Sunset Rock (TRAD)

Sunset Rock, tucked into into a northwest facing bluff on Lookout Mountain, is the grandmother of traditional climbing in the Southeastern U.S.

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A part of Lookout Mountain Battlefield in Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, it is highly respected and protected by the local climbing community and the National Park Service as place of historical significance.

Because of it's northwestern facing cliff, Sunset offers a cool, shady place to climb during the spring summer and fall, but in winter can get a bit brisk.

To protect access for climbers and also the mountain's historical inegrity, please respect and obey all of the NPS climbing regulations for Sunset Rock.

The best place to park is Lookout Mountain Battlefield's Cravens House.

Southeastern Climbers Coalition Sunset Rock Information
Roots Rated Sunset Rock Information

Activity type
Traditional "TRAD" climbing with some set top rope anchors. DO NOT ANCHOR TO TREES. No sport climbing anchors.

Related Activities
Day hiking, trail running

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Craven's House Parking Area
7.5 miles | 17 minutes

GPS Coordinates (Cravens House Parking Lot)
35.013496, -85.341629

Google Map to Craven's House

Dates | Hours
6 a.m. Eastern Time to sunset. Strictly enforced.

Number Of Routes
100+ Some routes are permanently closed to climbing.

In Case of Emergency
Dial 911
Point Park Visitor Center (423) 821-7786

No. Nearest camping is at Cloudland Canyon State Park or Raccoon Mtn. Caverns and Campground

Contact Informaton
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Point Park Visitors Center
(423) 821-7786

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Sunset Rock (TRAD)