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Georgia Rock Climbing 


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Description 

For a state at the tail end of the Appalachians, Georgia has a surprising variety of good rock climbing. Georgia can't match the tremendous volume of rock and number of destinations held by neighboring North Carolina and Tennessee, but it does have some hidden jewels.

If you want a taste of granite slab but don't feel like making the drive to Stone Mountain, NC, head for Mount Yonah. This granite dome in north Georgia has long been a training ground for Army Rangers, but it's also a prime trad climbing destination. Many new leaders have gotten their first experience placing protection on some of the easier Mount Yonah lines. Currahee Mountain is another good spot for friction climbing.

For trad climbing on Tennessee-style sandstone, Lost Wall is a good choice. Crack and face climbs ranging from five-easy to fearsome can be found here. And further up the mountain from Lost Wall is Rock Town, a great bouldering area with enough problems to keep you busy for years.

If you're ready to up the ante, north Georgia's Tallulah Gorge is the premier trad destination in the state. For serious and exposed multi-pitch climbing in the midst of beautiful scenery, Tallulah is hard to beat.

In addition to Rock Town, Georgia has numerous other bouldering areas. Tops among these is Boat Rock, located in the metro Atlanta area, with loads of high-friction granite to shred fingers and shoes.

To keep yourself in shape when you can't get outside, there are several indoor climbing gyms located in and around Atlanta.

Getting There 

Most climbing in Georgia is located within an hour or two of Atlanta. See the climbing areas for specific directions.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 4.9 miles from here

734 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Georgia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Georgia:
Easy Crack   V0- 4-     Boulder, 10'   Easy Crack Area : Easy Crack Area
Easy Crack Traverse   V1 5     Boulder   Easy Crack Area : Easy Crack Area
Ripple   V2 5+     Boulder   Rocktown : Hueco Simulator
Makin' Waves   V2 5+     Boulder   Rocktown : Hueco Simulator
Waves in Motion   V3- 6A     Boulder, 10'   Easy Crack Area : Waves in Motion Area
The Scoop   V3 6A     Boulder, 7'   Rocktown : Back Street Boulders
Super Mario   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Rocktown : Hueco Simulator
Lost Digits   V3 6A     Boulder   Paint Can/Lost Digits Area : Lost Digits Area
Luigi   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Rocktown : Hueco Simulator
Belly Button   V3 6A     Boulder   Rocktown : Hueco Simulator
El Bano   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Rocktown : Asphalt Boulders
Yellow Wall Arete   V4 6B     Boulder   Boat Rock : Yellow Wall Area
Soap on a Rope   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 12'   Rocktown : The Orb
Standard's Variation   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Rocktown : The Comet Boulder
Golden Shower   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Rocktown : Asphalt Boulders
Asphalt or Pythagorean Theorem   V5 6C     Boulder   Rocktown : Asphalt Boulders
Nose Candy   V6 7A     Boulder   Rocktown : Sherman Roof
Dihedral   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Mount Yonah : Main Face
Guzzler   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Lost Wall
Mescaline Daydream   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Tallulah Gorge : Main Wall
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Featured Route For Georgia
Rock Climbing Photo: The Boulder from the front. (Midway project)

Chisel V8 7B  Georgia : Metro-Atlanta Area : The Palisades
This problem goes straight up the middle of a large triangular boulder that stands alone on the trail. The holds are crimps and slopers with terrible feet. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Georgia

Photos of Georgia Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of Mount Yonah.
Top of Mount Yonah.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hog Pen in Better Conditions...
Hog Pen in Better Conditions...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hog Pen Gap, Georgia...yes...Georgia.
Hog Pen Gap, Georgia...yes...Georgia.

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By JOhn CAmeron
From: DENVER!!!
Feb 1, 2007
YES!!! Georgia has finally made the glitz and glamor of Mountain Project! there is much for the climber around GA if you are willing to look and take in the wonderful forest and lush humidity....(ok, so 'much' may be somewhat of an overstatement. but its quality stuff- believe you me!)

CB
By Davis13au
Jan 27, 2009
Sweet! Juliette made a featured route! Middle GA is on the map. Glad to see Rock Till You Drop is getting it's due. It's a fun route and Juliette is a nice place to get a work out.
By Ben Martelino
From: alpharetta
Dec 30, 2012
Cloudland State Park? Is There climbing there or is that considered High point? Anyone know?
By shannon stegg
Oct 31, 2014
No there is no legal climbing at Cloudland Canyon. Highpoint is not far away, and is a totally different area. However, I and others have put up several routes in Little Mans Gulch, a side canyon outside the park, probably private land.

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