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About Pine Mountain:

IMPORTANT NOTICE, November 25, 2006, from Dusty Fuller, F.D. Roosevelt State Park Manager in Training:

To Whom it May Concern,

The information on climbing the Wolfden rock formation at F.D. Roosevelt State Park was brought to our attention by a park guest who asked to climb. We would like to make it known that rock climbing in any form or fashion is prohibited in our park at this time. We are developing a plan of safe and regulated usage of our park's limited climbing areas, but at the present time any climber will be issued a citation by park law enforcement.

Also note that the information about a grill at Wolfden is incorrect. President Roosevelt's favorite site was actually Dowdell's Knob, which is on the south side of Highway 190. His grill is still there, with its cooking pit filled in to curb vandalism. The Little White House historic site is also administered by the State of Georgia, and has its own staff and admission fees. More information on our park and the Little White House can be found at and choosing a site from the pull-down menu. If you have any questions of comments, please email at this address ( or call the park office at 706-663-4858.

I hope that this will clear up any confusion, and we look forward to being able to serve the climbing community.

Original Area Descritpion

Pine Mountain is a great little crag located along the Pine Mountain hiking trail. No telling when climbing activity began here. This crag was bolted in the 80's by a climber who's name I can't think of right now. Originally 4 routes were bolted. Long ago the bolt hangers were stripped, then replaced with cold shuts, which were stripped and then the bolts were hammered over. As far as I could tell at my last visit to the area most of the rusted bolts had been completely removed. The cliff ranges from 15 to 40 feet in height and is only about 60 feet long. The routes increase in difficulty from left to right. There is a "practice" boulder at the far left of the area. The rock is very hard and feels much like quartzite. Most of the good climbing is overhanging and challenging. Now that the bolts are gone, all routes can be toproped. Bring a long piece of webbing or static line for your anchor since the trees at the top are located about 30 to 40 feet back away from the cliff's edge. The route at the far right can be rigged from webbing strung around a solid rock pinnacle- you'll see what I'm talking about. Of historical note, there was once a stone grill located at the top of this crag. This grill was used by the President F.D Roosevelt during his many visits to the area. In fact, his "Little White House" is a very short distance away through the woods. The grill is now gone, unfortunately.

Nearest town or city: Warm Springs
Directions: This crag is located almost exactly two miles in from the end of the Pine Mountain trail it is called the Wolfden. By "end" I mean start your hike in from the radio tower (which is the end of the trail). There is parking here, it is $2 and works on the honor system. YOU DO NOT HAVE to HAVE a PERMIT FROM THE RANGER STATION TO HIKE, ONLY TO CAMP.
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