Allenbrook

This small cliff is in the town of Roswell, a northern suburb of Atlanta. From Atlanta, take I-85 North out of the city. Stay in the right-hand lane and exit off onto Highway 400 North, following signs for Roswell. (This is a $.50 tollroad). Follow Highway 400 to the Northridge exit (exit #6). This exit loops around and deadends into Roswell Road (State Route 9). Turn right and drive approximately two miles, crossing the Chattahoochee River. Look for a gravel driveway on the right about 300 yards past the river, across from an apartment complex. Turn in and park at a gate. The trail to the cliff leads down through the back lawn of Allenbrook Mansion. Scamper down and left to reach the base.

To get there from I-75 North, exit off Windy Hill Road and bear hard right onto Interstate North Parkway. Cross Powers Ferry Road and continue one mile to the Recreation Area entrance on the left, just before the Chattahoochee River. After parking, follow the gravel running trail for about 200 yards to where it makes a jog to the right. A faint trail leads up and left into the woods, in the vicinity of a pair of steel pullup bars. The cliff and the handcrack should be obvious.