Zahnd Natural Area (Bouldering)

Nestled atop Lookout Mountain in Georgia, only 45 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, rests a wonderful assortment of fine grained sandstone boulders ranging from vertical slabs and textured slopers to cavernous overhangs.


Zahnd boasts many established classics in the V0-V10 range, as well as plenty of unsolved problems and projects, mostly in the moderate range.

Parking will be found on the right side of the road, southbound on HWY 157, just after mile marker 6.
The boulders are a short hike from the parking lot.


This area is OPEN to climbers with a Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass (GORP) year round, sunrise to sunset.
During hunting season it is open to climbers 10am to sunset.

Public land borders have been marked by orange flagging tape in many areas. Do not go onto private land without permission.

Online Resources for Zahnd
Southeastern Climbers Coalition

Activity type

Activity Difficulty
Grades V0-V8 and up…Slabs, slopers, jugs, crimps, proud lines, lowballs, traverses, overhangs you name it Zahnd has something for everyone to enjoy,including families.

Related Activities
Wildlife viewing,hiking,bow hunting

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga (downtown Chattanooga)
34 miles | 49 minutes

GPS Coordinates
34.655006, -85.469672

Google Map

Dates | Hours
Sunrise to sunset year round
10am to sunset during bow hunting season

Rest Rooms
No, please Leave No Trace

Public Camping
No, the closest public camping is at Rock Town

Yes on a leash at all times

In Case of Emergency
Walker County, Georgia

Contact Information
Georgia Department of Natural Resources,
Wildlife Resources Division
2592 Floyd Springs Road,
Armuchee, GA 30105

Georgia DNR Website

Zahnd Natural Area (Bouldering)