The Palisades

These river cliffs lie on the east bank of the Chattahoochee River, just below Powers Ferry Landing. To get there from I-285 East, exit off Powers Ferry Road and turn right. Turn right again onto Powers Ferry Road/Akers Mill Road, which parrallels the interstate. Just before the river, turn left into the office complex behind Ray’s On The River restaurant. Pull to the back parking lot, by the boat ramp. The trail begins at Frog Boulder, and continues downstream to the cliffs. There are several good face and short crack climbs.

There is also a nice cliff across the river, on the western bank, that is accessed from the back parking lot of the Riverbend apartment complex. Pull to the back and park by the tennis courts. A well-worn trail leads along the river for about 500 yards to the cliff. It is possible to scramble up and around the left side to access the top. There are a few old belay bolts below the rim.