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Lost Wall Rock Climbing 

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Lost Wall doesn't get a lot of respect from climbers who've been spoiled by the bounties of Tennessee Wall and other great crags around nearby Chattanooga. It's true that Lost Wall doesn't have the length of cliffline, the height or even the rock quality to match the Tennessee Crags, but it's still a worthwhile destination. It has a number of good routes for topropers and leaders trying to hone their skills, along with some routes like Booze and Broads which would be exceptional just about anywhere.

Hard to see from the lowlands and not easy to find, exploration at Lost Wall began in the mid-1980s, with Georgia hardmen like Shannon Stegg and Curtis Glass putting up routes like Persistence (the first recorded route at LW) and Laurel Lie. Other pioneers include Jim Corbett, David Young and Stewart Coffield. The more recent development (which continues today) has been in the Netherworld, the section furthest south at the crag.

Lost Wall is a predominantly trad area, with single-pitch lines ranging from 40-120 feet high. The rock is sandstone and though not as consistent as T-Wall, is mostly good quality.

Camping is available in the wildlife management area, though the camping regulations have changed in the last year or so. Check with the rangers for where to camp; also be aware that there are periodic hunting closures at Lost Wall.

Getting There 

Lost Wall is located on Pigeon Mountain near Lafayette, GA. From Atlanta, head north on I-75 and exit at GA 136 (Lafayette/Resaca exit). Head west on 136 to the junction with GA 193; follow 193 into Lafayette. Watch the signs and stay on 193 through a couple of turns, then continue almost three miles to the intersection with Chamberlain Road. Take a left on Chamberlain Road and continue about three miles to the entrance to Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Turn right here on Rocky Lane and keep your speed down to 20 or you will be ticketed. Continue almost two miles through a series of switchbacks; the pullout for the Lost Wall trail is at the fourth switchback. For the descent gully to the Netherworld, continue up the mountain a little more than a mile further and look for a vague pullout and even more vague trail on the left side of the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

45 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Wall:
kids korner   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Linda's Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 50'   
Franklin Boys   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 65'   
Black Pig   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Guzzler   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Maybe Not   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Netherworld Excavation   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Clodhopper   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 40'   
Refrigerator Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Booze and Broads   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Defoliator   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pipe Full of Fun   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Laurel Lie   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Somalian Hunger   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Ethnic Cleanser   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Lost and Found   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Samurai   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   
Foreign Policy   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 50'   
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By tenesmus
Dec 22, 2006
don't speed on that road or the ranger will ticket you.
By UncleBen
From: The Briar Patch
Mar 12, 2007
Lost Wall is a good spot to put up alot of routes away from the crowds.

...and, yeah, do not speed on the road up the hill.
By Odis
Dec 30, 2011
Starting on Jan 1, 2012 there will be a pass required to access Lost Wall. There was a sign posted at the bottom of the mountain today. This will affect Rock Town as well. It is called a Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass.

This the link I found
By sbasso1
Jul 10, 2012
I don't know what the exact regulations are on bolting but if the bolts weren't put in by the FAs, then it probably doesn't need them. Rappel/anchor from the tree at the top.
By Jgrote
From: Fla/nc
Jul 10, 2012
Most routes have trees above suitable for rappelling. Lost wall don't have too much jewelry on it , and that's why I like it. Nice single pitch trad lines that will satisfy most trad leaders.
By Ben Martelino
From: alpharetta
Dec 28, 2012
went up Baby Buzzard today notice alot of the top anchors with nylon slings are getting chewed on by small animals? Not easily seen unless you look at it from the top! remember to check them befor you clip in I am trying to get some of the more popular routes with steel cables and and rings as i go around on some of the routes installed one on top of megster, as well as all of the routes i have been putting up!
By RForbus
From: Hotlanta
Oct 6, 2013
Just a heads up, one must have a GORP (Georgia Outdoor Recreational Pass) to be able to climb now or enter the park for that matter. One can buy them online here

We had to log on and purchase one on my phone. There was a ranger there checking to make sure people had their pass. Its 3.50 for a 3 day individual pass or you can do a group pass for 10 bucks which I think is good for 3 days as well.

Just an FYI
By Harry Baxley
Nov 25, 2013
We found some gear that somebody left behind. Found it on Monday, November 25. Let me know if you've lost anything there lately.
By Marcj Westfall
From: Jacksonville, FL
Nov 17, 2014
Lost Gear!! I have lost some gear at Lost Wall. We were there Oct 10-13th, 2014.

Please, Please contact me if you may have found anything.

Thank you,

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