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DescriptionLost 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 ThereLost 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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