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Greg sticking the blind hold on "the scoop"

Description 

Located in La Fayette, Georgia close to the Tennesse border, Rocktown is arguably one of the best bouldering locations in the Southeast. Some would even say its better than Horse Pens 40, but that is a heated topic. Known for it's amazing sandstone and bomber slopers, crimpers, hueco's, rails, and its intense top outs; Rocktown is one of the best bouldering areas in the country.

Rocktown is relatively uncrowded, depending on the season, with a great parking lot that you can camp in for free. It is also a relatively new location with new problems being thrown up quite often. Because of this, many problems are unkown to who established them and their names.


Getting There 

From Atlanta:
-Take I-75 North
-Take exit 133 for HWY 136 (Resacca/LaFayette)
-Follow HWY 136 to La Fayette (25 miles)
-Once in La Fayette, go left then right to HWY 193 North
-After 2.7 miles you will see Uncle Jed's Store, make a left on Chamberlain Road.
-Travel 3.3 miles then take a right on Rocky Ln. and Crockford-Pigeon Wildlife Area.
-Follow the road (which will turn into a dirt road) up the mountain through the switchbacks for about 5 miles.
-At the obvious fork, take a right.
-Drive another 1.3 miles and take a left on Rocktown Rd.
-Park at the end of the road

From Chattanooga:
-Drive South on HWY 27
-After you pass La Fayette's Wal-Mart go straight to 27 BUS.
-Drive into La Fayette and take a right on HWY 193 North.
-Follow Directions from Atlanta once on HWY 193 North.

The approach is a real easy trail but is kind of long (about 5-10 minutes).


91 Total Routes


['4 Stars',25],['3 Stars',51],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',24],['V4-5',30],['V6-7',20],['V8-9',14],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rocktown:
Makin' Waves   V2 5+     Boulder   Hueco Simulator
Ripple   V2 5+     Boulder   Hueco Simulator
Super Mario   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Hueco Simulator
El Bano   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Asphalt Boulders
The Scoop   V3 6A     Boulder, 7'   Back Street Boulders
Isle of the Beautiful Women   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 15'   The Front Corridor
Golden Showers   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 15'   Asphalt Boulders
Little Bad Boulder   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 12'   The Bads
Asphalt or Pythagorean Theorem   V5 6C     Boulder   Asphalt Boulders
The Hobbit   V5 6C     Boulder   Back Street Boulders
Standard's Variation   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   The Comet Boulder
Croc Bloc   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   The Croc Boulder
Soap on a Rope   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 12'   The Orb
Nose Candy   V6 7A     Boulder   Sherman Roof
The Ewoker   V6 7A     Boulder, 8'   Asphalt Boulders
Sherman Photo Roof   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Sherman Roof
Iron Claw   V7 7A+     Boulder   Asphalt Boulders
The Brown Hole   V8 7B     Boulder   Sherman Roof
The Orb   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   The Orb
The Vagina   V8 7B     Boulder   The Front Corridor
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Featured Route For Rocktown
Brian topping out Croc Bloc

Croc Bloc V5 6C  GA : Rocktown : The Croc Boulder
Start on the big jug in the middle of the wall at about chest height. Climb up the middle of the wall using slopers, heel hooks, and crimps to a powerful gaston move. Match it up and top out the tall face....[more]   Browse More Classics in GA

Photos of Rocktown Slideshow Add Photo
Kk on the Sherman Roof
Kk on the Sherman Roof
Topping out blockhead on the Tao boulder.
Topping out blockhead on the Tao boulder.
Meteor boulder I think.  Very fun problem.
Meteor boulder I think. Very fun problem.
Katreinese, v1 Rocktown
Katreinese, v1 Rocktown
Choctaw Sundial
Choctaw Sundial
Greg in "the scoop"
Greg in "the scoop"
Andrew on "Triple Slaps"
Andrew on "Triple Slaps"
Andrew on "Police Brutality"
Andrew on "Police Brutality"
Alli working the steep jugs on some unnamed problem.
Alli working the steep jugs on some unnamed proble...
The Hueco Simulator
The Hueco Simulator
The Orb, V8
The Orb, V8
Rocktown Bouldering Guide
BETA PHOTO: Rocktown Bouldering Guide
Phil on the "Croc Wall"
Phil on the "Croc Wall"
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By 497lx6
Mar 16, 2014
CONDITION REPORT 

how r conditions during late april?

By Mike Anderson
From: Dayton, OH
Jan 12, 2010

You can still get the old Dr Topo guide for this area at this website. It is not comprehensive, but it's better than nothing (and WAY better than what is on Mountain project).

By Dan Brayack
From: Marmet, WV
Mar 22, 2011

I'm looking for photos for the rocktown guide. If anyone has any good ones, send the my way thanks!

-Dan

By Odis
Dec 30, 2011

Starting on Jan 1, 2012 there will be a pass required to access RT. There was a sign posted at the bottom of the mountain today. This will affect Lost Wall as well. It is called a Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass.

This the link I found www.georgiawildlife.com/node/2813

By Dan Brayack
From: Marmet, WV
Aug 16, 2012

There is now a guidebook for Rocktown! www.brayackmedia.com/publishing/index.html

By Brad Caldwell
From: Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Sep 4, 2012

Check out the review of the new guidebook here...www.upstatebouldering.blogspot.com/2012/08/rocktown-boulderi>>>

By Lauren Beaudoin
Dec 1, 2012

Hello everyone,

A few friends and I are planning to head to Rocktown right after Christmas (Dec 26-Jan 1). Does anyone have any recommendations of where to stay in the area? We were originally planning on camping but are also considering a cabin-like set-up if there are affordable ones close by!

We'd appreciate any info you can send our way, thanks!

~Lauren

By Kevin DB
Mar 27, 2013

Rocktown is rad. We came here on a long road trip expecting to stay for a few days and stayed for a month and a half. Some of the best bouldering in America.

By DCSwish23
From: a car ...or tent.
Nov 26, 2013

There are many signs posted saying no camping other than in designated areas. There are no signs saying you are allowed to camp in the parking area. I'm not very familiar with the area, but I would assume that means there is no camping in the parking lot.

By ferrells
From: Minneapolis, MN
Mar 19, 2014

Right. No camping in the parking lot. Just look for the designated camping area once on top of the hill. It's huge and not a bad place. Sunny.
Get a pass (phone or online, and it's a decent price), bury your human waste (helpful to have a trowel), pick up your garbage (and that of others), and try to keep the night time screaming to a minimum.