Land Manager: Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA, Georgia DNR
Area Rep: Brad Holroyd, [email protected]
Zahnd is another great bouldering area (163-acres) that you will find along Lookout Mountain in northwest Georgia. On a busy day when there are 50 cars in the parking lot at Rocktown, there may be only a few at Zahnd. Yes the climbing is not as primo and the area is smaller than Rocktown, but there is more than enough sweet southern sandstone to keep your interest for a few days.
A hunting or fishing license is required to visit any area within the WMA (Lost Wall, Rocktown, Zahnd). You can buy daily or annual licenses. The best option for climbers include the hunting, fishing or annual lands pass. All licenses include camping.
Crockford-Pigeon Mountain (Rocktown, Lost Wall, and Zahnd) have announced their 2018 hunting closure dates:
No climbing is allowed during these dates.
What to Expect
Zahnd is characterized by grey rock with neat features and texture. A good portion of the crag has conglomerate pebble so it is not as friendly as Horsepens and Rocktown but is still worthy of a visit. A short 5 minute walk from the parking pull off puts you in a small warmup area and the start of the small cliffline. Zahnd is home to several classic lines such as The Wave, Razors Edge and Harvest Moon.
- 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.
- Dogs on a leash are welcome
- All Georgia DNR and WMA rules apply
- No camping in the parking lot
- All visitors must obtain a hunting or fishing license
- No climbing during posted hunting closures
There is no camping at Zahnd, but Rocktown is a short drive away.