Best Atlanta Rock Climbing Experiences for Families
Rock climbing in Atlanta is a great indoor activity that challenges bodies and minds that families with younger or older children can do together! These Atlanta rock climbing gyms are great places to get started with special programs for kids.
Located in Suwanee, youth climbing classes start at age 4, but beginners can just walk in for first instruction and climb time. The Adrenaline Climbing Youth Team, for kids ages 7-17, holds four weekly coached practices throughout the school year. A day pass is $14; gear rental is extra.
Escalade has locations in Kennesaw and Peachtree City, and offers classes for beginners, along with parties and spring/summer camps. The Kennesaw location offers a family-themed climbing area called Climbtopia with 10 different challenges for ages 5 and older. Homeschooler alert! Every third Thursday is Homeschool Day, with discounted rates, equipment and guide included.
With locations in Kennesaw, Atlanta (near Mercer University) and Midtown, Stone Summit is accessible to most of the metro area. Gear rental includes a harness, belay device, shoes and chalk bag with chalk to keep sweaty hands dry. Kids 12 and older can take a belay class to learn self-sufficient climbing or a bouldering class. Summer camps, birthday parties and youth team programs are all available.
Kids ages 7-12 can visit for after-school climb times with a guide at this location on DeKalb Avenue in Candler Park-Atlanta. A youth climbing team meets twice a week to train on bouldering and rope climbing. Beginner classes and staff belay appointments require reservations, and summer camps and birthday parties are available, too. Friday nights after 6 p.m., any child under 18 or with a valid student ID can climb for just $9.
– Dalia Faupel