Rocktown Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The Rocktown Trail leads to a sprawling jumble of rock formations that offer some of the finest bouldering in the Southeast, with problems that range in difficulty from V0 to V8. Even those who don’t climb will find Rocktown fascinating, because it seems as if you’re walking through a village ruin where ancients lived among houses of sandstone. Heightening the effect are narrow alleys with steep walls that snake between boulders some 30 feet high. The hike to the Rocktown boulder field is brief, but pleasant, as ferns and hardwoods surround the path. Once you reach the boulders you’ll find that the rocks have eroded in curious ways—some with scooped out, round pockets, others with vertical furrows that make the rock face appear like rows of bones. The lower portions of some boulders have eroded more quickly than their tops, so some appear to be balanced precariously, defying gravity by not toppling. In the Rocktown labyrinth, you will also find arêtes and an overhanging roof."
--Marcus Woolf, Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press).
Sign in/up to upload photos.