A Springlake Townhome and Atlanta Rocks!
770 Springlake Lane is located just a short distance from Atlanta Rocks!, one of Atlanta’s favorite attractions. This beautiful townhouse is fully renovated and ready for a new homeowner. We interviewed David Turrentine, the General Manager of Atlanta Rocks! to get the scoop on climbing in the city.
But first, you’ve got to check out this house.
Not just your typical townhouse. With a two-car garage and 4 bedrooms, this home is more than meets the eye.
Come on in!!!
Awesome foyer. Love the way it’s decorated.
This living room looks like something that screenwriter, Nora Ephron would’ve dreamed up. Look at some of her houses in this post in one of our favorite blogs, Hooked on Houses.
The dining room is big enough to fit a real dining room table like this beautiful one. Don’t miss the study in the background.
The kitchen is state-of-the-art. Look at the stainless steel appliances and shining cabinetry.
The back porch is a lovely place to enjoy breakfast or for some comfy patio furniture.
Guest room number 1!
The way this kid’s room is decorated is adorable.
Now, for our favorite rock climbing gym north of Springlake Lane. Back in March when we posted our 101 Cheap Things to Do in Atlanta this Summer article, no one was more helpful then Atlanta Rocks!, a rock climbing gym nestled off of Collier Road right before the intersection of Defoors Ferry. We wanted to give them a little blog time for all of their help and hear about their experience in the area. Here’s our interview with David Turrentine, native Atlantan, General Manager and rock climber for life.
Q: How do guys like being located off of Collier Road?
A: We love it here! This September we will be celebrating our 13th Anniversary in the neighborhood.
Q: Do you have to have a partner to go climbing?
A: Not at all! You can take our intro class solo if you like. You can also try out our autobelay devices or boulder (low climbing without ropes) if you don’t have a partner. Climbing is a great social activity and if you don’t have a partner, we’ll help you find one so you can explore the gym fully and reach new heights!
Q: What would you say to someone who’s never been climbing before?
A: Atlanta Rocks! offers a Novice Climb program for those with no previous climbing experience if you just want to try it out. Our staff will show you a safe, fun, and exciting time. And, if you’d like to learn the basics of indoor rock climbing, we hold beginner classes daily with our Intro to Gym Climbing Class.
Q: How long have you been climbing? Where did you start climbing?
A: I went on my first outdoor climb while I was involved with the Boy Scouts (well before Atlanta Rocks! opened its climbing gym in Atlanta). A few years later, a friend of mine took me to “Boat Rock” a popular outdoor bouldering area on the outskirts of Atlanta.
Q: What made you choose Atlanta for a climbing gym?
A: The south has always been great for climbing, and we felt there was a need for an Indoor facility in Atlanta, so in 1994 Atlanta Rocks! opened our Doraville facility to the public. Our Intown location opened in 1999.
Q: Do you climb outside of the gym? Where can people climb actual rocks in Atlanta?
A: Yes. Locally, there are some interesting places to climb outdoors. Within a few hours of Atlanta Rocks! there is great climbing in North Georgia, Alabama. Tennesee, N.Carolina, and Kentucky. Check out the Atlanta Rocks! website for the details on climbing areas near Atlanta.
Q: Why is climbing more than just a form of exercise?
A: Socially Atlanta Rocks! offers a place to meet like-minded folks of all ages who want to challenge their bodies and minds — and have fun doing it! It’s a unique venue for first dates, birthday parties, team building, education, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, etc.
Q: What kind of programs do you offer for children?
A: Our “Novice Climb” program is for kids of ALL ages, though kids 5 and over seem to be most ready to learn to climb with confidence. Atlanta Rocks! also has a great “Family Night” climbing option which lets the family participate together in a safe, affordable, fun activity for both the kids and the parents! We also host a Summer Camp for ages 8-16 (we have 2 sessions left!) In the school year, we offer an after school climbing special as well.
Q: What sets you apart from other climbing gyms in Atlanta?
A: Atlanta Rocks! was the first indoor climbing gym in Atlanta. We opened our doors to the public in 1994. Since then, we’ve taught tens of thousands of people to climb safely. We pride ourselves on our welcoming atmosphere and first-rate customer service. Atlanta Rocks! is the friendliest climbing gym in Atlanta! We have more than 50-top ropes, realistic rock walls, and you never have to wait to try your favorite climb.
Come by our Open House at 770 Springlake Lane this Sunday, July 15th from 2:00-4:00, and then swing by Atlanta Rocks! afterwards.
Check out our other Atlanta real estate blog posts on other Atlanta homes we have for sale and things going on in Atlanta.
Article by: Lindley Knight