New Atlanta Gym to Focus on Community and Cultural Diversity

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The Overlook will offer more than 7,000 square feet of climbing, on walls of varying sizes and angles. All photos courtesy of The Overlook
Inside the new Atlanta bouldering gym The Overlook
Soon to be the first bouldering gym on the West Side of Atlanta, The Overlook will offer more than 7,000 square feet of climbing, on walls of varying sizes and angles. All photos courtesy of The Overlook

The Overlook
Atlanta, Georgia

Specs: 19,000-square-foot bouldering gym will feature 7,300 square feet of climbable surface—with walls ranging from 14.5 to 15.5 feet high (and overhanging angles varying up to 60 degrees). Additional amenities will include climbing classes, yoga classes, and weightlifting equipment. Gym programming will include fitness classes, designated attendance time slots, and special events for the BIPOC, LGBTQ, Non-Binary, Femme, and West End communities in Atlanta, as well as programs designed for area youth and disabled climbers, according to the gym’s owners.

 

The owners also note that The Overlook will be the first bouldering gym on the West Side of Atlanta, and the only gym located along the Atlanta BeltLine. The facility, surrounded by breweries, restaurants, and specialty shops, is a refurbished warehouse and is part of the Lee + White development in Atlanta.

New routes at The Overlook in Atlanta
According to the gym’s Instagram account, The Overlook recently had nearly 200 climbs already setup—in preparation for its upcoming grand opening.

Walls: Walltopia
Flooring: Climbmat
CRM Software: Rock Gym Pro
Website: overlookclimbing.com
Instagram: @climbtheoverlook

In Their Words: The following statement was provided to CBJ from Seth Burrow and Levi Blinson, Owners of The Overlook:

The Overlook was founded on three principles: Climbing, Community, and Connection.

CLIMBING: At The Overlook, we love to climb and we live to climb, and we are dedicated to making climbing accessible to everyone. Be it a first-timer or a seasoned pro, we want every person who walks through our doors to experience our enthusiasm for the sport through both our knowledgeable staff and our welcoming environment.

Overhanging terrain at The Overlook
“We are dedicated to making climbing accessible to everyone,” say The Overlook’s owners.

COMMUNITY: While climbing is the foundation of The Overlook, community is the heart as people are the key to everything we do. From our staff to our gym members, we strive to create and maintain an all-inclusive environment where members of The Overlook community are empowered to use their individual strengths to achieve collective goals. We treat each other and our customers as though we are serving our family or friends, and we respect and embrace one another’s unique talents and differences. Our hope is to be an inviting, people-driven gym, where folks come together not only to climb, but to enjoy the social energy that goes with it.

CONNECTION: Through our passion for climbing and our focus on community, we endeavor to connect people through our excellence in: route setting, instructional programs, creative group programs, community outreach, and safety management. We want The Overlook to be a place where people connect to self as well as to others, and where Atlanta’s beautifully diverse cultures come together as one.