ACC Oct Trip – Looking Glass – Oct 2nd-4th

Our next club trip will be held October 2nd-4th at Looking Glass in Brevard, NC. It is @ 3.5 hr from Atl.  Looking Glass is a trad climber’s paradise.  Well known for its big granite walls, it has both single and multi-pitch climbs with some very unique features.
We will be climbing mostly on the Sun Wall and Southside areas. While our more experienced members always graciously help with setting and cleaning routes, they are not expected to be “guides”.  The overall skill level of the group will determine what will be climbed.  Regardless of your skill level, there will be plenty of good climbing to do.

We will be fancy camping at Cherryfield Creek Campground approximately 40 min away in Brevard.  They have tent platforms, hot showers and such for $25 pp/night.  Alternatively there is free primitive camping near the trailheads.

There will not be a formal carpool, but if desired you can use [email protected] email to make your arrangements .Forecast is expected to be dry but cold mid 60- 40.

If you plan to attend please respond to this email by 9/29 with the following info.

  • If camping @ Cherryfield
  • What grade of climb are you comfortable with
  • Whether you can lead or clean a climb

This will help us set a plan where/when to meet on Saturday. Final details will be emailed next week.

 We hope to see you there!

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Sept 12th Trip Report – Lost Wall

On Saturday Sept. 12th the club kicked off the fall climbing season with a trip to Lost Wall. We had 6 climbers head up at 6:00 am and another 8 left at 7:15 am.  We had a good mix of the regulars and newer members.  We luckily avoided rain except for a few drops on the crag shed by an afternoon storm that came within earshot before moving on.  As might be expected it wasn’t the heat but the humidity that made for sweaty climbing.

While there were a couple of other climbers there we had our choice of routes all day.  The early crew already had several climbs done when the later crew arrived, so the later crew followed them down the wall finishing up on Linda’s Corner.  The routes we climbed are listed below.  The most notable leads were Christian and Sam trad leading Yellowjacket (5.7) and Sam also leading Guzzler (5.8).

We wrapped things up in the late afternoon and enjoyed some socializing in the parking lot before many of us headed back to Marietta for dinner at the The Wing Cafe & Tap House. 

We climbed a range of routes, most lead with two top roped for speed of hanging ropes.

  • Booze & Broads 5.9 T
  • Linda’s Corner5.7 T
  • Black Pig 5.8 T
  • Yellow Jacket 5.7 T
  • Guzzler 5.8 T
  • Maybe Not 5.8 T
  • Somalian Hunger 5.10a T
  • Kids Korner 5.6 T [TR’d]
  • Steggo 5.6 T [TR’d]
  • Mega Death5.10a T
  • Hidden Precious 5.9 pg13 T

See you in Oct at Looking Glass!

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ACC Trail Day – Jamestown AL – Sat Sept 26th

The Atlanta Climbing Club will be sponsoring a trail day at Jamestown in Alabama Saturday September 26 starting at 8:00 am ET (even though Jamestown is in CT).

Be sure to bring clothing and equipment appropriate for trail work: long pants, closed-toe shoes, and gloves are all essential. If you feel like bringing some basic hand tools; loppers, hand saws, machetes, mattocks and shovels can all come in handy. If you have a chainsaw and you’re willing to bring the equipment to run it safely for the morning, a couple of those might not go unused. Also remember to bring water and snacks. Stay hydrated!

By starting early we hope to have all the heavy labor knocked out before it gets too warm. Then our trail day coordinator and grill master Gary will cook up a complimentary lunch for all in attendance. We’ll be raffling off some fun goodies.

After lunch we’ll all head back up the hill to climb and shake the cobwebs off of some of those Jamestown classics. So don’t forget to bring your climbing gear! If you’re new to trad, or just new to the area, this is an excellent opportunity to learn what Jamestown has to offer.

Getting There

From Atlanta, head north on I-75 to the Rome exit (Hwy. 411/20, exit 290). Continue through Rome on GA 20 and into Alabama; about five miles past the border, turn right (north) on SR 35. Proceed on 35 past the intersection with Hwy. 68, then watch for the next major crossing, county roads 273 and 15 (you’ll see a gas station/convenience store at this corner which may or may not be in business).

Turn right on CR 15 and continue for about three miles. After passing a cemetery on the left, watch for a gravel turnoff on the left with a small street number sign (3147). Turn left here and follow this dirt/gravel road past an old stone dam on the left and through the woods until you reach a clearing for farm pasture on the left.

