Land Manager: GA State Parks
Area Rep: Position open
Shaking Rock is a small state park in the middle of the small town of Lexington, Georgia and about 45 minutes out of Athens. This area is named for a huge rock that can be shaken by the force of your hand. A quick survey of the bouldering area will seem very much similar to Boat Rock, in Atlanta. Large, egg-shaped granite boulders, some stacked on top of each other. It’s not nearly as big as most bouldering areas, and most of the rocks are considerably small, however, there is some quality stuff.
What to Expect
Shaking Rock has been described before as ‘Boat Rock without the texture’, a very fitting title. For the most part the granite looks and feels like boat rock. Many of the problems are short, with tricky mantles. There aren’t hundreds of rocks, but the ones that are there are super-concentrated, all within a stone’s throw. You can boulder all day without putting your pad on your back, or even taking your shoes off. There are enough boulders however to keep you busy for a day or two
- The park closes at dark
- 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.