, 2012
RForbus
Hotlanta
RForbus   Hotlanta
Just a heads up, one must have a GORP (Georgia Outdoor Recreational Pass) to be able to climb now or enter the park for that matter. One can buy them online here

georgiawildlife.com/Georgia…

We had to log on and purchase one on my phone. There was a ranger there checking to make sure people had their pass. Its 3.50 for a 3 day individual pass or you can do a group pass for 10 bucks which I think is good for 3 days as well.

Just an FYI Oct 6, 2013
We found some gear that somebody left behind. Found it on Monday, November 25. Let me know if you've lost anything there lately. Nov 25, 2013
Marcj Mentrak
Charleston, SC
Marcj Mentrak   Charleston, SC
Lost Gear!! I have lost some gear at Lost Wall. We were there Oct 10-13th, 2014.

Please, Please contact me if you may have found anything.

Thank you,
Marci Nov 17, 2014
Is a standard rack suitable for most climbs here? Feb 15, 2017