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Elevation: 1,724 ft 525 m
GPS: 34.5294, -83.3759
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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. The ease of access doesn't hurt either. Some of the best lines include Mikey's Mantle, Frictionary and Pigs on the Wing.

The rock at Currahee is good quality granitic gneiss, mostly slab. Most routes are bolted to a greater or lesser degree, but some trad gear is good to have on many lines. Many routes have accessible anchors for top roping. The bouldering is scattered across the mountain, but there are some good routes if you know where to look for them.

Camping is no longer permitted along the road that ascends the mountain, but is permitted throughout the Lake Russell WMA that Currahee is on the boarder of. The town of Toccoa is nearest source for food and other non-climbing essentials. The closest place to purchase climbing gear is Wander North Georgia's Tallulah Falls location.

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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
 72
All I Wanted was a Pepsi
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 55
Deprived Child
Trad, Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 38
Dust Bowl Daze
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Buzzard Breath
Trad, Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 31
Trad and True
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Frictionary
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 62
No Name Crack
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 47
Stranger than Friction
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
Mickey's Mantle
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 44
Power Flyer
Sport, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 23
Smooth as Silk
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
Plague
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Dreams
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
Jeep Streak
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 12
Ebola
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
All I Wanted was a Pepsi Main/Slab Wall Area
 72
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Deprived Child Main/Slab Wall Area
 55
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, Sport, TR
Dust Bowl Daze Main/Slab Wall Area
 38
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Buzzard Breath Buzzard Wall
 55
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Trad and True Main/Slab Wall Area
 31
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Frictionary Main/Slab Wall Area
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
No Name Crack Brick Wall
 62
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Stranger than Friction Main/Slab Wall Area
 47
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Mickey's Mantle Main/Slab Wall Area
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Power Flyer Brick Wall
 44
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Smooth as Silk Buzzard Wall
 23
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Plague Brick Wall
 22
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Dreams Brick Wall
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Jeep Streak Brick Wall
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ebola Brick Wall
 12
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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