Dixie Cragger's Atlas Outdoor Alabama

The Boulder Fields

At the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains, in the rolling hills of Birmingham, lies one of the Southeast’s premier bouldering areas. The Boulder Fields were discovered in the 1960’s by local climbers looking for a place to hone their skills for the mountains, as evidenced by the buttonhead bolts found on many rocks in…
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Sandrock is located about 20 miles northeast of Gadsden, Alabama, near the town of Leesburg. From Atlanta, travel north on I-75, to exit #125. Turn left and follow highway 20/411 toward Rome, Georgia. On the outskirts of Rome, veer left, staying on 411, following signs toward Cedartown. After a few miles, turn right on 411/53…
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Palisades Park

From Birmingham, take the Tallapoosa Street exit, (Highway 79 North/West), through Pinson, to Oneonta. Turn left on Highway 231 North, then proceed uphill. Bear right and look for Palisades Park on the right after about four miles. Climbers coming from the north, should take I-59 South to exit #166 (Highway 231 West) to Oneonta.
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Dixie Cragger's Atlas Outdoor Georgia

Yonah Mountain

Mount Yonah lies just off State Route 75, between Cleveland and Helen, Georgia. From Cleveland, follow S.R 75 north toward Helen for 3.9 miles. At this point, the prominent Main Face should be visible on the right. Look for a gravel road just past Yonah Campground on the right. Turn onto this road and then…
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Tallulah Gorge

Tallulah Gorge is located off of U.S. 441, just south of Clayton, Georgia. From Atlanta, take I-85 North, to I-985, which turns into U.S 441 and leads straight to the community of Tallulah Falls, at the head of the Gorge. After crossing over the bridge/dam, look for signs for the Tallulah Gorge State Park Interpretive…
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Are you ready to trade your cumbersome harness and heavy pack full of ropes and gear, for a crash pad, shoes and a chalk bag? If so, Rocktown is the place to do it! Located on top of Pigeon Mountain, Rocktown is a curious collection of boulders and rock formations spread over several acres, and…
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Dixie Cragger's Atlas Outdoor Georgia-Metro Atlanta

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…
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The Zipper

The Zipper is located in the Chattahoochee River National Park, off of I-285, north of Atlanta. Essentially a large, tilted boulder split by perfect handcrack, the Zipper is a popular place to practice the art of clean aid climbing. First climbed on aid by Dempsey Medford and Rick Hauert in 1979, the route was originally…
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Little Kennesaw Mountain

The boulders on top of Little Kennesaw Mountain offer a few good problems, with a short, pleasant approach. From I-75 North, exit off on the North 120 Loop. Turn left, crossing over Cobb Parkway (Highway 41). Continue over Church Street, to the old town square in Marietta, Georgia. Turn right on Whitlock Avenue, (across from…
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Dixie Cragger's Atlas Outdoor Tennessee

Laurel Falls

From Dayton, Tennessee, take Walnut Grove Road 1.5 miles to Back Valley Road. Go one mile and turn right on Richland Creek Road. Continue to the picnic area/trailhead. The trail follows Richland Creek and crosses an old wooden bridge. After about a mile, the trail cuts uphill and right, crosses a metal footbridge, continues through…
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Tennessee Wall

From downtown Chattanooga, take Highway 124 North, crossing the Tennessee River. Proceed approximately one mile, then exit onto Highway 127 North (Signal Mountain Road), following signs for Signal Mountain. Continue for roughly one and a half miles, and just before the road climbs the mountain, turn left onto Suck Creek Road (Highway 27 West). Pass…
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Sunset Rock

From Atlanta, take I-75 North to I-24 West, towards downtown Chattanooga. Take exit #178 (Lookout Mountain/Market Street). Go through the next two stop streets to Broad Street. Turn left (south) on Broad Street. Proceed through several lights and then under the railroad overpass. Broad Street becomes Highway 41. Continue for a mile and take the…
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Print Features

City’s Best — The Easiest Way to Find What’s Best

City’s Best Playtime Spots for Atlanta’s Adults — Atlanta Rocks Intown: For many adults a favorite past time as a child was climbing on any and everything you could get your feet on. At Atlanta Rocks feel free to get your climb on without having to worry about a harsh scolding from mom or dad.…
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Real Housewives of Atlanta

The 2010 season premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta had a segment that was shot at your favorite climbing gym!
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Assorted Coverage

  The Atlanta Journal Constitution featured Atlanta Rocks! in its November 21, 2007 Better Health section. View the cover [here]. View the article [here]. Creative Loafing awarded Atlanta Rocks! as best climbing wall in it’s “Best of Atlanta 2007” issue. View the cover [here]. View the listing [here]. Atlanta Rocks! received the “Gold Medal Best…
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