The best bouldering east of the Mississippi is at Stone Fort Bouldering. Climbers travel from across the globe to get their hands on these problems. Stone Fort is the preeminent event of the annual Triple Crown Bouldering Series competition, eagerly anticipated by climbers worldwide.  See for more information about the annual event.

Please keep our beloved boulder field as beautiful as you found it: pack out what you pack in.  Climbers have designated parking at the Montlake Golf Clubhouse. Please register inside and remember that rates and hours may vary by season. Chalk, guidebook, crash pad rentals, snacks, drinks, and other essentials are available at the clubhouse.

The cost for bouldering is $8.75 per day including tax. Crash pads are also available for rental in the clubhouse. For a detailed guide to Stone Fort Boulder problems, purchase your copy of Stone Fort Bouldering by Andy Wellman from the clubhouse.

“…one of the best days of our time in Chatt was our day dedicated to Stone Fort.”Shannon Davis, Climbing Magazine
Extraordinary sandstone and primo lines, plus a never-ending variety of problems brings challenge to all skill levels.  Many climbers are making the permanent move to Chattanooga to enjoy outdoor rock climbing on a regular basis.  Stone Fort alone has nearly 700 problems, and is a favorite of locals and out-of-towners alike.

Why Climbers Love Stone Fort Bouldering

  • Climbing Magazine

    Read how Climbing Magazine honors Stone Fort and Chattanooga: READ ARTICLE HERE

  • Roots Rated

    Roots Rated says Stone Fort is one of the best bouldering destinations in the Southeast: READ ARTICLE HERE

  • The Mountain Project

    The Mountain Project reviews specific problems: READ ARTICLE HERE

Chattanooga Vacationers Love Stone Fort Bouldering


Climb It

No vacation to Chattanooga is truly complete without a visit to Stone Fort Bouldering. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can experience some of the finest natural formations at Stone Fort, where you can touch and climb sandstone boulders under a canopy of shade trees in tranquil, natural surroundings.


Live It

Just 20 minutes from downtown, you’ll find the entrance to the boulder field is visible from the parking lot- making it the most easily accessible outdoor adventure in Chattanooga. The relatively short hike through Stone Fort is perfect to get a taste of hiking in Tennessee in a short amount of time, and observe firsthand why Chattanooga is home to some of the most dedicated athletes you’ll find anywhere.


Love It

While outdoor climbing season is traditionally in the cooler months, climbers can be found year-round at Stone Fort.

For a full day enjoying the best of Chattanooga outdoors, after Stone Fort add a hike at the famous Cumberland Trail. Or in hotter months, add swimming at Blue Hole, the local favorite:

Call (423) 332-3111 for more information about Stone Fort Bouldering.