Thrill of the climb
by Sally Litchfield
June 26, 2014 10:59 PM | 2039 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Emma Hunt, 11, is one of the more advanced indoor rock climbers who competes on a regular basis. Her father, Keith Hunt, co-owns Escalade Indoor Rock Climbing in Kennesaw. This particular wall is an inverted 45-degree angle and is one of the more difficult walls to climb. <br> Staff/Jeff Stanton
Emma Hunt, 11, is one of the more advanced indoor rock climbers who competes on a regular basis. Her father, Keith Hunt, co-owns Escalade Indoor Rock Climbing in Kennesaw. This particular wall is an inverted 45-degree angle and is one of the more difficult walls to climb.
Staff/Jeff Stanton
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Tabitha Entrekin, top, and Courtney Smith, perform on aerial silks at the Escalade Indoor Rock Climbing Gym in Kennesaw. The facility has the aerial silks available along with 16 rock climbing walls.
Tabitha Entrekin, top, and Courtney Smith, perform on aerial silks at the Escalade Indoor Rock Climbing Gym in Kennesaw. The facility has the aerial silks available along with 16 rock climbing walls.
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Climb to new heights this weekend. Go to Escalade Indoor Rock Climbing Gym for family fun.

Escalade Indoor Rock Climbing Gym has something for everyone.

“For novice climbers, we provide everything you need to get started in the world of rock climbing with no experience required,” said Keith Hunt, co-owner of Escalade. “Our hands-on guide staff will help you get started quickly and safely so you can experience the thrill of making it all the way to the top,”

“For more experienced climbers, Escalade has everything they need to help them sharpen their skills. Escalade offers two-story bouldering with 80 feet of continuous roof climbing, a 30-foot chimney climb and the largest campus work-out wall in the Southeast,” the Woodstock resident said.

“People enjoy coming to Escalade because it’s fun,” Hunt said.

The friendly staff and laidback atmosphere appeals to everyone. “We have a world class climbing facility, but it’s the people and the atmosphere that keep people coming back. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always happy to help newcomers acclimate to the sport. Plus, with our hands-on Climbing Guides and our Auto-Belays systems we make it very easy for everyone to get climbing up the walls quickly and safely,” he said.

The family activity is in a league of its own.

“There are few sports where every member of the family can participate in at the same time. Children and parents get a sense of excitement and accomplishment from their very first climb. Unlike many active sports, there’s no ‘learning hump’ to cross before it really becomes fun. No experience is necessary and everyone can climb at their own pace,” he said.

“As a family owned and operated business, we take great pride in providing the best climbing experience possible. Everyone at Escalade strives to provide a safe and fun environment for everyone to experience the thrill of indoor rock climbing,” Hunt said.

Escalade Indoor Rock Climbing Gym is at 3694 Kennesaw South Industrial Dr, Suite B, Kennesaw. For more information, visit escaladegym.com or call (770) 794-1575.

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