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Elevation: 913 ft 278 m
GPS: 33.7218, -84.56414
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Description Suggest change

Sharp granite bouldering. Years ago there was a TR competition but with the advent of modern crash pads, most people just boulder. Some problems can be high off the deck, but there is still plenty to do for those who don't bring an army of spotters and pads.

Most of the problems are slabs. There are, however, a few overhanging things around and a few nice crack problems as well. The boulders are part of the Ben Hill batholith intrusion, a massive deposit of igneous rock that hardened below ground hundreds of millions of years ago. 

It's very similar in formation to what is found at Stone mountain, Panola mountain and Arabia mountain but is only just now being revealed by the process of erosion. These are not erratic boulders left from glacial retreat.

The climbing is surrounded by a housing district. The boulders used to be twice as many, but many were blown up to make way for more development. Luckily, the Southeast Climbers Coalition (SECC) stepped in and bought the rest of the land that the rocks are on and saved what remains. Please stay on established trails and don't climb on private property.

Getting There Suggest change

From Atlanta, drive west on I-20 to Fulton Industrial Blvd. exit. Go south on this road for 4 miles then take a left on Barkers Ferry Road (near the Post Office). This will run into Boat Rock Rd; take a left at the tee and drive about 1.5 miles to a small parking lot in the trees on the right. Boulders are on the south side of the road. Parking is limited and is located at the climbers information kiosk. Go to the SECC website ( seclimbers.org/project/boat…) for the gate code. Approach time is 30 seconds to the Easy Crack area and 5 minutes to the Yellow Arete area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Boat Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0- 4-
 153
Easy Crack
Boulder
V3 6A
 96
Lost Digits
Boulder
V3 6A
 90
Waves in Motion
Boulder
V3 6A
 69
Sourwood Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 82
Yellow Wall Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 40
Keeper of the Boat
Boulder
V5 6C
 28
The Surgeon
Boulder
V5 6C
 41
Paint Can Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 27
Keeper of the Boat Sit Start
Boulder
V6 7A
 13
Dishes Left
Boulder
V6 7A
 5
Craig's Rail and Mantle
Boulder
V6 7A
 20
Roadkill
Boulder
V8 7B
 5
Plastic Soldiers
Boulder
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V3+ 6A+
 36
Beam Me Up Scotty
Boulder
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V3 6A
 23
Kashmir Crack
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Crack Easy Crack Area > Easy Crack Area
 153
V0- 4- Boulder
Lost Digits Paint Can/Lost… > Lost Digits Area
 96
V3 6A Boulder
Waves in Motion Easy Crack Area > Waves in Motion Area
 90
V3 6A Boulder
Sourwood Arete Easy Crack Area > Sourwood Area
 69
V3 6A Boulder
Yellow Wall Arete Yellow Wall Area
 82
V4 6B Boulder
Keeper of the Boat Easy Crack Area > Keeper of the Boat Area
 40
V4 6B Boulder
The Surgeon Easy Crack Area > Heartbreaker Area
 28
V5 6C Boulder
Paint Can Arete Paint Can/Lost… > Paint Can Area
 41
V5 6C Boulder
Keeper of the Boat Sit Start Easy Crack Area > Keeper of the Boat Area
 27
V5 6C Boulder
Dishes Left Paint Can/Lost… > Dishes Area
 13
V6 7A Boulder
Craig's Rail and Mantle Spider Man Area
 5
V6 7A Boulder
Roadkill Easy Crack Area > Keeper of the Boat Area
 20
V6 7A Boulder
Plastic Soldiers Woods' Hill Area > H2O Area
 5
V8 7B Boulder
Beam Me Up Scotty Beam Me Up Scot… > Beam Me Up Scotty Area
 36
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Kashmir Crack Paint Can/Lost… > Kashmir Area
 23
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V3 6A Boulder
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