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Lots of great contouring singletrack above Allatoona Lake. Near Holly Springs, GA
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A couple fun problems top out at the tallest point...
This is a cool little bouldering area about 20 minutes out of Dahlonega along the AT. It faces south and is a great place to boulder in the winter. It is no rocktown, but it is a nice place to enjoy the mountain top view and get a full day of bouldering in. There are a handful of boulders within a couple minutes from parking as well as some boulders and a small cliff about 1/4 mile hike up the AT from parking. Also, there is a single boulder on the left about 3/4 ways up the trail to the top. The hike to the top is well worth it for the view alone. There are also tons of boulders scattered along the steep south facing slope, but access and steep landing areas are an issue. Many of the boulders are grown over with lichen and moss and have vegetation on top. But recent cleaning has revealed some quality problems that may have been climbed in the past. If you come here, please pick up after yourself.
There is camping at the parking area, but spaces are limited. Luckily, great camping is abundant within a 20 minute drive in any direction.
You'll often see Army Rangers training in the area. Be respectful and don't block the road.
From the Dahlonega square
1.Head NE out of the square on E Main Street and take a left onto N Groove St/GA-60 BUS N
Continue to follow GA-60 BUS N
go 2.2 mi
5.Turn left onto Camp Wahsega Rd
go 8.4 mi until you arrive at Camp Merrill
6.Turn right onto Coopers Gap Rd go until it splits into three directions and park
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Submitted By: DanP on Mar 5, 2013
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: Coopers Gap
Sit start on low ledge. Throw up right to jug and finish out on Gnomon. May be more difficult for taller folks. You can also work left to the start of Gnomon rather than throw to jug, but it goes a little easier. ...[more] Browse More Classics in GA
Fun problem starting deep in 'cave' and working ou...
some fun problems on this boulder
Very exciting top out
A little scrubbing is all she needs
Also needs some scrubbing
Fun roof crack. Hard crimp fest. And other possibl...
This is a really fun problem!
Many easier problems at far right. Also an awesome...
A lot of fun problems on this boulder!
Very fun traverse that starts far left around the ...
Very excited about cleaning some of these
Very fun V3ish sit start problem to the right of t...
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From: Louisville, Co
Nov 8, 2012
I was wondering how long it would take for someone to post this area. Back in 1997 to 1999 by roommate and I cleaned and developed many problems in this area and along with other areas on the AT. I have a mini guide someplace that we wrote up. I'll see if I can find it. I know there were climbers on some of these boulders before us because we would find random rusted pitons on top that someone may have used as a top rope anchor but most of these problems had vines growing over them. There are some difficult problems on the roofs with a couple only seeing one ascent.
Nov 8, 2012
Awesome! Yeah I've hiked all over and climbed a lot out here. I haven't come across any pitons yet. I've climbed some really fun boulders that were a total pain in the ass to get to below the 'cliff' at the top. Not sure if I'm going to go through the trouble of making it easier to get to them either. There is a lot of potential for hard roof problems for sure! I've thought about bringing my cams up to do some of those climbs up the 'cliff.' It'd be cool to know who has done what out here. Thanks for the response!
Jan 2, 2013
I just went up today to do more trail work. Added two bags of mulch under a couple problems and plan on adding a couple more next time. There was some trash at the bottom of the slab area. Please don't litter if you come up here.