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Routes in Stone Fort (aka Little Rock City)

(new) Mane Event, The V5-6 6C+
7-10 Split V1+ 5
A Face in the Crowd V7 7A+
Ace of Spades V8-9 7B+
Aneardon Low V8- 7B
Art of the Vogi V4 6B
Art of the Vogi Left V4+ 6B+
Barn Door 2000 V12+ 8A+
Bear Hug Arete V5 6C
Bedwetters V9 7C
Bent V6 7A
Big Much, The V4 6B
Big Wheel V5 6C
Biggie Shorty V10 7C+
Black Carpet V4 6B
Black Planet V4 6B
Blacksmith, The V9 7C
Blind Spot V7 7A+
Blithering Idiot V0 4
Block and Tackle V2 5+
Bonesaw V5 6C
Booger V0+ 4+
Boogie Man-tle V3 6A
Boogie Man-tle Extension V4- 6B
Bootleg V5 6C
Boro Traverse V6 7A
Bosley Traverse V9- 7C
Bowling Ball V1 V1 5
Brian's Brain V1 5
Brotherhood V7-8 7B
Bumper's V6 7A
Castaway V7 7A+
Celestial Mechanics V7 7A+
Chicken V0 4
Chronic, The V6-7 7A+
Cinderella V7 7A+
Clarence Bowater Survival V3 6A
Cleopatra V8 7B
Cleopatra-Cinderella Traverse V9 7C
Collateral V2 5+
Cormany Wall V1-2 5
Corner Crack V0 4
Costume Rings V0- 4-
Country Redneck Bitch V5 6C
Coven, The V5 6C
Crack of doom V4 6B
Crackerjack V1 5
Crescent Slab (Crescent Direct) V7 7A+
Crescent, The V1 5
Crunk V3 6A
Crystal Ball V5 6C
Cuervo V1 5
Cutpurse, The V4-5 6B+
Cyclops V6 7A
Cyclops (Stand Up) V4 6B
Daddy Loves V2 5+
Deception V7 7A+
Deciduous Enema, The V4 6B
Destroyer V3- 6A
Devils cabana boy V6 7A
Dice V2 5+
Diesel Power V5+ 6C+
Dihedral Crack V0 4
Dis V2 5+
Disparate Impact V10 7C+
Divide, The V3 6A
Dodge Swinger V1 5
Dr. Atkinson V8 7B
Drag Me Down V1 5
Dragon Back V1 5
Dragon Lady V4 6B
Dragon Traverse V0 4
Dragon Traverse Loop V1 5
Drumm Problem V5 6C
Dunky Doobie V10 7C+
Easy Does It V0- 4-
El Camino V5 6C
El Capitan V2 5+
Elephant Riders V3 6A
Faceplant V1 5
Fame V6 7A
Farrah's Fawcet V0 4
Fat Cat V5 6C
Fate V4 6B PG13
Fatigue Syndrome V8 7B
Feature, The V1 5
Finish Your Homework V5 6C
Fire V7 7A+
Fire Crack Flake V1 5
Fish Market Traverse V3 6A
Fish Market, The V4 6B
Fish Tank, The V0 4
Five and Dime V0 4
Fixer V4 6B
Florax, The V7 7A+
Flying High V11 8A PG13
Font Arete V5 6C
Formula 1 V3 6A
Fortune V6 7A
Fromundathunda V5 6C
Funhouse V1 5
Fury V6 7A
Galaxy 5000 V5 6C
Genghis Khan, Right V5- 6C
Gengis Khan V5 6C
Get Your Groove On V6 7A
Graham Crackers V1 5
Green Machine, The V4 6B
Grimace V8- 7B
Gutter Ball V2 5+
Hairy Underclings V3 6A
Hand me down V0 4
Heroin V7 7A+
High Five V11 8A
High Times V1 5
High on Crack V1 5
Hoops V8 7B
Hot Java V2-3 5+
House of Leaves V8 7B PG13
Hulk, The V6 7A
Human Chew Toy T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
I Think I Can V9 7C
IncredArete Sit V3 6A
Incredarete V1 5
Incredarete Sit Left V4 6B
Instinct V7 7A+
Instinct Low V10 7C+
Interplanetary Escape V9 7C
Jerry's Kids V7 7A+
Junky V7 7A+
Jupiter V3 6A
Karmageddon V3 6A
Karne V5 6C
Keel Hauled V3 6A
King Cobra V10 7C+
King James V10 7C+
King of the Castle V8 7B PG13
Kingpin V6 7A
Latin for Daggers V5 6C
Law, The V11 8A
Left Wing V6 7A
Life is Goodlett V6 7A
Little German Girl, The V1 5
Long Day Traverse V3 6A
Low Constitution V0 4
Man Hands V8 7B
Mane Event, The V4 6B
Manute Bol V6- 7A
Mescal V4 6B
Mescal Direct V3 6A
Midway V7 7A+
Minerva V5 6C
Mizzen Mast V1 5
Mono Doigt, The V5 6C
Monster V4- 6B
Monster Extension V4 6B
