Ponce & Peachtree - September 2018

Ponce & Peachtree Covering Peachtree, Piedmont, Virginia Highland, Morningside, Little Five Points, & Grant Park • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Previously Ponce Press and Midtown Messenger Volume 28, No. 9 • SEPTEMBER 2018 Perfect Midtown Escape At McClatchey Park I call them “pocket parks” and they are almost always a perfect escape from hectic city life. One of the most charming in Atlanta is the cozy McClatchey Park in historic Ansley Park. The suburban paradise of Ansley Park for Atlanta’s wealthy was named for developer Edwin Ansley and began its life in 1904. It slowly grew over several decades. By 1930, it was essentially complete with a network of winding streets lined by homes which were often designed by Atlanta’s leading architects. For many years, it was also the home of the Governor’s Mansion before the current one was built in Buckhead. Climbing at Stone Summit When people think of rock climbing or bouldering, they immediately assume “outside”. However, due to the creation of the Stone Summit Climbing & Fitness Centers, indoor-climbing has never been more accessible. With three locations in *Midtown, North Atlanta, and Kennesaw, climbers of all ages and levels are welcome to experience a climb. For first time visitors, a safety-orientation is provided which takes patrons through belay climbing and the boul- dering rooms. Belay climbing or “belaying” is when a climber uses a rope and harness to climb up the rocks. Bouldering is without the ropes or harness and is usually of lower heights. Active-climber Joshua Quinn explains, “Climbing facilitates a mindfulness that most people associate with Yoga. It uses your entire body, not only testing your strength, but also your flexibility and problem-solving skills.” The North Atlanta and Kennesaw Climbing Gyms also allow for Lead-Climbing, which allows experience climb- ers to clip themselves in as their climb up the walls. Yet, whether you are new to climbing or have years of experience it is never a dull moment at Stone Summit. So grab a chalk-bag and rock on! *Note the Midtown Location provides Bouldering-Only –Becki White Continued on page 4