Land Manager: US Forest Service
Area Rep: Sam Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org, (706) 599-9864
Currahee Mountain, made popular by famous television miniseries, Band of Brothers, hosts a decent amount of good quality, granite routes. If you like 5.10-5.11 sport climbing, sun soaked slab, and easy top rope setup, then Currahee is a great destination. There are also a number of boulders, and a smattering of trad problems. What Currahee lacks in quality and quantity, it makes up for in easy access. Currahee and the surrounding Lake Russel WMA not only offers rock climbing, but also hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and gravel biking.
Currahee has historically been known for the large amounts of graffiti that have littered the cliffs. In 2015, SCC worked with local climbers and the US Forest Service to begin cleaning graffiti from the cliffs. Over the course of a few years, we’ve helped erase thousands of graffiti tags and tons of trash. SCC will continue to work with the park to remove the graffiti as it appears and keep the park clean.
Currahee can be accessed two ways. You can drive up to the summit, or park at the bottom and hike up roughly a mile . The summit can be accessed by Currahee Mountain Rd, which branches off of Dicks Hill Parkway. You can park at the top, near the towers. Currahee Mountain Rd is gravel and can become rough during the rainy season. Also, beware of vandalism when parking here. The preferred climber’s access can be found in an old gravel pull through owned by Stephen’s County, now used by Georgia Power to access a power cut. It is off of Homer Highway (184), just South of Mountain Sweet Honey, at the base of the mountain.
What to Expect
Curahee Mountain is a small cliff that overlooks the valley near Toccoa in northeast Georgia. The area provides easy access to a variety of good routes. The site features four areas. The Brick Wall, a shaded wall with good top rope access, good bolts, and a trad route. The Small Wall that lives up to its name, featuring only 4 routes. The Slab Wall also lives up to its name, boasting a plethora of awesome slab routes with spars bolting. Last there is The Buzzard Wall a medium sized wall with anchor access and 10 routes. The routes on Currahee are a mixture of sport and top rope, with very few trad routes. Some of the sport routes have to be lead before they can be set up with a top rope.
- No overnight parking: Currahee is closed from 10:30pm-6:00am
- Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a leash.
- Leave No Trace: Keep this area beautiful and clean. Clean up after yourselves, your peers, and your pets. Lead by example and pick it up on the first pass.
- All US Forest Service rules and regulations apply.
No camping Currahee. However, the surrounding Lake Russeell WMA has a plethora of drin in campsites that are free to stay at.
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