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"Fingercrack" T,TR 
Aragog TR 
Dirty Left Hook TR 
Knuckle biter TR 
Left Hook Face TR 
Lichen slab left TR 
Lichen slab right TR 
Right Arete TR 
Scorpion Crack TR 
Spider filled hand crack TR 
Unknown face climb TR 
Washboard TR 
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Indian Seats Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,963'
Location: 34.25032, -84.13452 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: saxfiend, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: tgantt70 on Oct 28, 2014  with updates from BrendanN
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Collection of toprope face climbs with newer bolts on each route. All routes are north facing.

Getting There 

Obtain climbing passes ($3) at the Sawnee Mountain Visitor Center (4075 Spot Rd, Cumming, GA 30040). For the shortest approach, drive to the Bettis Entrance (2500 Bettis Tribble Gap Rd) and follow the Indian Seats Trail north for about 1 mile to the overlook platform.

The scramble to the bottom will be on the north side of a large boulder to the west of the overlook platform. The trail heads east, then quickly switches back west and arrives at the middle ledge with a couple of climbs. Continue past the middle ledge and scramble down one more switchback to reach the lower area.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Indian Seats

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Indian Seats:
Aragog   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 35'   
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Featured Route For Indian Seats
Rock Climbing Photo: Side view of the slab

Lichen slab right 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Georgia : Indian Seats
Easy slab climbing up a series of jugs and horizontal ledges. Can be linked with some of the climbs immediately below (scorpion crack and right arete)....[more]   Browse More Classics in Georgia

Photos of Indian Seats Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the top of the trail at Indian Seats
View from the top of the trail at Indian Seats
Rock Climbing Photo: Approach trail pictures, both taken looking North,...
BETA PHOTO: Approach trail pictures, both taken looking North,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Top roping
Top roping
Rock Climbing Photo: the wall has top rope anchors every where great be...
the wall has top rope anchors every where great be...
Rock Climbing Photo: trip to Indian seats looking forward to climbing h...
trip to Indian seats looking forward to climbing h...
Rock Climbing Photo: The off width crack... right side of main wall. No...
BETA PHOTO: The off width crack... right side of main wall. No...
Rock Climbing Photo: the little roof... pretty fun for working on trad ...
BETA PHOTO: the little roof... pretty fun for working on trad ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The finger crack on main wall... top rope or trad ...
BETA PHOTO: The finger crack on main wall... top rope or trad ...

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By tgantt70
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.
By westry
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.
By spellstrike
From: Duluth
Nov 22, 2016
GPS direction is a little off.

Parking lot is at

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