Cheaha Mountain Climber's Log

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osatrik - Jun 29, 2009 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Dec 12, 1986

SHP # 16 of 49 completed  Sucess!

My entire family visited this state highpoint as part of our family quest for them during the period Sept 1985 to September 1987. This was number 16 of my 49 state high points with Vanessa, and number 5 for Hillary and Holly.

adventurebug - Mar 25, 2009 6:33 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2008

AL  Sucess!

Nice tower!


rlawson - Mar 1, 2009 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009

Mt. Cheaha 50k  Sucess!

Bagged this during the Mt. Cheaha 50k.


maddie77777 - Feb 17, 2009 11:12 am Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009

I underestimated this one  Sucess!

We hiked from Cheaha Lake, and you gain about 1,000 feet of elevation in 1/4 mile, which was surprising. I like that they've made such a big deal out of the whole area, even if it is pretty commercialized. #16 for me.


mlandau3 - Jul 20, 2008 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Surprising Place  Sucess!

The summit tower was ok, abut the walks out to Bald Ledge and Pulpit Rock were very cool.


skinnywhitecomic - Jul 12, 2008 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

#2!  Sucess!

A couple friends and I went to AL for the day, just to get this one. Great trip, and pretty easy hike. #2 down!

Patrick B

Patrick B - Jun 30, 2008 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Driving  Sucess!

Unfortunatly there are no routes leading to the summit so we had to drive but I did get to go to the summit. I wish they didn't put observation towers on the summit. Anyways, climbed the some of the cliffs on the Lake Trail. tons of fun.


kavak - Jun 27, 2008 10:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1985

Auto Mountaineering  Sucess!

I drove up to the top with my wife and 4 year old son. We had just arrived in Atlanta and this was the first thing we did before heading toward the eastern seaboard.


Ilafan - Jun 25, 2008 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008

Jimmy Stewart's HP  Sucess!

I really liked the old Depression era tower. Climbing up the stairs reminded me of the scenes from the tower in Hitchcock's masterpiece Vertigo.


Tracy - Jun 8, 2008 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

23rd state highpoint  Sucess!

Beautiful sunny morning and I was the only one at the tower. Hazy in the distance. I found a benchmark in a rock on the west side of the building, but it was a secondary marker.


highlandvillager - May 26, 2008 6:59 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2008

Nice views  Sucess!

After starting down the wrong trail from the lake, I finally found the trailhead for the Lake Trail at a different spot than shown on the map. I stopped to enjoy the views from the Rock Garden, then wandered in circles searching for the unmarked Rock Garden trail, which led to the cabins. Then I bushwacked up to the top because there is apparently no trail. A correct trail map, better marking for the Rock Garden trail, and a summit trail would be nice, but I enjoyed hiking there anyway. HP10


TiogaBradford - Apr 29, 2008 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008

Round 2  Sucess!

Climbed it a second time, from Cheaha Lake again. This time I had the privilege of climbing it with my brother. Its always nice to have some quality company for a hike!


tioga - Apr 14, 2008 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008

Rock Gardens!  Sucess!

Climbed via the Cheaha Lake Trail and spent quite a while at the Rock Garden. Beautiful area! Most would probably assume that there is nothing like this in Alabama. The summit itself was anticlimatic, but the mountain itself is impressive for this state. It was a great day for climbing.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007




TiogaBradford - Jan 12, 2008 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2008

Surprisingly Beautiful  Sucess!

Climbed up from Cheaha Lake to the Rock Gardens, and then found the top by following a myriad of roads to the highpoint. The best part was the view from the Rock Gardens...a surprisingly beautiful view, and I had it mostly to myself. 7th highpoint, I think.


Redwic - Dec 29, 2007 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2007

Very Enjoyable!!!  Sucess!

The Observation Tower was worth the drive to this State Highpoint. Beautiful weather, gorgeous views. I met a couple of highpointers from Georgia, and talked with them for a while.
Minor highpointing milestone: This was my 10th State Highpoint reached.


weeds19 - Dec 24, 2007 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2002

Constructing  Sucess!

There was construction going on all around the summit, but they let me sneak in and tag the highest point. A nice area.


tacoturner - Mar 19, 2007 1:09 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2007

Route Climbed: Road. By Car. Date Climbed: March 16, 2007  Sucess!

Drove up Friday and hiked and bouldered around Bald Rock (after making the obligatory stop at the highpoint), then watched the sunset at Pulpit Rock. Completely alone on the trails (refreshingly). Was joined by co-workers after making camp in the lower primitive camping. BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. In the morning hiked into the rock gardens and rappelled and climbed until sunset on Saturday. The absolute best weekend I've in the last 9 month of living in Alabama.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2002

HP #29  Sucess!

Chea.. what??
Took a while to find it...
We wouldn't be able to understand the english the local were speaking...!!


rkrevald - Mar 10, 2007 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2007

Number Five!  Sucess!

My dog Spanky and I nail number five! In a little over a month we've hit a full 10% of the nation's state summits. (The easy ones actually) Read all about it at

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