Tap into your inner Everest conquerer with the hundreds of climbing stations, from beginner to advanced, in the Southeast's most popular indoor climbing gym. You'll be scaling skyscrapers in no time.
It's been scientifically proven that spending an afternoon or evening doing something a little different, learning something new, and feeling like a kid again will increase the level of fun in your life by 100%. So they might still be working out the exact numbers on that research, but it still holds true: learning to master something as awesome as, say, rock climbing is going to be way more fun than another Netflix night. And Atlanta Rocks! might just be the best place in the whole wide Southeast to do it.
Since 1995, Atlanta Rocks! has been teaching newbies and pros alike (or, as General Manager David phrases it, "kids of all ages") the fine art of scaling rock walls and scuttling over boulders as the first big indoor climbing facility in the Southeast. What started as a place to train hardcore climbers quickly turned into a source of entertainment and weekend fun for folks who've never set foot near a climbing wall in their life. And whether you're there with friends, on a date, or just trying it out for yourself, it's easy to see why the climbing at Atlanta Rocks! took off. It's not just the awesome facilities with walls ranging from beginner to advanced. And it's not just the benefits you'll see from a session of hoisting yourself skyward. Here, it's all about collaboration and teamwork (we suppose you could think of it as the ultimate trust fall) in a safe, educational environment that's definitely not short on fun.
If the hundreds of climbing stations and the urge to seek higher ground are calling out to you but you haven't actively climbed anything since your childhood tree-climbing days, there's a station for you—and, with this Handpicked offer (if you so choose), an in-depth introductory workshop that will explain basic climbing techniques, knots, belaying, climbing signals and the proper use of harnesses and other climbing equipment. You'll be well on your way to tapping your inner Everest conquerer and you can refine those skills with a month's membership. If you'd rather cut to the chase, you can opt for a two-hour climbing session for two, which would make a pretty sweet date (hey, I'd be impressed). Whichever path you choose, the 12,000-square foot gym boasts hundreds of climbing stations for every level, whether you're as agile as an ibex or you're more of a slow-and-steady, sure-footed Grand Canyon mule. Either way, you can certainly expect to have fun, get a little taste of adrenaline, enjoy something different from dinner-and-a-movie night, and maybe even feel like a tree-climbing nine-year-old again. You'll be scaling the side of the Bank of America building in no time. [Ahem: we do not recommend this.]