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Tallulah Gorge

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About Tallulah Gorge:

This is the stoutest, hardest, and possibly most beautiful area in Georgia to climb. Trad skills are a must here. The walls are drenched in sun, so avoid it during the summer. Alcohol is not allowed in the Gorge or Park. They will prosecute you, so don't risk it. There is no climbing the first three weekends in November or the first two weekends in April (they release water from the dam down the Gorge, and close climbing for safety concerns.) All climbers are required to register at the Interpretive Center, and only 20 climbers are issued passes in any given day. Call for more info: (706) 754-7970. The staff is very climber friendly, so be sure to thank Bill Tanner and his crew for the work they do.
Nearest town or city: Clayton
Directions: From Atlanta, From I-85 North to I-985 North. This will become 441/365. Go to the right at the Toccoa-Lavonia exit. Go to Hwy. 123 and take a right. Go roughly 3 miles. Go past the Georgia State Patrol Station on your right and before the manufacturing plant you will see a gravel Forest Service road, turn left. Go to the top of the mountain and follow a trail down past the fenced tower. This takes you into the town of Tallulah Falls (don't blink.) Cross the dam, and follow signs for the 'Interpretive Center.'
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Camping: Pay
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Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime

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Forum Discussions (3 posts)

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With Replies primitive paradox jayhawk70 1 Mar 12 2013, 8:22 AM
No Replies Anyone up for climbing Sunday? OceanFire87 0 Apr 24 2012, 6:05 AM
With Replies Tallulah Gorge Floor Bouldering? subantz 1 May 21 2009, 4:54 PM