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Active Climbing

665 Barber Street

About Us

Located in a renovated old ice house in the heart of Athens, Georgia, Active Climbing is glad to bring you one of the coolest places around. With state of the art climbing walls plus one of the best birthday party rooms in the Southeast, Active Climbing is sure to be your next addiction. Check out some photos of our gym & climbers!

Active Climbing is Athens' first indoor climbing gym, and one of the best in the region. We are dedicated to bouldering, indoor rock climbing, fitness, birthday parties and much much more! Come explore and have fun on spectacular bouldering routes, up to 20 feet high, with forms that will blow you away, and terrain you'll only find at Pro Competitions.

The facilities also feature 20-foot tall roped walls (both lead and top rope), a 40-foot long roof traverse, soon to be exercise and training equipment and padded flooring with plenty of crash pads (more than enough to cure you from being afraid of falling!)


Katharine Miele

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
I just am so spoiled by my other experiences. I have climbed at multiple climbing gyms in multiple countries. And I just absolutely love climbing. This one does not fall super high on my list. But I am grateful that it’s here. I wish they stayed open a little later- I feel like 10 would be a good time. As this is the only climbing gym in the area, it’s a good option. It’s mostly bouldering so lots of very technical climbs and lots of problems in the v2v3 range and I’ve seen some v8v9. The only real negative is that the holds need a serious update. A lot of them are very glassy or greasy. And you slip off like I’ve never experienced before. I’ve only been here during the summer - and boy is it humid in Georgia. But I hope it will be better in the winter (which I feel like is weird to say about an indoor climbing gym) but please update your holds!!!!

Meghan Green

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
We took our kids there and they absolutely loved it! I also visited the Jazzercise Studio in the same building. Jackie is a fantastic instructor and so friendly! I would definitely go back for climbing and Jazzercise!

David Slaton

Saturday, May 5, 2018
First time going, Had an awesome time and the staff was very friendly and helpful. My 19,15, and 7 year old loved it. Will most definitely come back again.

Tressie Kaufman

Monday, June 4, 2018
Good sized place. I appreciate that they have a separate area for kids. I may have gone on a week that the routes just were done bad or what, but I really didn’t enjoy this place at all. My bf and I are active climbers and have climbed for about 4 years now. We found the “ratings” for routes were awkward. I asked the csr how they number them and he made it apparent that it’s standard numbering. No a route is a 1or a 2 a 3 or a 4, not this 1/2 3/4 5/6 etc ... put the true rates. Their holds are probably about 10+ years old with very little variety and all need a real good cleaning. The amount of build up in them was actually a bit disgusting. Over I did not enjoy their “made up” routes. They also lack coordination in true outdoor routes and natural body movement. I understand challenges but these were just too ridiculous to enjoy. Lastly, they expect you to know that the purple holds on the route will out of no where switch to black routes... most the routes were hard to follow with your own eyes. Overall I feel it’s lack of knowledge. I read all the great reviews, I may have gone on a bad week, who knows. Based on my experience, I may return to give it another go. For children, I can see this place be wonderful for sure thus why I gave 2 stars, but not a place for experienced climbers. The CSR was nice and was good at his job. Prices were good :) Biggest Suggestions: clean your holds and get new ones, stop advertising belay and top rope since it’s only for kids basically, use actual route rates since yours is sooooo far from actual standard.

Melanie Paulson

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Was invited to a birthday party. Staff was amazing and we enjoyed our time.

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