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May 10, 2012
I've got a work thing in Atlanta and I was wondering if there's anything in between I can stop at for a day on my way back. Looking for sport or bouldering! I was considering rocktown, but it looks like that might be a little too far out of the way. Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
Joined Jul 25, 2011
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May 10, 2012
Perhaps boatrock? I'm not sure how far outta your way that is but if I recall correctly it is pretty close

mountainproject.com/v/boat-roc...
Jeremy Hand
Joined Feb 24, 2012
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May 10, 2012
Boatrock is past Atlanta, not really in between. The major stuff is in north Georgia. Mt. Yonah, Currahee, and Tallulah aren't that far west off of 85. All are good day tripping locations. The only cliffs I would consider in season right now are Currahee and Yonah, both have some sport. Tallulah's main face is mostly trad. TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
Joined Jun 2, 2009
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May 10, 2012
Very cool, thanks guys. Boat rock looks fun, I don't mind driving backwards a little. I also just realized this site has a search areas on a map feature. I'll check out the other two. This will be in early June and it will be hot as hell, but its OK I go to Crowder's in the middle of summer anyway. Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
Joined Jul 25, 2011
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May 10, 2012
The approach to Yonah is longer than the other places. So if you're planning to just stop by on the drive back, you might do better at Currahee(sport, 5.10 and up) or Boat Rock(bouldering).

There's also Crowders Mountain just outside of Charlotte. It has a few good sport routes on David's Castle and the Red Wall. If you're from Charlotte then you probably already know that...
Chuck Parks
From Atlanta, GA
Joined Jan 30, 2008
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May 10, 2012
I am very familiar with Crowders!

It sounds like it'll be between Currahee and Boat Rock. I'm dragging my girlfriend with me so I'll let her pick.
Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
Joined Jul 25, 2011
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May 16, 2012
Cough Chattanooga cough ChillFancy
From Chattanooga, TN
Joined Feb 7, 2012
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May 16, 2012
I wish dude but the drive home wears me out.

Is there a good guide online anywhere for currahee or does mp cover it all?
Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
Joined Jul 25, 2011
50 points
May 16, 2012
It ain't that big, you can pretty much figure things out from the ground. Rob Dillon
Joined Mar 22, 2002
640 points
May 16, 2012
Drew Hayes wrote:
I wish dude but the drive home wears me out. Is there a good guide online anywhere for currahee or does mp cover it all?


A new Dixie Cragger just came out for Alabama and Georgia. This will have most of the climbs. I also prefer the short hike in from the bottom. You end up hiking from below the slab wall. It is a good warmup and will save your suspension if the road to the top is bad. Also, make sure you are chasing the shade. The slab wall can get unbearable early in the day in the summer.
TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
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