Elevation: 1,874 ft
GPS: 34.659, -85.39 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Benjamin Colter on Oct 2, 2007 · Updates
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Description

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 uncrowded, depending on the season. It's also a relatively new location with ongoing development and some undocumented lines.

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 Georgia state lands (either that or a fishing/hunting license).

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

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V0 4
 98
El Classico
Boulder
V2 5+
 149
Ripple
Boulder
V2 5+
 116
Makin' Waves
Boulder
V3 6A
 103
El Bano
Boulder
V3 6A
 180
The Scoop
Boulder
V3 6A
 149
Super Mario
Boulder
V3 6A
 74
Gritstone Arete
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 92
Double Trouble
Boulder
Orb
V4-5 6B+
 101
Soap on a Rope
Boulder
Orb
V5 6C
 83
Asphalt or Pythagorean Theorem
Boulder
V5 6C
 211
Golden Shower
Boulder
V5 6C
 98
Standard's Variation
Boulder
V6 7A
 143
Nose Candy
Boulder
V6 7A
 98
Standard Deviation
Boulder
V7 7A+
 81
Sherman Photo Roof
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
El Classico Campus Punks
 98
V0 4 Boulder
Ripple Hueco Simulator
 149
V2 5+ Boulder
Makin' Waves Hueco Simulator
 116
V2 5+ Boulder
El Bano Asphalt Boulders
 103
V3 6A Boulder
The Scoop Back Street Boulders
 180
V3 6A Boulder
Super Mario Hueco Simulator
 149
V3 6A Boulder
Gritstone Arete Campus Punks
 74
V3 6A Boulder
Double Trouble Orb
 92
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Soap on a Rope Orb
 101
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Asphalt or Pythagorean Theorem Asphalt Boulders
 83
V5 6C Boulder
Golden Shower Golden Harvest Boulder
 211
V5 6C Boulder
Standard's Variation Comet Boulder
 98
V5 6C Boulder
Nose Candy Sherman Roof
 143
V6 7A Boulder
Standard Deviation Comet Boulder
 98
V6 7A Boulder
Sherman Photo Roof Sherman Roof
 81
V7 7A+ Boulder
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