Not-So-Extreme Sports - Summer Guide - Atlanta Magazine

Not-So-Extreme Sports

Need to burn off some steam? Here are some adrenaline-filled places where you can bounce, climb, and cover each other with paint.



Stone Summit Climbing & Fitness Center Billed as the largest climbing gym in the country, Stone Summit has rope climbing and bouldering for beginners and pros. Working with a belay partner—or using one of eight available auto-belays—adults and kids can climb walls twenty-five to sixty feet high. Or there’s bouldering—climbing without a rope—for adults and kids over sixteen. Younger kids can tackle less intimidating rock climbing walls. Day passes are $13 kids, $15 adults; prices are higher for assisted climbs. All ages. 3701 Presidential Parkway, 678-720-9882,

Sky Zone Atlanta Indoor Trampoline Park Let your kids literally bounce off the walls here with 32,000 square feet filled with more than 100 trampolines. Bouncers are often separated into different areas by age and height, but younger kids might feel less intimidated on weekdays or weekend mornings. Jump times come in half-hour increments, with a thirty-minute minimum; prices start at $9, which includes shoe rental. All ages. 560 Old Peachtree Road, Suwanee, 678-745-9900, sky­

Paintball Atlanta Like Call of Duty come to life, this popular facility caters to the beginner and intermediate paintball crowds. There are always referees on the course and nine different fields with varying terrains. Prices start at $40 for half-day play, which includes cost of paint and equipment rental. Eleven and up. 11060 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell, 770-594-0912,

Treetop Quest This treetop obstacle course has six levels of sky-high challenges including zip lines, swinging bridges, jumps, and swings. There’s a course especially for four- to six-year-olds and one that’s family-friendly for age seven and up. Everyone’s strapped in with a harness, carabiner, and pulley. Daredevils can rise as high as fifty-five feet off the ground. Kids $19 to $39, adults $45 for 2.5 hours. 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford, 770-670-9908,

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