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2018 Atlanta Rocks! Summer Camp Schedule

For information on Atlanta Rocks! Summer Camps, please go here. To download Atlanta Rocks! 2018 Summer Camps Brochure, please click here.

2018 Summer Camp Schedule

Session 1 — 6/25 - 6/29
Session 2 — 7/9 - 7/13
Session 3 — 7/23 - 7/27

Rich Grey RIP

Richard DeSayles Grey, 59, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and a long-time resident of Atlanta, Georgia, passed peacefully on March 18, 2018 after a battle with cancer. To call Grey a renaissance man would be an understatement, for he assembled a resume of skills and hobbies that set him apart from all but a few.

First and foremost, Grey was a teacher and he loved to share his passions with others. Having mastered flying and rock climbing, Grey delighted in helping others excel in those challenging endeavors. Although he claimed to have a fear of heights, Grey logged more than 2,000 hours of flight time as an FAA certified flight instructor, teaching pilots to navigate the skies safely through Aviation Career Enrichment (ACE). As a veteran rock climbing instructor, Grey taught thousands of beginners to climb and belay safely during his 22 years at Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing.

As if those pursuits weren’t enough, Grey was an avid skateboarder with a dozen skateboards to his name. On those rare occasions when his feet remained on the ground, Grey loved to build model airplanes and trains, enjoyed photography and grew vegetables in his garden. He also loved talking with people in far-away places on his HAM radio.

Richard DeSayles Grey was preceded in death by his mother Johnnie Blye Wilson. He is survived by his cousins Cathy Crawford, Carolyn Creagh, Veronica McCovery, all of Mobile, Alabama, Lynette McCoy of Maricopa, Arizona, along with countless friends he met along the way.

Grey was laid to rest — adorned in his flight jacket and aviator’s cap — next to his beloved mother at Mitchell Cemetery in Blandon Springs, Alabama on March 24, 2018. A Celebration of Grey's life will be held at Atlanta Rocks!, 1019A Collier Road, NW, Atlanta, GA, on April 10, 2018 at 7 pm.

Atlanta Rocks and ACE will be donating money to offset the cost of a headstone for Rich. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Marjorie Perry at (404) 822-7674.

Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year to all! We hope that your resolutions include training harder and freeing your mind for specific goals and achieving them! Climb On!

Best Self Magazine-Best of 2017 Award

Atlanta Rocks! is pleased to have received, Best Self Magazine's Best of 2017 Award for "Best Place for Kids' Fitness." View all the winners in their December 2017/January 2018 Digital Edition here.

VoyageATL Story

VoyageATL Magazine writes about the hidden gems of Atlanta and the surrounding areas – from the best restaurants and nightspots to the best places to shop or get your yoga on. Atlanta Rocks! is pleased to have been chosen for a recent interview (Greg Perry & David Turrentine) which you can read here.

30 Best Birthday Party Spots In Atlanta For Kids

Atlanta Rocks! is pleased to be recognized as one of the 30 best birthday party spots in Atlanta for kids by MommyNearest.com! Atlanta Rocks! has been the host of thousands of birthday parties since we opened 22 years ago and we pride ourselves on making them all special. Please call us (404.351.3009) to find out more information on our parties or to schedule yours today. You can see all of the selections and read the full article here.

’17-’18 Atlanta Rocks! Youth Climbing Team

Congratulations to the following '17-'18 Atlanta Rocks! Youth Climbing Team Members...

Margaret Anderson
Emma Bussey
Fisher Calme
Lida Collins
Emma Conrey
Krislynn Davis
Issac Eichnlaub
Grey Eikhoff
Ronan Ezell
Sean Glennon
Katherine Hennessy
Robbie Kane
Avi Kaplan
Neve Mills
David Montoya
Zoe Schroeder
Ben Straley
Alexander Swann
Olivia Teague
Audrey Tomko
Flora Tyler
Livvie Usey
Mathes Vaughan
Ella Watkins
Jack Wirtz
Stella Wirtz

Coaches

Sam Goodkind & Kristen Rusher


For more information on the Atlanta Rocks! Youth Climbing Team, please go here.

7 Active Rainy Day Adventures in Atlanta

Thank you to Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau for highlighting Atlanta Rocks! as one of seven active rainy day adventures in Atlanta! in their story here.

Short introductory climbing video shot at Atlanta Rocks! by our friends at Brown's Guides.

Climbing Hold

Important! — To provide you the best climbing experience possible, if you do not know how to belay, please call us for reservations (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.

An Atlanta Rocks! Waiver of Liability Agreement is required of all climbers. If the climber is under 18, it must be signed by their parent or legal guardian. Download waiver here.

Daily Rates (no staff assistance, if you know how to belay) — $15

Boulder Day Rate (no harnessed climbing of any type) — $10

Power Lunch Special (no staff assistance) — Monday-Friday, 11 am-2 pm — Climbing $10 / Bouldering $5

Quick Climb (no reservation, or previous climbing experience, required) — Six climbs on our auto-belays $15.

Novice Climb (reservation required, no experience necessary) — Includes approximately one staff member for every six climbers, harness rental and climbing shoes. Space is limited, so please call for reservations. A non-refundable deposit is required $25.

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Hours

Monday-Friday — 11 am-10 pm
Saturday — 12 pm-8 pm
Sunday — 12 pm-6 pm

Holiday Hours

July 4 — Closed
Thanksgiving Eve — 11 am-6 pm
Thanksgiving — Closed
Christmas Eve — 12 pm-6 pm
Christmas — Closed
New Year's Eve — 12 pm-6 pm
New Year's Day — Closed

Location / Phone

1019 Collier Rd NW, Ste A
Atlanta, GA 30318

404-351-3009