About Boat Rock:
This area is in the middle of a subdivision in an Atlanta suburb. Do NOT climb on boulders that are in people's back yards. Only climb on the boulders in this guide and the boulders further down the dirt road past the swamp.
The boulders are granite and can be very hard on the fingers and toe rubber. Lots of slab and balance climbing. There are a few really good overhung problems, including "Titanic V7" which is super classic.
***WARNING*** Many cars have been broken into while in the Boat Rock parking lot. Make your own decisions regarding how you want to combat this but many windows have been smashed, and people have found that NOTHING is safe in the vehicle (most recently maps, jumper cables, etc.)
Boat Rock is open sunup to sundown. Climbing after dark risks getting ticketed.
|Nearest town or city:||Atlanta|
Go I-20 west and get off at the first exit west of I-285 #49 Fulton Industrial Blvd and turn left (south).
For the shortcut, turn left on Baker's Ferry Rd (right after the Shell station) 3.7 miles from the freeway. It will dead end into Boat Rock road, and the parking lot will be just on your left.
For the harder to miss route, go 4.4 miles and turn left onto Boat Rock Rd at the small traffic light. As you drive you will see a small house on your right with a huge boulder right behind it. Just after this is a small gravel parking lot on your right and you can't miss the trailhead which begins at the kiosk.
|When to Climb:||Winter|
|Quantity of Climbs:||Week|
Forum Discussions (15 posts)
|Comedy Tickets Found||MAG53||0||May 29 2012, 1:41 PM|
|Topo Needed||R_Crowder||0||Jan 19 2012, 4:37 PM|
|Keep boat rock clean||bigredscowboy||6||Mar 15 2011, 4:59 AM|
|Truck Stolen||hiproglo||1||Apr 23 2010, 5:37 PM|
|Car Broken Into||Toney||10||Dec 20 2009, 5:42 PM|
|Lost Wallet||johnwesely||0||Jul 11 2009, 3:48 PM|
|Georgia Tech Couple?||gerglenroc||1||Mar 12 2009, 12:19 PM|
|Updated Boat Rock Topo||Valarc||1||Feb 21 2010, 8:14 AM|
|What's up with the "new" cracks?||jrox||3||Apr 06 2007, 6:28 PM|
|New boulders across the street opened.||jrox||1||Feb 22 2007, 9:09 AM|
|Bad news....||fobnicat||0||Apr 30 2006, 11:06 AM|
|boatrock rating||clausti||7||Jan 12 2005, 6:17 PM|
|Article on Boat Rock and Boskoff||polarwid||0||Mar 31 2004, 1:49 PM|
|Car Broken Into @ Boat Rock||deke||18||Jan 06 2007, 8:34 PM|
|Boat Rock fund raiser: "Don't Take it for Granite"||loinclothman||0||Jun 16 2003, 10:12 AM|