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Georgia Rock Climbing 

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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.

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Weather station 4.9 miles from here

717 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',83],['3 Stars',279],['2 Stars',263],['1 Star',68],['Bomb',3]

Classic Climbing Routes in Georgia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Georgia:
El Classico   V0 4     Boulder   Rocktown : Campus Punks
Ripple   V2 5+     Boulder   Rocktown : Hueco Simulator
Makin' Waves   V2 5+     Boulder   Rocktown : Hueco Simulator
Gritstone Arete   V3 6A     Boulder   Rocktown : Campus Punks
The Scoop   V3 6A     Boulder, 7'   Rocktown : Back Street Boulders
Super Mario   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Rocktown : Hueco Simulator
Yellow Wall Arete   V4 6B     Boulder   Boat Rock : Yellow Wall Area
Soap on a Rope   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 12'   Rocktown : The Orb
Croc Bloc   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Rocktown : The Croc Boulder
Golden Shower   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Rocktown : Asphalt Boulders
Nose Candy   V6 7A     Boulder   Rocktown : Sherman Roof
Sherman Photo Roof   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Rocktown : Sherman Roof
The Orb   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Rocktown : The Orb
The Vagina   V8 7B     Boulder   Rocktown : The Front Corridor
Mescaline Daydream   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Tallulah Gorge : Main Wall
Digital Delight   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Tallulah Gorge : Main Wall
Primitive Paradox   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Tallulah Gorge : Main Wall
Booze and Broads   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lost Wall
Punk Wave   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   Tallulah Gorge : Main Wall
Flying Frog   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Tallulah Gorge : Main Wall
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Featured Route For Georgia
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun/tricky jug haul through a small cave!

Reverse Traverse V4 6B  Georgia : Rocktown : Helicopter Area
Starts as far back in the cave as possible and traverses the horizontal break of jugs 3 feet off the ground. Come out of the cave straight up and top out...[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!)

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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