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Elevation: 938 ft 286 m
GPS: 34.35929, -85.66846
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Little River Canyon National Preserve is a classic and historic climbing area located in Fort Payne AL.

Previously kept under the radar during the 80's/90's Little River Canyon has since been exposed for the past 10 years or so and thus featured in every major magazine to the sport.

The climbing here is steep and thuggy at times as well as technical thin and vert. The sandstone is of grand quality and the season is practically year round.

For a southern hardman LRC is not to be missed especially the famous "Concave" wall with its collection of classic lines in the .13-.14 range.


You cannot add or remove any bolts or have any equipment on your person that would allow you to do so, except as authorized by permit from the Superintendent.



Getting There Suggest change

From Fort Payne, follow AL-35 14 miles to
"Little River Canyon National Preserve"

From here there is a two lane road with pulloffs at multiple spots for whatever wall you wish to access.

Camping

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For primitive camping, check out True Adventure Sports. This smaller campground is right next to Canyon Rim Road, about a mile and a half from Unshackled Wall. They have a pit toilet and running water.

For those seeking more amenities and quicker access to the northeastern walls of the canyon, check out Little River RV Park & Campground [link: littleriverrvpark.com]. It's more expensive than TAS, but they have hot showers, wifi and the owners are climber friendly. This campground is located next to AL-35, so bring earplugs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Little River Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
Ruhama
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 48
Bitless
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 34
Rocktoberfest
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 28
Fight Club
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 43
Toomsuba
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 61
Cardboard Cowboy
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 33
Lion
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 56
Robyn's Route
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 25
Movie Star
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 30
Majosha
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 34
Distorto
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 27
Short Doug
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 28
Long Doug
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 29
Word
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 23
Hooligans
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ruhama Ninja Wall
 23
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bitless Crazy House
 48
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Rocktoberfest Crazy House
 34
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fight Club Toomsuba
 28
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Toomsuba Toomsuba
 43
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cardboard Cowboy Lizard Wall
 61
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Lion Jungle Gym/Grey Wall
 33
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Robyn's Route Lizard Wall
 56
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Movie Star Unshackled
 25
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Majosha Toomsuba
 30
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Distorto Lizard Wall
 34
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Short Doug Lizard Wall
 27
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Long Doug Lizard Wall
 28
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Word Concave
 29
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Hooligans Concave
 23
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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