Look for a gated turnoff on the right and turn here, following the track through a pasture and back into the woods. Continue until this intersects with a well-defined farm road that follows the power lines. Turn left here and go through another gate, finishing at a dirt parking area at the base of the power lines. IMPORTANT: Do not leave the farm gates open! Hike up the powerline trail and watch for flagging with surveyor’s tape to indicate where the trail cuts left into the woods. Follow the flagged trail up to the cliff and turn left at the SCC kiosk.’53.8%22N+85%C2%B034’37.9%22W/@34.3982366,-85.5771711,91m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d34.398288!4d-85.577193

Any questions contact Gary Latimer 678 472-9069

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Feb 2021 Ice Climbing Trip

The Atlanta Climbing Club welcomes you to join us on an ice climbing adventure.  If you’re an experienced ice climber looking to lock in a great trip this winter or someone who always wanted to try ice climbing but never had the opportunity this is your trip. This trip is guided by Scott Perkins, a long-time supporter of the ACC.


  • Feb 17th, Wednesday: – fly in to Boston and drive to North Conway and pick up rental gear. That night we will be fitting the crampons to your boots and packing for the next day.
  • Feb 18th, Thursday – AM beginner instruction, safety, and rope systems. PM top rope climbing and practical application
  • Feb 19th, Friday – Building skills and ice screw intro and anchors
  • Feb 20th, Saturday – advanced climbing for those that want more.  If you have had your fill there is ski resort rear by or the town with ample things to do.
  • Feb 21st, Sunday – big breakfast and head home.

Areas: Crawford notch, Frankenstein cliff, Mount Washington, Cathedral ledge. To get more info check the NH ice and mixed section of mountain project or get an ice climbers guide to northern New England by Rick Wilcox

Gear notes: You will need a helmet and a harness that will fit over your cold weather clothing. It is important to know that it will likely be extremely cold and appropriate clothing is extremely important.  At a minimum you will need:

  • 2 pair of heavy weight wool base layer,
  • 1 set mid weight wool or fleece layer,
  • 2 pair expedition weight socks,
  • 2 pair athletic socks,
  • 2 pair light weight gloves,
  • 1 pair heavy weight waterproof wind proof gloves,
  • a windproof water proof shell layer,
  • a heavy weight parka,
  • insulated pants,
  • A soft-shell layer is also good to provide layering flexibility.

Your hands will thank you if you bring hand warmers.

Gear rental:

International mountain equipment ( if you need to rent technical crampons, ice axes and boots for 3 days it will cost about $255. Make reservations a head of time.

Suggested Flights:

  • Feb 17th: Delta ATL-BOS   12:58PM-3:27PM nonstop        Basic economy $201
  • Feb 21st: BOS-ATL   4:05 PM-7:08 PM nonstop


Total cost is $850 for club members and $950 for Non-members. Non-members must attend one club trip and one meeting prior to the trip.  $250 will be due at time of registration. $500 due by January 1st and the balance will be due by January 15th. Registration will close January 15th.

Refund policy:

  • If you cancel before December 1st your payments will be refunded except $100
  • If you cancel after January 1st your payment will be refunded except for $450.
  • If you can’t make it you can transfer your slot to another member

If Interested
Call Mike Cotti at 404-907-7953.

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ACC Sept Club Trip on Saturday 9/12 to Lost Wall

We decided to switch to Lost Wall as it provides more room to spread out and also offers more mid-range climbs than Griffin Falls.  

Lost Wall is in the Crockford-Pigeon WMA near Lafayette, GA approx. 2hours from Atl.  The cliff line is sandstone with a fairly easy approach and a variety of trad routes. We will probably focus on the Lost Wall section, though the Netherworld area can be accessed by following the cliff line south.

There are no restrooms or water available on site. Parking is limited, please carpool if possible.

A GA hunt or fish license is required and can be purchased online.  The fishing license is the cheapest option and also gives access to Rocktown, plus many other WMAs with hiking/mtn biking trails. Recreational Hunting, Fishing, and related licenses: Online at

Where do we meet? Saturday 9/12/20  7:15 am at Marietta park and ride. You can also meet the group directly at the event @ 9:15 EST,-84.527773MARIETTA+PARK+AND+RIDE/@33.9483111,-84.708961,10.75z

Head north on I-75 to exit #320 GA 136 (Lafayette/Resaca exit). Head west on 136 to the junction with GA 193; follow 193 into downtown Lafayette. Watch the signs and stay on 193 through a couple of turns, then continue almost three miles to the intersection with Chamberlain Road. Take a left on Chamberlain Road and continue about three miles to the entrance to Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Turn right here on Rocky Lane and keep your speed down to 20 or you will be ticketed. Continue almost two miles through a series of switchbacks; the pullout for the Lost Wall trail is at the fourth switchback.

