Climbing in Atlanta, GA
About Atlanta Climbing
Home to a respectable amount of outdoor climbing, as well as to some impressive indoor climbing gyms, Atlanta is a modest, yet surprisingly great place to send problems. Just 15 miles from the city, Boat Rock is ATL's most well-known boulder field, offering 7.8 acres of protected land and a large number of problems, with varying degrees of difficulty.
Since Atlanta is only two hours from Chattanooga, many climbers travel to Rocktown, to test their bouldering mettle on more than 500 established boulder problems. The high number of 4-stars and classics at a Rocktown make this one of the largest bouldering areas in the southeast.
In the Blue Ridge Mountains, Yonah Mountain has been a longtime site for the Army Rangers, who train for mountaineering and climbing on the cliff faces. Climbs progress to friction climbing for the top 200 feet. You’ll find plenty of bolts still in place for top rope climbing as well.
Indoor climbing is top-notch thanks to Stone Summit, where both gyms are in the top 10 largest climbing gyms in the country. The Atlanta location ranks as the 7th largest climbing gym at 30,000 square feet. You’ll find more than 350 routes ranging from V0 to V15, and the walls stretch anywhere from 25 to 60 feet.
One of the nation's largest climbing gyms is here in Atlanta. A day at Stone Summit spans from bouldering and lead climbing, to fitness classes that challenge your flexibility and strength.
The Riverside boulders are a worthy destination for the Atlanta-area climber with a few hours to spare.
Yonah Mountain offers terrific winter climbing, with multiple routes that have cables and bolts for top rope or two-pitched climbing.
For the closest outdoor bouldering in Atlanta, Boat Rock is an urban boulder field just south of the city, offering rounded granite boulders.
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