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Your opinion on the easiest lead sport climbing in Ga


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Kyle Taylor · · Atlanta Ga · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

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Looking for your personal opinion on what you think is the best place to take a new lead climber climbing outside within 2ish hours of Atlanta? We can climb at an intermediate level so climbing lead at the beginner level is what we are aiming for. 5.5-5.7 etc.. we have only been to Sand Rock this far.

thx in advance!

Nolan Fulton · · Montgomery,AL · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 563

im guessing yall checked out (Kurt Russell block) The New Wall's routes while yall were at Sand Rock?

Nolan Fulton · · Montgomery,AL · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 563

there is some routes at Mount Yonah that are almost bolt ladders. 

Kyle Taylor · · Atlanta Ga · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0
Nolan Fulton wrote:

im guessing yall checked out (Kurt Russell block) The New Wall's routes while yall were at Sand Rock?

That's all we did was the new stuff. There was a conference meet up and scout get together that weekend. Super busy. But yea. It was fun.

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

Your choices are slim for that grade in Georgia. The Lowers at Yonah are pretty easy and are way over bolted. Some one posted calling it a bolt ladder and this is true.  Be careful and cautious for a few spinners. The main face has some 5.6 - 5.5 leads that are also bolted. They would be the ones at the top of the first access cable. You can clip the first bolt from the ground. Beware the starts on nearly all of the bolted routes are super polished and more of a boulder problem but after the 2nd or 3rd bolt it is super easy cruising. All of them are 2 pitches so do not go past the first set of anchors or you will not be able to get down with a 60 meter or less. Currahea has  maybe 1 or 2 routes in the 5.7 range but might not be the best for a new leader due to the distance between bolts.  If you are willing to drive just a little over 2 hours Leda in Chattanooga is great place for a new leader. There are maybe 4 routes in the 5.7-5.8 range that are pretty easy routes. Honestly the drive is not much longer than driving to Sand Rock from Atlanta and well worth it. There is a chance I might be a Yonah Sunday if you are up for a climb 


Kyle Taylor · · Atlanta Ga · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0
Jon Powell wrote:

Your choices are slim for that grade in Georgia. The Lowers at Yonah are pretty easy and are way over bolted. Some one posted calling it a bolt ladder and this is true.  Be careful and cautious for a few spinners. The main face has some 5.6 - 5.5 leads that are also bolted. They would be the ones at the top of the first access cable. You can clip the first bolt from the ground. Beware the starts on nearly all of the bolted routes are super polished and more of a boulder problem but after the 2nd or 3rd bolt it is super easy cruising. All of them are 2 pitches so do not go past the first set of anchors or you will not be able to get down with a 60 meter or less. Currahea has  maybe 1 or 2 routes in the 5.7 range but might not be the best for a new leader due to the distance between bolts.  If you are willing to drive just a little over 2 hours Leda in Chattanooga is great place for a new leader. There are maybe 4 routes in the 5.7-5.8 range that are pretty easy routes. Honestly the drive is not much longer than driving to Sand Rock from Atlanta and well worth it. There is a chance I might be a Yonah Sunday if you are up for a climb 


For sure! Pm me, well be there Saturday and Sunday. Thx for your advice 

Kyle Taylor · · Atlanta Ga · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

Had a blast, thx Jon!

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