Crag info:,-85.2618167/34.666935,-85.3708676/@34.6668251,-85.3706033,204m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!4m4!1m1!4e1!1m0!3e0

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ACC Sept Meeting (9/10) & Club Trip (9/12)

Hello fellow climbers,

               We hope you have had a good summer and are ready for a great fall of climbing. Due to the Labor Day weekend and other considerations we have both pushed the meeting back a week to 9/10 (the 2nd Thursday) from 7-9 pm, and changed the 9/12 trip destination to Lost Wall rather than Griffin Falls. The basic info for both events is below. More details on both to come later.

ACC Sept 10th Meeting at Chastain Park

The meeting will be at Chastain Park (map and address below) from 7-9 pm.  The same location as the July 4th BBQ.  We will be holding climbing challenge games with prizes.  Come join in on the fun; everyone with an interest in climbing is welcome.  This meeting will be a BYOB and also bring any food you want to eat or share.  As a reminder, no glass is allowed in the park, so all beverages need to be brought in cans. The club will be providing water but please bring a reusable water bottle so we can cut down on waste.

Chastain Memorial Park: Alex Cooley Pkwy Atlanta, GA  30327

ACC Sept 12th Club Trip now to Lost Wall

We decided to switch to Lost Wall as it provides more room to spread out and also offers more mid-range climbs than Griffin Falls.   

Lost Wall is in the Crockford-Pigeon WMA near Lafayette, GA approx. 2hours from Atl.  The cliff line is sandstone with a fairly easy approach and a variety of trad routes. We will probably focus on the Lost Wall section, though the Netherworld area can be accessed by following the cliff line south.

               There are no restrooms or water available on site. Parking is limited, please carpool if possible.

               A GA hunt or fish license is required and can be purchased online.

The fishing license is the cheapest option and also gives access to Rocktown, plus many other WMAs with hiking/mtn biking trails.

Recreational Hunting, Fishing, and related licenses: Online at

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July Club Climbing Trip to Moore’s Wall and/or Pilot Mountain – July 22-26

Come join us for some classic summer climbing. There is a wide range of climbing between Moore’s Wall and Piot Mountain so there should be something for everyone.

Moore’s Wall: Located just a short drive from Winston-Salem, Moore’s Wall is the premier climbing destination of Piedmont North Carolina. With its beautiful quartzite rock and juggy overhanging lines, Moore’s more than holds its own with other great NC areas like Looking Glass and Linville Gorge.
Moore’s offers a variety: adventurous Trad, very hard Sport, and Bouldering for all abilities.  What it does NOT offer is a place for beginners to top rope or attempt their first leads.  The Sport routs are 5.11b and above. Moore’s has 302 routes from 5.4 to 5.13a and bouldering.


Pilot Mountain: South-facing quartzite cliffs with plenty of shade. Mostly top-roping with bolts/rocks for anchors at the top (bring webbing/slings), but there is also sport/trad/mix available. Climbs vary from slab to overhanging with several roofs. Rock quality varies. Has 101 routes from 5.5 to 513a.

Pilot Mountain:

Meet up for car pool at the Indian Trail Park&Ride at 5:30 pm on Wednesday:,+/@33.9257068,-84.1729177,15.75z?hl=en&authuser=0

Hotel will be the DoubleTree outside of Winston Salem 5790 University Parkway. $87 a night.  It’s about 20 min from pilot and 30 from Moore’s wall

If you are interested in going, please text Mike Cotti 404-907-7953

Hope to see you there!

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ACC BBQ 7 pm Thurs (7/2) at Chastain Park

We are announcing our first (possibly annual) Fourth of July barbecue… that will be taking place on July 2.  If you’re planning to join us please RSVP by DMing the club on Facebook or Instagram or emailing the club directly.

In light of the Club being shut down for the virus we have decided to have a July meeting and a July club trip. Please come out and join us at Chastain Park at the pavilions (see image below) on July 2 at 7 o’clock for some barbecue. The food will be from Fox Brothers barbecue and will be provided by Cotti Construction. We are asking that everyone bring a dessert and beverage to share.

