Elevation: 731 ft
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Shared By: saxfiend on Feb 25, 2007 with improvements by Nick Davis
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Description

With less than 30 known routes, Griffin Falls is not what you'd call a major climbing destination. But if you're camping at nearby Sand Rock anyway and want a little variety, this crag is definitely worth a visit. The climbing at Griffin's is mostly hard sport, but there are also a number of spicy trad lines, most notably the outstanding Knife Crack (5.9+).

Getting There

Griffin Falls is just up the road from Sand Rock, near Collinsville. From Atlanta, take I-75 north toward Chattanooga and exit at Hwy. 411/20 (exit 290). Follow 411 toward Rome, bypassing that city; outside of Rome, turn right on Hwy. 53 (and 411). Continue through Cave Spring and Centre, AL to the town of Leesburg. Turn right on Hwy. 68 and follow this road past the turnoff for Sand Rock; continue on through Collinsville. After crossing under I-59, continue a few miles on 68 until you can see the cliffline ahead of you, then watch for a bridge over a creek at the bottom of a hill. Immediately after crossing the bridge, turn left onto a gravel road and follow it a short distance to a small bridge over a creek. Park in a pull-off on the right and follow the trail past graffiti-covered boulders up to the cliffline, where you'll see the waterfall. Continue right (under the waterfall) to the climbing area.

From Chattanooga or Birmingham, take I-59 to the Hwy. 68 exit. Go west on 68 and follow the directions above.

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