Skip to Content

Routes : North America : United States : North Carolina : Central : Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain State Park

RSS FeedClick on "Routes" to subscribe to a RSS feed of all new routes added to this category. Click on "Ascents" for a RSS feed of all new ascents recorded in this category. Routes | Ascents

About Stone Mountain State Park:

Stone Mountain has some of the best friction climbing anywhere - a 600 foot granite dome. Although there are some moderate routes, they can be intimidating due to the featureless nature of the rock and the exposure. A rebolting project in the late 90s by the Carolina Climbers Coalition and the state Park Service replaced all the original bolts and established solid rap stations on most routes.
Nearest town or city: Elkin
Directions: (From Charlotte, NC) Take I-77N past Statesville to Exit 83 (US 21). Follow 21 north until you see a sign for the park and take a left onto Traphill Road (NC 1002). Follow this road for several miles until you come to the John P. Frank Parkway on the right which will take you into the park. Park gates open at 8 a.m.; closing time varies by season. Continue past the park office for a mile or two, passing the north face of the mountain on your left, until you come to a parking lot on the left. From the parking lot, take the trail following the signs to the Hutchinson Homestead. After passing the homestead, cross the large meadow on your left (the rock face will be very visible at this point) to the base of the climbs. Fill out a climber permit at the kiosk before climbing.
Latitude, Longitude: 36.39174, -81.04507
Access Issues: Rock Climbing Closing Times: Nov-Feb 5:30 Mar-Oct 6:30 Apri, May, Sept 7:30 June-Aug 8:30 No climbing when it rains
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Spring Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Month

Topo Images

Great Arch
Great Arch
No route specified

Most Recent Photos (See all 117 photos)

No route specified No route specified Captain Crunch
Father Knows Best
Great Arch

Forum Discussions (See all 22 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Guide Services gprice9347 0 Mar 27 2018, 6:28 PM
With Replies Stone Mountain Bouldering Mhleitch 1 Jun 24 2013, 2:49 PM
With Replies Coming to Stone Mountain Apr / May paborden 1 Apr 03 2012, 9:32 PM
No Replies Left gear at Stone Mtn. chotoken 0 Oct 21 2011, 7:16 PM
With Replies Found gear at Stone Mtn. chotoken 8 Jun 30 2011, 3:45 PM
With Replies Stone Mountain Climbing Hours ncrockclimber 9 Jun 23 2011, 7:43 PM
With Replies North Face TJGoSurf 6 May 15 2009, 4:17 PM
With Replies Private Campground at Stone Mountain NC hansolo 5 Dec 16 2009, 2:29 AM
With Replies Getting to Tree Ledge! mike_devildog 5 Oct 08 2008, 2:41 PM
With Replies Stone Mt NC Rappel with one 70M rope? cordata 24 Jun 03 2008, 9:49 AM
With Replies Stone Mountain, NC - Rack? Guidebook? trenchdigger 20 Mar 26 2007, 8:20 PM
With Replies yellow jacket nest on the tree ledge at the base of the Arch jambnet 3 Apr 02 2011, 2:40 AM
With Replies Stone Mountain NC Great Arch/Son of Sam Adventure hasher 1 May 18 2013, 1:50 AM
With Replies What happened to the kiosk at Stone Mt NC? cordata 1 Jan 07 2007, 5:04 AM
With Replies The girdle traverse @ Stone Mountain, NC euphoriagtrst 9 May 31 2007, 7:05 PM