Elevation: 1,724 ft
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Description

Currahee Mountain isn't an easy place to love. It's out of the way; the dirt road leading up the mountain is often in bad repair; graffiti makes parts of it look more like an abandoned urban neighborhood than a climbing area. But if you can get past all that, there is some really nice friction climbing at Currahee that makes it worth a visit. Some of the best lines include Mikey's Mantle, Frictionary and Pigs on the Wing.

The rock at Currahee is good quality granite, mostly slab. Most routes are bolted to a greater or lesser degree, but some trad gear is good to have on many lines.

Camping is permitted along the road that ascends the mountain. The town of Toccoa is nearest source for food and other non-climbing essentials.

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Getting There

From Atlanta, head north on I-85 to I-985 and take 985 until it ends, continuing on as US 365/441. Bear off at the Toccoa-Lavonia exit and watch for a traffic-light controlled intersection with 123. continue on 365 for approximately 6 miles, and turn right onto 184 at the traffic light, below Currahee. in 1/4 mile, turn left to stay on 184, following the road for almost 1 mile. The climber's parking lot is a small loop on the right. This is recognized as the "climbers parking lot" and utilizing this lot instead of continuing up the road can help reduce the impact of climbing on the area.

There is a yellow gate the climbers will have to pass to access the gravel trail that exit just between the brick wall and the slab wall. Up and left leads to the Brick Wall, and slightly up and right leads to the Slab Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Currahee Mountain

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
 49
All I Wanted was a Pepsi
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 37
Deprived Child
Trad, Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 25
Dust Bowl Daze
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 34
Buzzard Breath
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Frictionary
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 38
No Name Crack
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 32
Stranger than Friction
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Mikey's Mantle
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
Power Flyer
Sport, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Pigs On the Wing
Sport, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Smooth as Silk
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Plague
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Dreams
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Jeep Streak
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Ebola
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
All I Wanted was a Pepsi Slab Area
 49
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad
Deprived Child Slab Area
 37
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, Sport
Dust Bowl Daze Slab Area
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Buzzard Breath Buzzard Wall
 34
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Frictionary Slab Area
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
No Name Crack Brick Wall
 38
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Stranger than Friction Slab Area
 32
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Mikey's Mantle Slab Area
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Power Flyer Brick Wall
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Pigs On the Wing Brick Wall
 22
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Smooth as Silk Buzzard Wall
 14
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Plague Brick Wall
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dreams Brick Wall
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Jeep Streak Brick Wall
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ebola Brick Wall
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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