Indian Seats Rock Climbing
Collection of toprope face climbs with newer bolts on each route. All routes are north facing.
Parking at trailhead
Sawnee Mountain Visitor Center
4075 Spot Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
1.9 mile approach trail to an overlook which is part of a 5 mile loop trail. Not very strenuous (600' elevation gain) Short scramble down from the left side of the overlook through some vegetation to get to the base of the first route. Follow rock around and another short scramble down to the lower area with more routes.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 2.3 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Indian Seats
Washboard 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a GA
: Indian Seats
Please leave a comment if you know of any original name for this climb.Technically straight-forward face climbing up a series of shallow crimps and slopers. Despite being probably the shortest route in the area, is decidedly the most challenging I've tried. By far the most difficult part is dealing with the coarseness/sharpness of the rock in this feature. Your next challenge is actually finding the holds, as given the course grain here the small protrusions you need to pul...[more] Browse More Classics in GA
BETA PHOTO: Approach trail pictures, both taken looking North,...
the wall has top rope anchors every where great be...
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BETA PHOTO: The off width crack... right side of main wall. No...
BETA PHOTO: the little roof... pretty fun for working on trad ...
BETA PHOTO: The finger crack on main wall... top rope or trad ...
Oct 28, 2014
I don't know enough about the area to add routes. Just stumbled on this place on a trip to Atlanta coming back from Mount Yonah. Hopefully someone does and can add the routes.
Apr 26, 2015
Climbed here for the first time this weekend. Get your permit (3$) from the park office. they were super nice. Short approach, crowded summit... some kids were throwing small rocks so bring your helmet. Routes were relatively fun for a quick and easy day trip... great for first time outdoor sends or anyone practicing protection placement. there's a nice off-width crack, one decent finger crack, a slight roof that can be fun to play in. top rope or trad... at most 30 foot face but a nice view that offers a taste of exposure.
No idea what the names of the routes are... but the most difficult I could find should be no more than 5'7 (with a "crux" coming out of the roof). several 5'5s. all anchors (two bolts) are easy to find and offer multiple route possibilities.
By Lex Bally
From: Decatur, GA
Sep 12, 2016
I recommend driving around to the bettis-tripple gap road parking lot after picking up the permit. Cuts the approach from close to 2 miles down to less than 1 mile.
Still kids throwing rocks off the top on a regular basis. Can't see the bottom of the cliff from the top (and thus the kids didn't know anyone was down there), but rocks still hit our party. Shouting up angrily usually works to stop it until the next group shows up. Definitely bring your helmet.