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Climbing Guide

Lost Wall Climbing (Chattanooga)

Lost Wall (Lafayette, Pigeon Mountain): The Lost Wall doesn’t have the length of cliffline, the height or even the rock quality to match the Tennessee Crags, but it’s still a worthwhile destination. With a number of good routes for topropers and leaders trying to hone their skills, along with some routes like Booze and Broads, add great camping, caving, and Rocktown boulders nearby, Lost Wall really becomes enticing. Lost Wall is a predominantly trad area, with single-pitch lines ranging from 40-120 feet high. Again, the rock is sandstone and not as consistent as T-Wall, is mostly good quality. Notable routes include: Steggo (5.6 toprope), Black Pig (5.8 trad), Booze and Broads (5.9+), Linda’s Corner (5.7 trad), and Roger’s Corner (5.9-).

Directions from Chattanooga: Lost Wall is located on Pigeon Mountain near Lafayette, GA. From Chattanooga take Broad Street south towards Lookout Mountain. Turn left onto Tennessee Avenue south which changes names to St. Elmo Ave. Continue south on St. Elmo Ave. crossing the TN-GA state line, at which point this road becomes GA Hwy193. Continue south on Hwy193 towards Lafayette for approximately thirty miles to the intersection with Chamberlain Road on the right and Uncle Jeds convenience store on the left. Turn right onto Chamberlain Road and continue about three miles to the entrance to Crockford-Pegeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Turn right here onto Rocky Lane and keep speed down to 20 mph or you will be ticketed. Continue on Rocky Lane almost two miles through a series of switchbacks; the pullout for the Lost Wall trail is at the fourth switchback. Park at the trail head.

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