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Climbing Guide

Stone Fort Boulders (Chattanooga)

Stone Fort, aka Little Rock City (Soddy Daisy, Mowbray Mountain): This is quite possibly one of the best venues for bouldering in the United States. This area has been closed to the public for most of its history, but with efforts of the Southeastern Climbers Coalition ( and area locals this beautiful boulder field is now open on a pay as you go basis ($3/climber/day). Please visit the SCC website listed above for additional rules and to complete the required waiver prior to visiting, or simply visit the club house near the parking lot to register and pay. Notable problems again are too many to list, but classics include Storming the Castle (V1), Truth is Stranger (V2), South America (V3), TriStar (V4), Genghis Khan (V5), The Hulk (V6), Celestial Mechanics (V7), Space (V8), Psychosomatic (V9), Biggie Shorty (V10), The Law (V11), and The Shield (V12).

Directions from Chattanooga: Take 27 N to the Thrasher Pike Exit. Take a left on Thrasher Pike and then a right on Dayton Pike. In 0.7 miles turn left onto Montlake Road. At the top of the mountain take a right onto the first Brow Lake Road. Look for the Montlake Golf Club parking area and Clubhouse. Park in the “Climber Parking”.

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