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Island Ford

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Island Ford Rock Climbing 


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Location: 33.99161, -84.32809 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Knowles on Nov 14, 2015
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Description 

Located in the Island Ford section of the Chattahoochee National Recreation area along the river, there are several overhung features and boulders with a nice variety of low to mid range bouldering problems. Most are pumpy overhangs and roofs, but there are a few low grade crack/friction problems. It is easy to access from the north side of Atlanta ,but it's a small area so don't expect to be there for days.

Getting There 

From Atlanta take 400 North and exit at the Northridge Rd. exit. Turn right onto Dunwoody Place then follow and take another right onto Roberts Dr. Look for the Island Ford park sign on the right. Once inside the park head to the second parking lot on your left. There is a $3 per day fee and box with tags. Follow the trail down to the left and when you hit the river take a left so the river is on your right. As you reach the first sizable creek there will be a trail to the left. This leads to the Sandman area. All other boulders can be found by following the trail straight and are easily noticeable.

Climbing Season

For the Metro-Atlanta Area area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',7],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Lullaby(yellow) and Power Nap(red)

Lullaby V4 6B  GA : Metro-Atlanta Area : ... : The Sandman
Awesome problem. Start on the far left on a blocky jug following a series of crimps along a flake line on the roof then as the angle decreases...more crimps/pockets trending left towards the small ledge to topout....[more]   Browse More Classics in GA

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By David Toomey
Nov 20, 2015
Nick- Dude can't thank you enough for developing some of these boulders & sharing the beta. I grew up in the metro area before i started climbing then moved out to tahoe a little over a year ago. I'm coming back home over thanksgiving to see family so now i'm stoked to jump on some new boulders so close to where I grew up. Thanks again for sharing!
By Nick Knowles
From: Atlanta, GA
Nov 22, 2015
No problem man, I feel like there is great bouldering around the ATL area other than Boat Rock, just have to find it.