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The Lowers Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.63698, -83.71682 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Joey Wolfe on Jan 3, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Topo view of the Lowers at Mt Yonah

Description 

The lowers was bolted by the Army for training and they painted numbers under the routes. The bolting is excessive to a climber and some of the routes can be climbed with mixed gear.It doesn't offer views like the Main Face, but it is better protected during windy winter days. It offers some decent climbs and is worth checking out. The routes are numbered left to right.

Getting There 

Once you reach the large clearing (Heli pad) on the way up to the main face there will be a trail with a sign to the right, follow it to the lowers.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Lowers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Lowers:
One   5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Three   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Four   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
Five   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A1-     Sport, TR, Aid, 15'   
Four Bravo   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
Thirteen   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A1     Sport, TR, Aid, 1 pitch, 35'   
Eight   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Lowers
Rock Climbing Photo: Ten Alpha, Photo credit Mark O'Neal

Ten Alpha 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Georgia : Mount Yonah : The Lowers
Wasn't sure what to name this, so i just named it based on the closest route to it, if anybody knows anything about this route, PM me and I'll update the description.One of the better routes at the lowers and is notably absent from the 3rd edition of the Dixie Cragger's Atlas, though the line is easy to spot in the picture for the area (has a top rope hanging down over it)Easiest way to get up to the base of this route is to start to the right of Four Bravo and trend right up the slab past an ol...[more]   Browse More Classics in Georgia

Photos of The Lowers Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: it was higher than it looked from the ground.
it was higher than it looked from the ground.
Rock Climbing Photo: this shows the steel cable, rap rings and the bolt...
this shows the steel cable, rap rings and the bolt...
Rock Climbing Photo: Repelling down
Repelling down
Rock Climbing Photo: First time setting up a reppel outside.
First time setting up a reppel outside.
Rock Climbing Photo: Can't say it isn't well-protected...
BETA PHOTO: Can't say it isn't well-protected...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Lowers showing the starts of routes Five throu...
BETA PHOTO: The Lowers showing the starts of routes Five throu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing at the Lowers
Climbing at the Lowers
Rock Climbing Photo: lowers
lowers
Rock Climbing Photo: the lowers
the lowers

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By Luke R 84
Sep 3, 2015
SO MANY old or loose bolts. Be careful, most are obvious, but a few are tricky. The lower ledge shields well in the rain, and some routes can stay dry-ish too.

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