Moss Man V1 5
Mother Thrutch Right Sit V5 6C
Mother Trucker V4 6B
Mousetrap V2 5+ R
Murfreesboro Blues V0 4
Mystery Groove V4 6B
Mystery Machine V3 6A
Needless Things V0- 4-
New Sensations V10-11 8A
Nick of Time V1 5
Now and Zen V7 7A+
Odds My Bodkins V3 6A
One Eye V4 6B
Oracle V4 6B
Out of Africa/Face in the Crowd V6+ 7A
Pancake Mantle V2 5+
Picturesque V0 4
Pinch the Loaf V3 6A
Pinch, The V7 7A+
Pittman Arete V2 5+ PG13
Plank Walker V0+ 4+
Pleiades V4 6B
Plinko V0 4
Pocket Pool V4 6B
Prison Planet V4 6B
Psychosomatic V9 7C
Pure Rock Fury V6 7A
Rage V5- 6C
Rail Rider V4 6B
Red House V7 7A+
Red House Extension, The V7-8 7B
Red Tape V0 4
Reflections V10 7C+ PG13
Relic, The V4 6B
Rely on Gimmicks V3 6A
Rib, The V1 5
Ribcage V3- 6A
Right Wing V7- 7A+
Robbing The Tooth Fairy V9 7C
Roscoe V2 5+
Roscoe Extended V3 6A
Ruby Roo V2 5+
Runnel Funnel V2 5+
Runnelphobia V4 6B
Sacrifice V2 5+
Seam Eliminate V3 6A
Shaggy V1-2 5
Shield, The V12 8A+
Shits and giggles V0 4
Shiver Me Timbers V6 7A
Shiver Me Timbers Direct V8 7B
Shotgun V6 7A
Showtime V1 5
Shrine, The V2 5+
Sick'em Low V6 7A
Simply Irresistible V8 7B
Sister Sarah V3 6A
Skeleton Crew V4 6B
Slabatical V0 4
Slap Happy V5 6C
Slice V4 6B
Slow Poke V1 5
Slow and Low V4 6B
Smear Campaign V3 6A
Smog V2 5+
Smoking Jacket V1-2 5
Snap Decision V3 6A
Soapmakers V2+ 5+
Soapmakers Traverse V3- 6A
South America V3 6A
Spacegrass V2 5+
Spank the Baby V7 7A+
Spanky V8 7B
Spare V0 4
Split V1 5
Spyro Gyro V7 7A+
Stand, The V2 5+
Steam Roller V5 6C
Sternum V5 6C
Storming the Castle V1 5
Strike V3 6A
Sunnie Rose V4 6B
Super Mario V4 6B
Super Mario Extension V6 7A
Swingers V3-4 6A+
Tall Crack V2 5+ PG13
Tennessee Thong V7 7A+
These Feel Like Your Sister's V3 6A
Thundafrumunda V4 6B
Tight Like That V3 6A
Tire Knockers V3 6A
Tom Jones V0 4
Trailer Hitch V5 6C
Train Wreck V4 6B
Tristar V4 6B
Turdcutter V7-8 7B
Turtle Tracks V3 6A
Turtle Tracks Direct V2 5+
Twin Cracks V1 5
Two Can Sam V3 6A
Two Shoes Jack V4 6B
Ugly Roof V8 7B
Ultimate Fan Experience, The V4 6B
Uncle Punchy V1 5
Underfling V3 6A
Unnamed 5.9 T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0+ 4+
Unusual Fish Market V3 6A
Unusual Suspect V4 6B
Up High, Down Low, Too Slow V10 7C+
V0 (The Back Wall) V0 4
V1 (The Back Wall) V1 5
V1 (slice and dice boulder) V1 5
V3 (The Back Wall) V3 6A
Vlad the Inhaler V1 5
Vulcans Do It With Straight Faces V2 5+
Warm Up Arete V2 5+
Warp Door V4 6B
Watch Your Back V11+ 8A R
Watermelon slab V6+ 7A
Wave, The V6 7A
White Chili V8 7B
White Face V10 7C+
White Trash V5 6C
Witch's Hat V4 6B
high tide V6 7A
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As being one of the three destinations for the Triple Crown Bouldering competition Stone Fort just might have some of the best boulders in the southeast! Sporting everything from psychotic slopers to crazy crimps, very few areas in the country can build such a diverse skill set. Stone Fort is one of the most versatile areas to climb in the southeast, due to iron rails running through many of the sandstone boulders. It also boasts beautiful lines at almost every difficulty level, so whether you climb v-easy, v-sick or are somewhere in between, there is always something to inspire you here.

