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Shaking Rock  


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Location: 33.8671, -83.1181 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JohnWesely on Apr 3, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: old topo from SEC

Description 

What this lackluster boulder field loses in size and quality, it makes up for with its proximity to Athens. However, there are a handful of decent, sometimes even excellent problems here, so if you are in the area, you might as well give it a shot.

Getting There 

From Athens, take Lexington Road/78 south east for about twenty minutes until you arrive at the Lexington city limit sign. The turn for shaking rock comes shortly after this and is marked by a tombstone with shaking rock carved into it.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.1 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['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',6],['V4-5',8],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]


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Photos of Shaking Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Looking from the parking lot.
BETA PHOTO: Looking from the parking lot.
Anyone know any of the problems on here
BETA PHOTO: Anyone know any of the problems on here
At the entrance
BETA PHOTO: At the entrance
Turn here to get to the park.
BETA PHOTO: Turn here to get to the park.
balance boulder
BETA PHOTO: balance boulder
shaking rock block
BETA PHOTO: shaking rock block
Fun traverse
BETA PHOTO: Fun traverse
View of the Urban Legend
View of the Urban Legend

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By Travis Dustin
From: Hollis, NH
Jan 28, 2013
Anyone have more beta on this area? I did some climbing out there and would like to know the routes I sent.
By Brad Caldwell
From: Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Feb 3, 2013
I'm sure you've seen this already, but just in case you haven't, RC.com has a relatively well built out page for Shaking Rock... rockclimbing.com/routes/North_...

I haven't personally visited the area, because its out of my way to get down towards Athens just to boulder, when I could drive the same distance and get to much better pebbles. But I still hope to get down there within the next year or so and would really appreciate an easier to understand topo/route descriptions/grades before I head down there.