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Climbing Guide

Sunset Rock Climbing (Chattanooga)

Sunset Rock (Lookout Mountain): Located on the west brow of Lookout Mountain, in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park, Sunset is considered the birthplace of the Chattanooga climbing scene. Many of the earliest climbing developers cut their teeth and pushed the difficulty boundaries on the bullet hard white and orange sandstone of Sunset Park. Once you visit this area you’ll know why; friendly approach, beautiful vistas, and miles of quality sandstone make for incredible days of traditional or toprope climbing. Notable routes include Scream Wall (10a/b), Rusty’s Crack (10a/b), Alpha Omega (10b), Prisoner of Zenda (11a/b), The Prow (11c/d), Jennifer’s World (12a/b), and Bills Route (8).

Directions from Chattanooga: Take Broad St. south toward Lookout Mountain. Follow Broad St. until it turns into Cummings Hwy. Continue on Cummings Hwy until left turn onto Scenic Hwy. Take Scenic Hwy for approx. 4 miles to the crest of the mountain, through a flashing light, to a fork in the road. Bear right onto W. Brow Rd. Parking lot will be on the left within 1.5 miles. Note: Parking is extremely limited and is strictly enforced. If the lot is full, continue to the Point Park ranger station, which has additional parking for about ten cars.

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