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Elevation: 1,874 ft 571 m
GPS: 34.65909, -85.3899
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Located in LaFayette, GA close to the Tennessee border, Rocktown is one of the best bouldering areas in the southeast and is known for its amazing sandstone with bomber slopers, crimps, huecos, rails and intense top-outs.  Rocktown is relatively popular, depending on the season.

Human and pet waste is increasingly becoming a problem at Rocktown. There are no bathrooms on site, so be prepared to pick up after yourself and your pets. Camping is not permitted in the parking area at this time, but you can easily camp nearby (3 minutes from the trailhead). Turn left after coming out of the trailhead road and make a sharp right shortly after to find the camping area. A lands use permit is technically required to climb/use/camp on Georgia state lands (either that or a fishing/hunting license).

Buy Land Pass Here - 

https://license.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx

More Information Here -

https://www.seclimbers.org/project/rocktown/

REMINDER!!! YOU MUST BUY A PERMIT TO CLIMB AT ROCKTOWN.

Do not count on cell service at the parking lot. Buy the permit before you go!

Make sure to have proof of purchase in case a ranger is checking permits.

Getting There Suggest change

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
 124
El Classico
Boulder
V2 5+
 194
Ripple
Boulder
V2 5+
 135
Makin' Waves
Boulder
V3 6A
 219
The Scoop
Boulder
V3 6A
 130
El Bano
Boulder
V3 6A
 193
Super Mario
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 135
Soap on a Rope
Boulder
V5 6C
 277
Golden Shower
Boulder
V5 6C
 128
Standard's Variation
Boulder
V6 7A
 180
Nose Candy
Boulder
V6 7A
 82
Blue
Boulder
V6 7A
 89
Lab Rats
Boulder
V6 7A
 137
Standard Deviation
Boulder
V6 7A
 69
The Guillotine
Boulder
V7 7A+
 106
Sherman Photo Roof
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
El Classico Campus Punks
 124
V0 4 Boulder
Ripple Hueco Simulator
 194
V2 5+ Boulder
Makin' Waves Hueco Simulator
 135
V2 5+ Boulder
The Scoop Back Street Boulders
 219
V3 6A Boulder
El Bano Asphalt Boulders
 130
V3 6A Boulder
Super Mario Hueco Simulator
 193
V3 6A Boulder
Soap on a Rope Orbitals
 135
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Golden Shower Golden Harvest Boulder
 277
V5 6C Boulder
Standard's Variation Comet Boulder
 128
V5 6C Boulder
Nose Candy Sherman Roof
 180
V6 7A Boulder
Blue Golden Harvest Boulder
 82
V6 7A Boulder
Lab Rats Lab Rats Boulder
 89
V6 7A Boulder
Standard Deviation Comet Boulder
 137
V6 7A Boulder
The Guillotine Police Brutality
 69
V6 7A Boulder
Sherman Photo Roof Sherman Roof
 106
V7 7A+ Boulder
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