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AeldrinClimbed up via the walkers route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2007


A nice day to be out there! Was a little surprised that I could get popcorn and coke at the top, but decided to nibble on my carrots instead before heading down. :-)
Posted Jan 2, 2007 9:20 pm

lalpinistTouricide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2006


Impressive from the air, and the lit tree is kinda cool-looking at night. Climbed this in no time with hundreds of other people on a sunny and seventy Georgia day. There are several ways to utilize natural resources; this rock has been used for touricide.
Posted Nov 26, 2006 2:30 pm

Bam-BamHike all around and up


walked up numerous times via different sides
Posted Nov 17, 2006 5:14 am

KevinEldonMultiple ascents  Sucess!


I've walked up Stone Mountain several times. The best time to go is on the 4th of July. On a clear night you can see most of the fireworks displays in the city and enjoy the fireworks for the Stone Mountain park.
Posted Nov 13, 2006 1:31 am

mountainluverRe: Multiple ascents
(Kevin said) >> "The best time to go is on the 4th of July"

As of 2009, the summit trail is closed at 8 PM, and the mountain swept by rangers. I drove an hour from Acworth with my wife and son to sit atop the summit and see all the firework displays in the Atlanta area only to discover that such an activity will no longer be possible. It seems that every year the adventureous amoungst us are shut out in the name of "safety". Soon, we'll need permits to leave the house...
Posted Jul 6, 2009 12:31 pm

slick858Beautiful Fog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2001


The Clouds and fog were settled and it made for the coolest experience on top. If your in town, dont miss this little rock.
Posted Nov 7, 2006 6:12 pm

rematoreStone Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006


With Jon B., Lauren, and Lisa.
Posted Oct 29, 2006 6:40 am

Don NelsenMy first eastern peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2006

Don Nelsen

I was in Atlanta for a trade show so thought I'd try to find something to climb and this looked like the best bet. I took Marta (the light rail transit system) as far east as I could and ran the remaining 7 1/2 miles to the peak. I've gained a new respect for people living in this hot and humid climate! Wow - what a workout! Interesting monolith and a fine adventure. My first "mountain" climbed east of the Mississippi and my first county high point in the east as well. (BTW, entering the park from the west side there is no entrance fee.)
Posted Aug 26, 2006 10:15 pm

TheBootfitterSometime in Summer 1998  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1998


Hiked up with a good friend on a very warm day. We brought lots of water and went for a swim afterward.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 6:01 pm

KyndKlimberGrateful....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2006


Grateful i am to have lived in Lilburn in 1993. I've bagged this sucker at least a dozen times. And contiue to bag it when i visit my father thats climbs it once a week!
Posted Apr 16, 2006 2:23 pm

unclehudTraining ...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2006


Was my summit attempt successful? Yes. Just follow the yellow line to the top and don't have a heart attack; you'll be successful, too!
Posted Mar 12, 2006 4:04 pm

Zac FinleyHome town mountain

Zac Finley

I have lived my whole life in Lilburn, Georgia, my house only being a 10 minute drive from the park. I've probably climbed Stone Mountain at least 25 times in my life. I can't even remember my first climb. I probably was just able to walk. My parents have photos of me sitting at the top at the age two. At twenty now, I don't find the climb up as appealing as I used to, but still make it up there at least once a year. When I do climb it nowadays, I usually start just before sunset. This eliminates most of the crowds, and makes for an interesting time at the top, especially during the famous laser show the park puts on nightly during the summer. For those who don't know, a show of multicolored lasers are plastered on the carving side of the mountain creating pictures and such that goes along with music for about 15 minutes at night. Besides the hike up, this is probably the park's biggest attraction. Anywho, watching the show from the top can be fun. You can bearly hear the blaring music, the lasers are being shot right below you, and the fireworks go off either below you or right in front of your face. Just sitting atop the mountain with hardly anyone around on a clear, warm, Atlanta night makes for the most enjoyment for me personally.
Posted Feb 23, 2006 8:09 pm

Joseph ClaghornRoute Climbed: Main Route Date Climbed: Several Times  Sucess!

Joseph Claghorn

A true natural wonder turned into a monument of all that's wrong with the South. The Ku Klux Klan's second founding was here in 1915, and they were involved in the design, financing and construction of the carving. Until fairly recently, the Klan had a permanant easement on the property to hold meetings and cross burnings whenever they pleased - the state has since removed the easement.
Posted Jan 20, 2006 11:58 am

iamaclimberRoute Climbed: Marked Trail Date Climbed: June 1958  Sucess!


A great short climb anytime you are in the Park. I have climbed to the top at least a dozen times. It is always wortwile, even in the clouds
Posted Jan 20, 2006 10:45 am

KoohnavardDate Climbed: February 2004  Sucess!


Went to an Indian Pow-Wow here and hit the summit too. Great day.
Posted Jan 16, 2006 12:52 pm

Mike NRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: All year  Sucess!

Mike N

About 800 vertical feet of humping a pack up and down, with a water fountain at the bottom! Great way to train with great views of Atlanta. I've always wondered why this state will not open this place up for rock climbing?
Posted Nov 17, 2005 10:02 pm

Dow WilliamsRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 1980's  Sucess!

Dow Williams

Ran up and down for training purposes with my young daughters on my back. They and I both have fond memories of Stone Mountain. It did not take long for us to move to the North Georgia Mts from the city of Atlanta (and eventually out west). But this mountain is an incredible reprieve from the hustle and bustle of 4 million people. Cheers!
Posted Jun 25, 2005 9:02 pm

mekwiseRoute Climbed: Walk Up Date Climbed: May 23, 2005 (most recently)  Sucess!


Great place for training hikes. Fill a pack up, head over and do a couple of laps.
Posted May 23, 2005 6:52 pm

NewnanRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 1989?`  Sucess!


Probably my first summit. Dad took me here sometimes when I was little.
Posted Mar 22, 2005 11:48 am

Michael CroffordDate Climbed: Many Times  Sucess!

Michael Crofford

Great place in Atlanta to condition and train for bigger mountains. I recommend jogging up and walking down. I agree with Bob the over-commercialization of the place is annoying to say the least. If you want a little more peacful hike you can walk around the backside of the mountain (the side facing SSE about 150degrees). Keep in mind there is a line painted onto the mountain that your not supposed to cross. This side is considerably steeper than the normal walkup trail, but its practically desserted and is a neat area to explore. Just be sure to abide by the park regulations.
Posted Sep 10, 2004 4:51 pm

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