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greyghost


Feb 17, 2003, 10:36 AM
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Hey I need some beta on GA bouldering this weekend. If it rains where is the best place to go? How bad is the walk into Rocktown?


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The hike into rocktown is a really relaxed trail. Check out Pettijohn's Cave while you're on the Pigeon Mtn. (the cave has >40,000 feet of mapped passage)

Better yet, skip Rocktown and go to Horse Pen 40 in Alabama. It's probably only another hour drive but the bouldering is phenomenal.
There's a variety of problems from roof/caves to weird full-on bearhug style bouldering. Well worth the visit!!!! Not a good idea if it's raining.

If all else fails, get a copy of the DIXIE CRAGGER'S ATLAS byChris Watford (it covers AL/TN/GA).


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The walk into Rocktown is 20 minutes of flat trail. You cannot really climb there in the rain.

If it is raining, your only hope is probably Little River Canyon just across the border in Alabama. There is hella-sweet sport, but no guidebook, and only one route out of hundreds (that I have heard of) easier than 5.11

Forecast looks ugly, good luck.


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Not only is Rocktown a seepy spot after all the rain we've had lately, the main road is closed for repair. You'd have to go up that back road and I personally hate it. At least they've BEGUN the repairs on the road, any reports on the progress?


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An update from Allen Padgett:
The repairs to Rocky Lane leading to Rocktown and the Lost Wall are underway. A contractor has been hired and work has begun to repair the collapsed culvert and washout. Work began last Monday and is progressing on schedule. The heavy equipment dug down and removed the old culvert, prepared a bed and placed a shiny new eighty-foot long pipe big enough to walk through. The dirt has been replaced over most of the pipe. On the upstream end of the pipe the contractor still needs to build a concrete wall to direct the water into the pipe. The rain this weekend has halted work and created a large mud bog. If the weather will cooperate the work will be finished and the road open by March 1. Thank you all for your patience.
Both climbing areas remain open to sport climbing. An approach walk is needed for the Lost Wall and Rocktown can be accessed by driving in on the rugged south end of Rocky Lane from Dougherty Gap.

Feel free to circulate this message to other list and contacts.
Allen Padgett
Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

For a map of the area go to: www.pigeonmountain.org.


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