Since Stone Fort is owned and on a golf course the owner just asks three simple favors of climbers: park in the designated climber parking area, sign in at the clubhouse, and pay the $8 day-use fee.

A new guidebook, STONE FORT Bouldering by Andy Wellman, has recently been published. This guide lists topos and descriptions for all Stone Fort boulder problems.

Getting There

From I-75, merge onto I-24 west (nashville) in Chattanooga. Take I-24 to split and stay right on I-27 (signs for downtown Chattanooga). Continue on 27 to Thrasher Pike Exit (app. 20 minutes). Take a left off of exit ramp on to Thrasher Pike. Continue until first "Stop Sign" and take a right on Dayton Pike. At first light (right across from BP) take a left on Mowbray Mtn. Rd. Continue several miles up mtn., and then app. 1.5 miles after leaving switchbacks. When you see several mailboxes that are pillars (made out of stone or brick), slow down. Take a right on to Brow Lake Rd. beside the Montlake sign. Continue app. 200 yards and take a left in to the golf course parking lot. Climber parking is labeled and located on far side of parking lot.

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m-earle   USA
Great description Kev, this is one of my favorite places to boulder. Sep 25, 2007
Brad "Stonyman" Killough   Alabama  
LRC/Stone Fort Climbers

Beginning Sunday March 1, 2009, climber protocol for visiting LRC/Stone Fort will be updated—New signage is now in place at the Montlake climber parking lot that supports these changes.

  • *A review of the rule updates is below—we ask that everyone make themselves familiar with the new rules and pass on this information to the climbing community.

Montlake will institute a fee of $3 for parking and all climbers will be required to 'sign-in' at the clubhouse before entering the boulderfield.
  • **Vehicles with 6 or more climbers must make different payment arrangements with the clubhouse.

Climbers will still follow the protocol for registration on-line. The climber registration limit will be kept to 35 climbers/day, but the parking limit has been increased to 25 cars/day.

As an example:

1. A climber planning to visit Stone Fort/LRC will go to the SCC website, click on LRC/Stone Fort Access, and download a climbing/parking pass as they do currently.

2. The climber will drive to the Montlake clubhouse, park in the designated climber parking area, place the upper portion of their parking pass in the driver side dashboard, and take the bottom portion in to the clubhouse.

3. The climber will present the bottom portion of the parking pass to the clubhouse manager, sign-in and pay the $5 fee for parking. The climber will also be required to include the License Tag Number of their vehicle.

