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The Palisades

Georgia > Metro-Atlanta Area
Access Issue: Trail Entrance is on Private Property, but altercations are rare. Details

Description

This is a beautiful, secluded area on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. There are several boulders and small cliff outcroppings to climb and explore.

Getting There

Getting There: Park at either the Whitewater Creek trail or East Palisades trail entrances ($3 honor-system fee) off of Indian Trail NW. The more convenient parking is off Indian Trail in the pull-offs on the side of the road (EP 13/20) before the main parking area (EP 19). Either trailhead will work, since they connect down the hill. The main climbing areas are located near park map waypoints EP26, EP 16, and on the trail between EP 24/25. Most boulders are located outside the official park and are most easily accessed by heading south from the parking lot at Ray's On The River restaurant (private land, use with caution), or by hiking north past EP 26. Trail map is available at: nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/…

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Trail Map for East Palisades
[Hide Photo] Trail Map for East Palisades
The Wave Boulder. Just to the left of the Marietta Mangler area
[Hide Photo] The Wave Boulder. Just to the left of the Marietta Mangler area
Haven (5.10 a/b), Palisades/Whitewater Creek Trail.
[Hide Photo] Haven (5.10 a/b), Palisades/Whitewater Creek Trail.
A somewhat blurry photo of Haven (5.10a) The route goes up the center.
[Hide Photo] A somewhat blurry photo of Haven (5.10a) The route goes up the center.
Tanner and George basking in the glory of the Soviet Cave
[Hide Photo] Tanner and George basking in the glory of the Soviet Cave
Marietta Maiden climb. Follow wet crack to sketchy top out. Recommend topping at high jug and dropping.
[Hide Photo] Marietta Maiden climb. Follow wet crack to sketchy top out. Recommend topping at high jug and dropping.
Driving map from I285
[Hide Photo] Driving map from I285

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[Hide Comment] The palisades has a lot of untapped potential for climbing. there are multiple borders that have no routes set. Aug 22, 2018