After nearly 25 years of serving the Atlanta climbing community, Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing Gym is now closed.

After nearly 25 years, Atlanta Rocks! Closed

After nearly a quarter century of helping climbers scale new heights, Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing Gym closed its doors, for the final time, at 6 pm on December 31, 2018.

Our customers, employees, and youth climbing team have, for decades, been part of our DNA and it’s hard to imagine our lives without the gym. But, in the end, the quickening pace of redevelopment of nearby commercial/industrial properties to higher uses, and the uncertainties and rising costs that come with such redevelopment, signaled to us that the time was right to retire from this market.

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(Closed 6 pm, December 31, 2018)

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Climb-On…Until We Meet Again Gala

After nearly a quarter of a century of indoor climbing at Atlanta Rocks!, here are some photos of our closing Gala which was held on Saturday, December 29, 2018! For more photos, please check out the Atlanta Rocks! Facebook page!

Our heartfelt thanks to the Atlanta climbing community for their support these many years. It makes us very gratified to see our efforts result in so many positive life experiences and growth for those who worked for us and attended our events! Atlanta Rocks! was so much more than a business to us. Take care, until we meet again...

 

Winnie Family Favorite Awards!

We are pleased to announce Atlanta Rocks! has received from Winnie.com two awards:

National Best Indoor Entertainment Award and Atlanta's Best Birthday Party Venue Award.

Thank you Winnie and all our great customers for recognizing Atlanta Rocks! as one of your favorites.

To view their website, please go here.

How rock climbing can help overcome fear and depression-CNN

We are pleased that CNN photographed and shot video at Atlanta Rocks! Click here to view the story.

Walls Are Meant For Climbing

Atlanta Rocks! partnered with The North Face for Global Climbing Day (Recap below):

"A big congratulations and sincere thank you to everyone who took part in Global Climbing Day this past August. We had over 40,000 participants join us around the world to take part in this movement. Our goal was to grow, expand, and diversify the climbing community; on August 18 we had 210 gyms activate in over 20 countries across the globe to bring climbers, experienced and new, together to share the values of inclusivity and community that we all find through the sport of climbing.

"None of this would have been possible without your support and enthusiasm. Through the countless photos and recaps we have seen of the day, it’s incredibly clear that we are all part of a powerful global community. Check out the hashtags #climbwalls and #wallsaremeantforclimbing, along with the attached deck that includes a snapshot of some of the activations from Global Climbing Day.

"Again, thank you for joining us for Global Climbing Day 2018! We look forward to working with you in the future."

Mike Ferris
Senior Director-Global Brand Management
The North Face

Rich Grey RIP

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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.


Photos above are from Richard Grey's Memorial Service at Atlanta Rocks! on April 10, 2018.


If you would like to view or download a copy of Grey's memorial program, please click 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.

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.

Right From The Heart TV Commercial

Whether you are religious or not, there are some positive messages in this TV commercial shot at Atlanta Rocks!

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

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Atlanta Rocks!
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