The Boulders on Old Wauhatchie Pike is a bouldering area owned and managed by Lookout Mountain Conservancy (LMC), a nationally recognized local land trust in Chattanooga, TN. Situated next to Chattanooga’s St. Elmo neighborhood, it offers quality bouldering at all grades, right at the base of Lookout Mountain in the great outdoor city of Chattanooga. Super easy access and the closest rock to town make it a great place to go after work, with family and kids, or to simply get in full session with friends.


Park at the John C. Wilson park on Cumming Highway and hike up the hill to the boulders.

What to Expect

There are currently 5 boulders open to climbing (as of 10/30/2017), all within earshot of each other: The Slide, Bulge, Turtle, Edge, and the big one, The Cliffhanger. More boulders are planned for opening in the future as work on trails and landing areas is completed. Please respect any temporary closures as work is in progress.

Access notes

  • Please follow all posted rules
  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Do not climb on boulders that have not been opened by LMC. They are working to build out all the boulders over time
  • Do not block trails. Mountain bikers and hikers use the trails
  • Be courteous of the neighbors and keep noise to a minimum


No camping at Boulders at Old Wauhatchie


There is no guidebook for the area. You can find further information on Mountain Project.