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Description

Located in La Fayette, Georgia close to the Tennesse border, Rocktown is arguably one of the best bouldering locations in the Southeast. Some would even say its better than Horse Pens 40, but that is a heated topic. Known for it's amazing sandstone and bomber slopers, crimpers, hueco's, rails, and its intense top outs; Rocktown is one of the best bouldering areas in the country.

Rocktown is relatively uncrowded, depending on the season, with a great parking lot that you can camp in for free. It is also a relatively new location with new problems being thrown up quite often. Because of this, many problems are unkown to who established them and their names.

Getting There

From Atlanta:
-Take I-75 North
-Take exit 133 for HWY 136 (Resacca/LaFayette)
-Follow HWY 136 to La Fayette (25 miles)
-Once in La Fayette, go left then right to HWY 193 North
-After 2.7 miles you will see Uncle Jed's Store, make a left on Chamberlain Road.
-Travel 3.3 miles then take a right on Rocky Ln. and Crockford-Pigeon Wildlife Area.
-Follow the road (which will turn into a dirt road) up the mountain through the switchbacks for about 5 miles.
-At the obvious fork, take a right.
-Drive another 1.3 miles and take a left on Rocktown Rd.
-Park at the end of the road

From Chattanooga:
-Drive South on HWY 27
-After you pass La Fayette's Wal-Mart go straight to 27 BUS.
-Drive into La Fayette and take a right on HWY 193 North.
-Follow Directions from Atlanta once on HWY 193 North.

The approach is a real easy trail but is kind of long (about 5-10 minutes).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rocktown

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 57
El Classico
Boulder
V2 5+
 78
Makin' Waves
Boulder
V2 5+
 103
Ripple
Boulder
V3 6A
 132
The Scoop
Boulder
V3 6A
 67
El Bano
Boulder
V3 6A
 105
Super Mario
Boulder
V3 6A
 73
Luigi
Boulder
V3 6A
 72
Belly Button
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 71
Double Trouble
Boulder
Orb
V4-5 6B+
 66
Soap on a Rope
Boulder
Orb
V5 6C
 134
Golden Shower
Boulder
V5 6C
 63
Standard's Variation
Boulder
V6 7A
 92
Nose Candy
Boulder
V6 7A
 57
Standard Deviation
Boulder
V7 7A+
 49
Sherman Photo Roof
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
El Classico Campus Punks
 57
V0 4 Boulder
Makin' Waves Hueco Simulator
 78
V2 5+ Boulder
Ripple Hueco Simulator
 103
V2 5+ Boulder
The Scoop Back Street Boulders
 132
V3 6A Boulder
El Bano Asphalt Boulders
 67
V3 6A Boulder
Super Mario Hueco Simulator
 105
V3 6A Boulder
Luigi Hueco Simulator
 73
V3 6A Boulder
Belly Button Hueco Simulator
 72
V3 6A Boulder
Double Trouble Orb
 71
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Soap on a Rope Orb
 66
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Golden Shower Asphalt Boulders
 134
V5 6C Boulder
Standard's Variation Comet Boulder
 63
V5 6C Boulder
Nose Candy Sherman Roof
 92
V6 7A Boulder
Standard Deviation Comet Boulder
 57
V6 7A Boulder
Sherman Photo Roof Sherman Roof
 49
V7 7A+ Boulder
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