Tallest routes in AL, TN, and GA

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Garrett Harper · · Birmingham, AL · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 5

Does anyone know the tallest routes in AL, TN, and GA?
My best guess for TN is Bombs Away at Suck Creek.

Brandon.Phillips · · Alabama · Joined May 2011 · Points: 55

AL is probably something in the 120ft range maybe at Steele? Even the 3 pitch route is pretty contrived, more of 20ft of V0-- to a ledge and then a single pitch above it.

Suck creek is probably an accurate guess, as far as established climbing goes.

Don't know about GA, maybe at Talulah?

Raul P · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 35

The tallest routes in Alabama, like three pitch at Steele, are located off SCC property.

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

Just get your 1100ft at Laurel Knob

DanielHart · · Carpinteria ca · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 5

I'd say stone mountain harbors the longest in Georgia but talulah is probably the longest legal. If you include ice I've seen a couple very impressive flows at little river canyon.

eli poss · · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 456

TN would probably be one of the aid routes in Suck Creek on the other side of the creek. From the top of bomb's away you get a pretty good view of some other buttresses that are probably slightly longer. Either that or something in Big South Fork, but IIRC some of that is in KT as well. Bomb's away is great, though, if you don't mind a little choss.

sam england · · Seattle, WA · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 410

There are many areas in Alabama with taller routes than Steele (including the closed parts) that do not have public access. I can think of 4 off the top of my head but there are probably more.

bernard wolfe · · birmingham, al · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 150

AL: multiple locations, none public, none likely over two pitches of vertical distance
GA: Tallulah

Ezra Ellis · · Hotlanta · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 0

Yonah might have a longer route or two than Tallulah??

BirminghamBen · · Birmingham, AL · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 1,635

Don't seek the treasure.

Leftwich · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 10
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bernard wolfe · · birmingham, al · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 150

Tallest public in AL? Little River Canyon, my guess.

Chris Watford · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 10

Garrett, here is a link to an addendum for the Dixie Cragger's Atlas Tennessee Vol II. Topos for the long routes in the Big South Fork.


Garrett Harper · · Birmingham, AL · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 5

Thanks Chris, that's the only DCA I don't have yet. That approach sounds adventurous. Hopefully I'll make it out to BSF before the summer.

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