4. The climber can then enter the boulderfield.

  • Climbers that carpool can, of course, share the expense, but everyone (parkers and riders) are required to sign-in.
  • *If the climber is unable to print their parking pass (no printer or ink), a computer and printer will be located in the clubhouse for the climber/parker to use to print their pass for the day.

Occasionally (less than 10 days/year), the clubhouse closes due to holiday or inclement weather. There will be a climber kiosk placed next to the clubhouse door with an envelope for climber/parkers to place their sign-in information and $5 parking fee. The envelope will then be placed in to a dropbox on the kiosk.

If a clubhouse manager is not available or the clubhouse is simply closed, climbers are requested to follow the protocol as above. It's in the best interest of the climber/parker to bring the payment in the form of cash just in case the clubhouse is closed.

The above changes are being made in Montlake's continuing effort to support 'limited climbing access.' Protecting and maintaining the property is very important to Montlake and also very important in general to climbing access. Montlake and the SCC want to be sure that climbers continue to support their own access by creating a more formal system for visiting the property.

Visitors to the boulderfield that fail to follow all of the rules above will risk having an immobilizing boot placed on their vehicle. A $50 fee will be required to remove the boot.

We ask that everyone do their best to pass along the new protocol to everyone that visits the area.

Please do your best to support the decision that Montlake is making. Ultimately, the changes support our access to this fantastic boulderfield and helps control our impact to the area.

Very special thanks to everyone who has followed the rules to Stone Fort/LRC over the past six years. Your efforts have been the key to access for the entire climbing community.

Important Note:

Beginning fall 2009, Montlake has agreed to increase the parking limit for climbers thru the fall/winter months between October 1 and April 1 to 40 cars from the current 20. The climber limit will be eliminated during those months.

Please continue to visit the Southeastern Climbers' Coalition website for access updates to all crags and boulderfields throughout the southeast. Feb 24, 2009
Mike Anderson
Colorado Springs, CO
Mike Anderson   Colorado Springs, CO
You can get a guide booklet for this area (the booklet used to score the Triple Crown) here . It's on the right side of the page if you scroll down. Jan 12, 2010
Brad "Stonyman" Killough   Alabama  
Thanks Mike. Jan 12, 2010
The climbing fee has been changed to $3 and no parking fee/car registration. Clubhouse facilities are open to climbers, but any boulders facing the golf courses are still closed. Nov 9, 2010
Jeremy Hand
Northern VA
Jeremy Hand   Northern VA
$5 fee for climbing now. If you park up the road, expect a warning and a subsequent tow and threat of flattened tires for repeat offenders. Aug 23, 2012
Jay Shultis
Oneonta, NY
Jay Shultis   Oneonta, NY  
We saw Fred Nicole walking around LRC this past Sunday after the comp... I am curious if anyone saw him working any projects or sending any hard classics? We saw him look at Space and Odessey and move on... Oct 16, 2012
Can anyone tell me where the nearest/cheapest place to camp is? Dec 11, 2012
Swamp Cookie
da Bayou
Swamp Cookie   da Bayou
how are conditions late april early may? Mar 17, 2014
Emerson Takahashi
Casper, WY
Emerson Takahashi   Casper, WY
I was in the area last year at that time and there were certainly some beautiful days with great climbing weather, but between them was a day or two of HEAVY rain. Mar 25, 2015
Moving to Chatty in December, and am wondering if you can still purchase an annual pass to climb at LRC? Oct 24, 2015
Kevin Carpenter
Ooltewah, TN
Kevin Carpenter   Ooltewah, TN
FYI: As of 4/1/16, climbing fee is $8. Apr 10, 2016
Cole T
Cincinnati, OH
Cole T   Cincinnati, OH
Dogs allowed? Mar 1, 2017
Nathan Devan
Tuscaloosa, AL
Nathan Devan   Tuscaloosa, AL
3/27/2018 land access is $8.75 Mar 27, 2018
Anyone want to show me around tomorrow? Willing to share snacks and other supplies. Also looking for a place to stay or some camping beta. Thanks in advance. Jul 3, 2018

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