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By Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
May 10, 2012
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I've got a work thing in Atlanta and I was wondering if there's anything in between I can stop at for a day on my way back. Looking for sport or bouldering! I was considering rocktown, but it looks like that might be a little too far out of the way.

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By Jeremy Hand
May 10, 2012
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Perhaps boatrock? I'm not sure how far outta your way that is but if I recall correctly it is pretty close

mountainproject.com/v/boat-roc...

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By TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
May 10, 2012
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Boatrock is past Atlanta, not really in between. The major stuff is in north Georgia. Mt. Yonah, Currahee, and Tallulah aren't that far west off of 85. All are good day tripping locations. The only cliffs I would consider in season right now are Currahee and Yonah, both have some sport. Tallulah's main face is mostly trad.

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By Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
May 10, 2012
Lost in Space
Very cool, thanks guys. Boat rock looks fun, I don't mind driving backwards a little. I also just realized this site has a search areas on a map feature. I'll check out the other two. This will be in early June and it will be hot as hell, but its OK I go to Crowder's in the middle of summer anyway.

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By Chuck Parks
From Atlanta, GA
May 10, 2012
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The approach to Yonah is longer than the other places. So if you're planning to just stop by on the drive back, you might do better at Currahee(sport, 5.10 and up) or Boat Rock(bouldering).

There's also Crowders Mountain just outside of Charlotte. It has a few good sport routes on David's Castle and the Red Wall. If you're from Charlotte then you probably already know that...

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By Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
May 10, 2012
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I am very familiar with Crowders!

It sounds like it'll be between Currahee and Boat Rock. I'm dragging my girlfriend with me so I'll let her pick.

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By ChillFancy
From Chattanooga, TN
May 16, 2012
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Cough Chattanooga cough

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By Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
May 16, 2012
Lost in Space
I wish dude but the drive home wears me out.

Is there a good guide online anywhere for currahee or does mp cover it all?

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By Rob Dillon
May 16, 2012
It ain't that big, you can pretty much figure things out from the ground.

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By TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
May 16, 2012
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Drew Hayes wrote:
I wish dude but the drive home wears me out. Is there a good guide online anywhere for currahee or does mp cover it all?


A new Dixie Cragger just came out for Alabama and Georgia. This will have most of the climbs. I also prefer the short hike in from the bottom. You end up hiking from below the slab wall. It is a good warmup and will save your suspension if the road to the top is bad. Also, make sure you are chasing the shade. The slab wall can get unbearable early in the day in the summer.

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