IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to provide you the best climbing experience, if you do not know how to belay, please call us for reservations at 404-351-3009. We will be happy to discuss all your climbing options, based upon your experience, at that time. With a reservation, no experience is necessary.
Atlanta Rocks! Intown
Atlanta Rocks! is the most popular indoor rock climbing gym in the Southeast, featuring more than 12,000 square feet of professionally-designed, seamless climbing surface. With more than 50 top-rope stations, crazy overhanging lead routes, and hundreds of climbs, Atlanta Rocks! has plenty of challenging routes for climbers of all skill levels. Atlanta Rocks! friendly atmosphere and helpful staff will keep you coming back for more! Conveniently located two miles north of downtown, Atlanta Rocks! is just a short hop from Midtown Atlanta’s awesome restaurants and nightlife...just in case you feel the urge to unwind after you get your rock time in.
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Atlanta Rocks! is a proud sponsor of the Southeastern Climbers Coalition
The Southeastern Climbers Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving climbing access in the Southeast. They started in 1993 when a group of climbers banded together to help out with ongoing access issues at Sunset Rock, atop Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The group had positive results from the start and went on to sponsor cleanups and trail days of climbing areas, raise money to purchase land and to keep climbing areas open for future generations. SCC volunteers are climbers from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolin,a and the Ozarks who have joined forces to resolve local climbing access issues. The Southeastern Climbers Coalition aims to provide an ongoing means for climbers throughout the area to come together and respond effectively to access threats to crags, as well as the impacts of increasing use.
Media CoverageStory about Kate McGinnis, a neonatal intensive care nurse, who climbs at Atlanta Rocks published in the AJC's Pulse [here]. Ludacris mentions Atlanta Rocks! in Atlanta's Business Chronicle's Fall '08 Living in Atlanta. View the story [here]. Where (Atlanta) August '08 Magazine featured Atlanta Rocks! in its 30 Things We Love About Atlanta story. View the story [here]. Atlanta Rocks! won Nick's Parents Connect '08 Parents' Picks for Best Day Camp. Go here to view its website. Brides Atlanta '08 Fall/Winter magazine featured Atlanta Rocks! in an article entitled, A Better Bachlor Party. View the story [here]. Fodor's trave guide Around Atlanta With Kids, features Atlanta Rocks! View the story [here]. And, Atlanta Rocks! was featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution's November 19, 2008 My Favorite Workout. View the story [here].
Rock Climbing – A New National Sport?
Get this, there are a bunch of Frisbee dog (aka Disc Dog) folks over at Skyhoundz who are trying to get Congress to ditch baseball in favor of Frisbee dogging as the new national pastime for the U.S. of A. It’s right there in black and white on the home page of their website. We say, hold on just a minute! Now we aren’t saying that disc dogs aren’t fun to watch and all, but really, if America is going to get a new national sport, it should be rock climbing.
As far as we here at Atlanta Rocks! can tell, no other country counts rock climbing as their national sport. Now, you know that once we start talking about it, those “Frenchies” will jump right in there and try and steal it away from us. They will argue that they have good wine, good food, and a whole bunch of soft white limestone to climb on. We will respond that limestone is all well and good for those with delicate fingers, but you aren’t a real climber until you’re bleeding anyway. And speaking of bleeding, where in France can you find carnivorous granite like we have in Joshua Tree, or ultra-long big wall extravaganzas like El Capitan and Half Dome? Honestly, we’ve got the Gunks, Eldorado Canyon and the Flat Irons for crying out loud. Don’t even get us started about the T-Wall, Looking Glass, The Red River Gorge, and Sand Rock (well, maybe not Sand Rock). Anyway, if you can’t pronounce it, you shouldn’t be climbing it.
So, we rest our case. If any sport should be a National Sport, it should be rock climbing, and if any country should claim it, it’s America.
Now, let’s sing out from the mountain tops and get this done! Email your elected representative and help keep the dogs in the dog parks where they belong.