Elevation: 397 ft
GPS: 32.671, -85.908 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: AL to CO on Jul 20, 2010 with improvements by Nick Metzger and 2 others
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

Description

Cherokee Bluffs is the only sport climbing areas in central Alabama. There has been a lot of progress in making this a better climbing destination for central and lower Alabama in past couple of years. Some of the routes have recently been developed and may need some cleaning.
The land was bought by Forever Wild from Alabama Power and climbing is welcomed.
Access to the climbing routes is a short hike from the parking lot. Hike the John B. Scott trail or the take the road around the yellow gate south for approx. 800 feet until you come to a post with a climbers logo on it next to wooden steps on your right. Follow the steps up and you are now below Roof-a-lufagus (route #7 on the Topo), currently left side of the cliff line. The rest of the cliff line is on the trail to the right. When you leave please double back to the wooden steps/trail.
Please Stay On Trail to Avoid Erosion. Please clean up after yourself. Whatever you take in, be sure to take back out.
Please sign the register at the kiosk and write a large C next to your name if you are a climber. Forever Wild would like to know who is coming to enjoy this awesome spot.

Getting There

FROM AUBURN: Its about a 35 min. drive from Auburn. Drive north on N. College St. (AL-174 N) or N Donahue Dr until it runs into county road 72. Take a left on 72 and follow it until it merges with county road 73, follow it for about a quarter of a mile and take a slight right which puts you back on 72. (The turn is next to two large dumpsters). Follow 72 until it merges into hwy 50. Take a left on 50 and follow it until it comes to a large bridge that goes over the Tallapoosa river, right next to Lake Martin dam. After the bridge head up the hill and take your first left on the Gold Mine Rd. Gold Mine Rd. then winds down the hill to a right hand switch back which turns into a dirt road that runs along the river. From here follow the road until you come to the Parking lot.

FROM MONTGOMERY: Take I 85 to exit 26 to Tallassee, go through Tallassee take a slight right onto 229 (Kent Rd) and follow it until you come to hwy 50 and take right onto 50 and follow it until you are going down a big hill before the bridge and take a right onto gold mine rd. just before you cross over the river. Gold Mine Rd. then winds down the hill to a right hand switch back which turns into a dirt road that runs along the river. From here follow the road until you come to the Parking lot.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cherokee Bluffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5 PG13
 3
Want Not, Waste Not
Boulder
V2+ 5+ PG13
 3
Give Me A Minute
Boulder
V3 6A
 6
Give Me A Second
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 5
The Crescent
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 6
Stolen
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 15
Salute Your Shorts
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
Roof-a-lufagus
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 3
Lichen Arete
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 3
Roof-a-lufagus Variation
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 8
Ka-Dunk A-Dunk
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Angie's Crack
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 3
Read Between The Lines
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
A Hard Life
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 8
Slim Jim
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 3
Fantastic Four
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Want Not, Waste Not
 3
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Give Me A Minute
 3
V2+ 5+ PG13 Boulder
Give Me A Second
 6
V3 6A Boulder
The Crescent
 5
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Stolen
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Sport, TR
Salute Your Shorts
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
Roof-a-lufagus
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Lichen Arete
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Roof-a-lufagus Variation
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 TR
Ka-Dunk A-Dunk
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Angie's Crack
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
Read Between The Lines
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport
A Hard Life
 3
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Slim Jim
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Sport
Fantastic Four
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Sport
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