Rock climbing has been one of the most popular outdoor adventure sports for years, but a funny thing happened about 30 years ago as the sport moved indoors. Indoor rock climbing in some way, shape or form can be found in just about every city in the United States, including all parts of Atlanta. While not everyone has a mountain to climb, an indoor rock wall can be placed in just about every building with a high ceiling. There are many gyms dedicated to indoor rock climbing, and it proves to be great exercise for enthusiasts. It’s also less dangerous and teaches not only climbing skills, but also how to best use your muscles to improve dexterity and problem solving techniques.
Atlanta Rocks! Intown
1019 Collier Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Spacious and inviting would be two good words to describe what Atlanta Rocks on Collier Road is all about. The staff at Atlanta Rocks wants you to feel comfortable and at home, even if you are a first time climber. Try a “quick climb” option for as low as $15, or stay for the entire day. Atlanta Rocks will take care of your family or entire group with a fun and positive atmosphere. Come out and climb indoors.
Adrenaline Climbing Gym
460 Brogdon Road, Suite 100
Suwanee, GA 30024
Adrenaline Climbing is family owned, and climbers are all part of the family here. Safety is the top concern here. And with a huge facility, it may take a second to get your bearings, but once you do, it’s the most fun you can have climbing anywhere in the area. Open seven days per week, Adrenaline has professional and experienced coaches who will take time and get you up to speed on safe indoor climbing. Climbing routes at Adrenaline are color-coded and easy to recognize. Routes change from time to time to freshen things up, but one thing that doesn’t change is the ideal indoor climbing environment you will find.
Escalade Rock Climbing Gym
3694 Kennesaw S. Industrial Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Escalade Rock Climbing Gym in Kennesaw has something for every climber. Guided tours for beginners are popular as opportunities for kids and the entire family. Climbing is safe, and classes are offered for those that want to expand their knowledge. Day passes and memberships are offered at different levels. Serious and frequent climbers can also prepay for the entire year.
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Wall Crawler Rock Club
1522 Dekalb Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307
Right in the heart of Atlanta, you will find the Wall Crawler Rock Club and 8,800 square feet of indoor rock climbing fun in the city. For 16 years, Wall Crawler has offered new and experienced climbing enthusiasts a gym that has it all. This is a safe environment that offers kids programs and memberships for climbers of all levels. Wall Crawler is a great place to hold your birthday party or a company team building exercise. Student day passes are sold for Friday nights, and Wednesday night is Ladies’ Night.
Stone Summit Climbing And Fitness Center
3701 Presidential Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30341
Stone Summit Climbing and Fitness sets out on a mission to combine indoor climbing with fitness. With a great space and an experienced staff, that mission has been accomplished. Stone Summit offers memberships to frequent climbers as well as punch and day passes so you can try out the facilities. There are lessons and camps for those wanting to improve their skills, but you can also self climb. Stone Summit also offers yoga, Pilates and abs classes.
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