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Vince Pack · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2014 · Points: 0

Just wondering what access/conditions are like. I learned to climb there back in the mid-late '80s when access was super easy. I haven't been there since all the access issues started years ago. Planning a possible Thanksgiving trip and looking for good info on where to park and approach conditions. Thanks for any info!

Rickyguzman · · Miramar beach, florida · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 15

Entrance is very easy there is a parking lot with restrooms, and a sign with information an a phone number to deconflic with the Army, just have to call them because there is where the do their training and you won't see them any way

Paul Barnes · · Gainesville, Georgia · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 25

There are currently no issues with access. It's just not as easy as before. 40 min to an hour depending on your level of fitness and how driven you are to get the all uphill slog over with.

Nice parking lot and well marked and maintained trail. It is a popular destination with various user groups nowadays.

Vince Pack · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2014 · Points: 0

Thanks for the responses!

webdog · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2009 · Points: 0

Be prepared to have rocks thrown from above. Usually softball size or larger

BirminghamBen · · Birmingham, AL · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 1,635
webdog wrote:Be prepared to have rocks thrown from above. Usually softball size or larger
This is the best part about climbing at Yonah. It adds a new dimension to the sport of rock climbing.

I, for one, welcome the challenge.
Vince Pack · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2014 · Points: 0

Rocks from above? Some things haven't changed. I've experienced that there on one occasion - and it was only a few small rocks. I've heard credible accounts of that happening at Looking Glass, Whitesides, and virtually every other popular area where inbred people can gain access to the top.

Bob M · · Alpharetta, GA · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 45

There's a popular spot where the tourists can get out and see down the main face, so if you're under that, be aware of it. If I see people there, I try to make sure they see me and hopefully they won't throw stuff at me.

Mark O'Neal · · Nicholson, GA · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 1,285
UncleBen wrote: This is the best part about climbing at Yonah. It adds a new dimension to the sport of rock climbing. I, for one, welcome the challenge.
Agreed. Helps with your head game
Erik Olsen · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 5

VP- if you are planning on takin your young'un with you, you might make the "lowers" the goal. the walk in is longgg, with short legs. Twins did it at age 5 but it takes them a long time to get there. Over night camp at the top or the lower is the best way to do Yonah. PS if you need company let me know, I might be able to go with.

Jon Powell · · LAWRENCEVILLE GEORGIA · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 110

Be mindful of the wet rock. We have had a lot of rain lately and Yonah will seep for days after a normal rain. All the easier moderate routes seam to be wet longer than the harder ones. Its a long walk to the top to get shut down.

Vince Pack · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2014 · Points: 0

Eric - not taking the little guy on this trip. Trying to get some of our work peeps to come along, but I think most will be heading north with Will. I'll be in atl, and I have only Friday, so Yonah is a better day trip for me. Working tonight, so if I don't see you, I'll find out when you're working again.

Vince Pack · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2014 · Points: 0

Jon - good call. I forgot about that. I'll keep an eye on the weather leading up to it.

webdog · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2009 · Points: 0

Does Curhee seep as much? That might be a good alternative

Vince Pack · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2014 · Points: 0

Currahee? I forgot about that one. Went there years ago to do some recon, but I've never climbed there. Will check out the routes on here...
Good thought. Iirc, the approach is not much more than a drive up...

DavisMeschke Guillotine · · Pinedale, WY · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 210

Curahee does much better after a rain, especially if it's sunny. It's south facing so it dries out pretty quick. Nice long single pitch routes... Good access... Although the redneck factor is a notch above yonah.

Jon Powell · · LAWRENCEVILLE GEORGIA · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 110

Currahea is pretty dry but you might check road conditions. All that heavy rain may have created some wash. Dang rain is ruining this fall.

Jon Powell · · LAWRENCEVILLE GEORGIA · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 110

The 2 cracks on brick wall where full of water before the rain so im sure they are seaping

Lohan · · Young Harris, GA · Joined May 2014 · Points: 210

Was at Currahee yesterday morning. Both the walls and the roads are dry.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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