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Boat Rock

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About Boat Rock:

This area is in the middle of a subdivision in an Atlanta suburb. Do NOT climb on boulders that are in people's back yards. Only climb on the boulders in this guide and the boulders further down the dirt road past the swamp.

The boulders are granite and can be very hard on the fingers and toe rubber. Lots of slab and balance climbing. There are a few really good overhung problems, including "Titanic V7" which is super classic.

***WARNING*** Many cars have been broken into while in the Boat Rock parking lot. Make your own decisions regarding how you want to combat this but many windows have been smashed, and people have found that NOTHING is safe in the vehicle (most recently maps, jumper cables, etc.)

Boat Rock is open sunup to sundown. Climbing after dark risks getting ticketed.

Nearest town or city: Atlanta
Directions: From Atlanta:
Go I-20 west and get off at the first exit west of I-285 #49 Fulton Industrial Blvd and turn left (south).

For the shortcut, turn left on Baker's Ferry Rd (right after the Shell station) 3.7 miles from the freeway. It will dead end into Boat Rock road, and the parking lot will be just on your left.

For the harder to miss route, go 4.4 miles and turn left onto Boat Rock Rd at the small traffic light. As you drive you will see a small house on your right with a huge boulder right behind it. Just after this is a small gravel parking lot on your right and you can't miss the trailhead which begins at the kiosk.

Latitude, Longitude:
Access Issues:
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Week

Forum Discussions (15 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Comedy Tickets Found MAG53 0 May 29 2012, 8:41 PM
No Replies Topo Needed R_Crowder 0 Jan 20 2012, 12:37 AM
With Replies Keep boat rock clean bigredscowboy 6 Mar 15 2011, 11:59 AM
With Replies Truck Stolen hiproglo 1 Apr 24 2010, 12:37 AM
With Replies Car Broken Into Toney 10 Dec 21 2009, 1:42 AM
No Replies Lost Wallet johnwesely 0 Jul 11 2009, 10:48 PM
With Replies Georgia Tech Couple? gerglenroc 1 Mar 12 2009, 7:19 PM
With Replies Updated Boat Rock Topo Valarc 1 Feb 21 2010, 4:14 PM
With Replies What's up with the "new" cracks? jrox 3 Apr 07 2007, 1:28 AM
With Replies New boulders across the street opened. jrox 1 Feb 22 2007, 5:09 PM
No Replies Bad news.... fobnicat 0 Apr 30 2006, 6:06 PM
With Replies boatrock rating clausti 7 Jan 13 2005, 2:17 AM
No Replies Article on Boat Rock and Boskoff polarwid 0 Mar 31 2004, 9:49 PM
With Replies Car Broken Into @ Boat Rock deke 18 Jan 07 2007, 4:34 AM
No Replies Boat Rock fund raiser: "Don't Take it for Granite" loinclothman 0 Jun 16 2003, 5:12 PM