Chastain Memorial Park: Alex Cooley Pkwy Atlanta, GA  30327

As a reminder no Glass❌ is allowed in the park, so all beverages need to be brought in cans. The club will be providing water but please bring a reusable water bottle so we can cut down on waste.

The club will also be raffling off a couple of door prizes at the beginning of the meeting. Also we will be showing a short movie from the real rock series so bring whatever blankets or camp chairs you would like to sit on. we will also be discussing the July Climbing trip and we would love to have your input on where we go.

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June Trip Report Upper Leda – June 13th

On Saturday June 13th the club ventured out to Upper Leda for our first trip since our March trip.  14 members showing up for an early 6:30 am start, a few even earlier, was a clear indication folks were eager to get back outside. The cooler temps and shade made up for any loss of sleep.

Despite a couple of members taking the “scenic” trail in, we all eventually met up. The early crew already had several climbs done, and the rest of us got busy catching up. We relatively short climbs we were able to get a lot of routes done. The area was surprisingly uncrowded, and we had the place to ourselves for most of the day.

We wrapped things up mid-afternoon as the as the sun really began to broil anyone on the rock. Our post climb socializing was a bit shorter than usual, and most folks chose to head back with their respective carpools rather than go for a big group dinner.

This trip was the last club event for long time members Susan and Ian, as they are headed to Hawaii to try out the “beach life”. Always friendly and helpful, their company will be missed very much. We wish them the best of luck on their new adventure.

  • Some of the routes climbed:
    • University 5.6
    • Cumberland Blues 5.9
    • Speedway Boogie 5.7+
    • Anubis 5.7
    • OX Crack 5.8
    • Future lies Here 5.7
    • Fanfare 5.7+
    • Cracked Actor 5.10a
    • Optimus Prime 5.9+
    • Walk By Me 5.7
    • Oh So Sweet 5.10-
    • Free To Think 5.8
    • Good and Plenty 5.8
    • Margin Walker 5.11-
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ACC June Zoom Meeting and Climbing Trip are On!

June Zoom Meeting (Thursday, June 4th from 7-9 pm)

Since there are still restrictions on group meetings in public, we will hold our June meeting via Zoom on Thursday June 4th from 7-9 pm; link is below.  Among other club business topics we will discuss changes to the club schedule due to the lockdown disruption of spring climbing.

Our speaker this month is Emily Ferrall, Wildlife Conservation Technician, Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR). 

Emily will both educate us on Georgia bats and their habitats and explain how we climbers can help the GADNR with some citizen bat science.  Some Georgia bats use rock crevices and cracks, like the type rock climbers often encounter, for roosting.  The GADNR does not have the resources to climb every rock or hillside in search of these bats, so they are hoping we can help them!  Having climbers report GA bat sightings to the GADNR is a citizen science opportunity, like Colorado has done.  

June Zoom Meeting Link:  (Dial in instructions at bottom)

Reminder: The Wilderness First Aid class is planned for August.  If you have not signed up as interested, email Mike Cotti ([email protected]) to get on the list.

Emily’s contact Info:
Emily Ferrall
Wildlife Technician, Wildlife Conservation Wildlife Resources Division
(706) 557-3212 | M: (470) 606-6666  email: [email protected]
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June Climbing Trip (now June 13th to Upper Leda)

We have decided restrictions have been loosened enough we can hold a club climbing trip.  We encourage members to observe social distancing guidelines, but leave it up to the individual to decide what is right for them while respecting others.  The destination and date have been changed to Upper Leda on June 13th.  Note, the 6:30 a.m. early trip time, allowing more climbing before the afternoon heat.  With shorter climbs and more shade, this should help ease the transition back into climbing.

Leda has a great variety of sport climbs with some trad also available. There are also a wide range of grades to try out. The crag is on private land and you will have to go to the Montlake Golf Course club house to sign a waiver and pay the day-use fee of $8.75 per climber.

Date/Time: June 13, 6:30 am

Where to meet: Marietta Park/ride:,-84.527773+%28Marietta+Park+and+Ride%29

Montlake Golf Clubhouse to register: 5808 Clubhouse Dr Chattanooga, TN 37416

Upper Leda Climber’s parking lot: Head back the way you came, @ 2miles parking will be on right across from Terrace Falls Drive in a hairpin turn.

Crag info:

Dial In instructions for ACC June Meeting:

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