Mountain Climbing in North Georgia

Posted by Tom Telford on Tue, Jul 26, 2011

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Do you feel like you have been stuck behind a desk too long and you need a vacation?  Do you long to get out and breathe the fresh air while experiencing a little bit of adventure?  Do you relish a challenge?  Then mountain climbing around North Georgia Cabins might be just right for you.

Rock Town

Comprised of several acres of sandstone boulders on North Georgia’s Cumberland Plateau, Rock Town is part of the Crockford Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area just a few miles from Lafayette, Georgia.  The large sandstone boulders have great handholds and present a challenge for climbers of all levels.

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Lost Wall

Lost Wall on Pigeon Mountain is a popular site for those seeking the experience of Mountain Climbing in North Georgia.  The sixty to eighty foot high rock face presents challenges to the more initiated climbers, including spire-like pinnacles, protruding overhangs, and pockets and jugs which are easy to hold features.


Yonah means bear in Cherokee and Mount Yonah in the Chattahoochee National Forest is a popular training ground for climbers.  The granite cliff on the mountain’s south side offers good climbs for beginners.  The 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade of the U.S. Army goes to Yonah Mountain to conduct the Mountain Phase of its Ranger Training School.  Cables remain in portions of the cliff’s face to make setting rope anchors more convenient while scaling two hundred feet above the mountain’s base.

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The name is derived from a Cherokee word meaning “stand-alone, and the 1,735 foot summit of Curahee Mountain is a prominent landmark near Toccoa, Georgia in Stephens County.  It offers great opportunities for mountain climbing in North Ga Cabin Rentals with top-roping - where rope anchors are preset - and exposed lead climbing.

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tallulah Gorge is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia and when it comes to mountain climbing in North Georgia offers experienced climbers an opportunity to tackle one of the most difficult climbs in the state in the form of its Main Wall on the north rim of the gorge.

Other Challenges

Zahnd near Lafayette offers interesting rock formations and challenging climbs.

Boat Rock near Atlanta offers opportunities for slab and balance climbing.

Little Kennesaw Mountain, Morgan Falls, Blood Mountain Boulders and Shaking Rock Park all offer opportunities for mountain climbing in North Georgia.

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