Climbing Summer Camp

I photographed Adrenaline Climbing’s Kid Zone Summer Camp for a Three of a Kind photo feature for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The camp teaches kids six to 12 how to climb on their indoor climbing wall at their facility in Suwanee. Twice during the summer, instructors take the climbers on a field trip to Currahee Mountain in Toccoa to climb part of the 1,700 foot mountain.

Jackson Kelley, Olivia Kelley, Riley Jackson, Cason Arocho and Aidan Owens try on climbing shoes at Adrenaline Climbing in Suwanee before leaving for a field trip to climb Currahee Mountain in Taccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Carabiners are arranged on the floor before the summer camp climbers leave for Currahee Mountain in Taccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Currahee Mountain in Toccoa stands a little over 1,700 feet above sea level and is a popular spot for climbers.

 

Trey Johanson-Smith talks to her climbers before heading down the trail to the slab wall at Currahee Mountain in Taccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Trey Johanson-Smith talks to her climbers before heading down the trail to the slab wall at Currahee Mountain in Taccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Trey Johanson-Smith loads a rope sack into the arms of Sam Jackson and his sister Riley before heading to the trail on the top of Currahee Mountain in Taccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Riley Jackson and Taylor Vick lead the climbers from Adrenaline Climbing's Kid Zone Summer Camp down the trail to the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

The top of Currahee Mountain stands a little of 1,700 feet above sea level.

 

Trey Johanson-Smith reviews safety rules with her climbers before heading further down the trail to the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Erica Centurioni holds Cason Arocho's hand as they travel the trail leading to the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Owen Rogers scrambles down a small rock face along the trail to the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Fractures in one of the boulders along the trail to the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa.

 

Riley Jackson (right) scrambles up a boulder at Currahee Mountain in Toccoa as her brother Sam, Jack Landrey and Aidan Owens spot her on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The group is part of the Kid Zone Summer Camp associated with Adrenaline Climbing located in Suwanee. Twice during the ten week summer camp, climbers are taken on an outdoor field trip to apply the skills they have learned while at camp.

 

Jackson Kelley pulls himself up a boulder at Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Kelley and 11 other children from the Kid Zone Summer Camp associated with Adrenaline Climbing located in Suwanee made the trip from the metro area to the mountain. Twice during the ten week summer camp, climbers are taken on an outdoor field trip to apply the skills they have learned while at camp.

 

Jack Landrey nears the top of one of the boulders at Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Riley Jackson (right) scrambles up a boulder at Currahee Mountain in Toccoa as her brother Sam, Jack Landrey and Aidan Owens spot her on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The group is part of the Kid Zone Summer Camp associated with Adrenaline Climbing located in Suwanee. Twice during the ten week summer camp, climbers are taken on an outdoor field trip to apply the skills they have learned while at camp.

 

A lizard suns itself on one of the boulders at Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Owen Rogers, Griffey McKinney, Jack Landrey, Sam Jackson and Jackson Kelley wait their turn to climb down to the base of the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Cason Arocho (left) makes his way down a gulley to the base of the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa as Trey Johanson-Smith guides his way on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Johanson-Smith led the field trip to the mountain as part of Adrenaline Climbing's Kid Zone Summer Camp. The Suwanee-based ten week camp takes two field trips that lets campers apply the skills they have learned while at camp.

 

Campers from Adrenaline Climbing's Kid Zone Summer Camp sit at the base of the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa before climbing the All I want is a Pepsi and Deprived Child routes on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Jackson Kelley and the other 11 climbers from Adrenaline Climbing's Kid Zone Summer Camp start to put on their harnesses before climbing the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Climbing rope stretches 70 feet to the top of the Deprived Child route along the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Trey Johanson-Smith helps secure Sam Jackson's harness before ascending the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Johanson-Smith led the field trip to the mountain as part of Adrenaline Climbing's Kid Zone Summer Camp. The Suwanee-based ten week camp takes two field trips from the metro area to the mountain that lets climbers apply the skills they have learned while at camp.

 

Alexandria Robins helps secure Owen Rogers' harness before ascending the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa as Trey Johanson-Smith reviews climbing safety rules with her campers on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Johanson-Smith led the field trip to the mountain as part of Adrenaline Climbing's Kid Zone Summer Camp. The Suwanee-based ten week camp takes two field trips from the metro area to the mountain that lets climbers apply the skills they have learned while at camp.

 

Trey Johanson-Smith attaches the climbing rope to Jackson Kelley's harness at Currahee Mountain on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Alexandria Robins applies tension to the climbing rope as she belays for Jackson Kelley while he climbs the Deprived Child route up the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Allie Beck looks down as she climbs the 70 foot All I Want is a Pepsi route up the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Beck is part of the Kid Zone Summer Camp associated with Adrenaline Climbing located in Suwanee. Twice during the ten week summer camp, climbers are taken on an outdoor field trip to apply the skills they have learned while at camp.

 

Alexandria Robins (right) applies tension to the climbing rope as she belays for Jackson Kelley while he climbs the Deprived Child route up the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Robins, Kelley and a group of 11 other climbers are part of the Kid Zone Summer Camp associated with Adrenaline Climbing located in Suwanee. Twice during the ten week summer camp, climbers are taken on an outdoor field trip to apply the skills they have learned while at camp.

 

Jackson Kelley makes his way up the Deprived Child route along the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Kelley is part of Adrenaline Climbing's Kid Zone Summer Camp. Based in Suwanee, the 10 week camp takes two field trips to the mountain that allows climbers to apply the skills they have learned.

 

Allie Beck climbs the 70 foot All I Want is a Pepsi route up the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Beck is part of the Kid Zone Summer Camp associated with Adrenaline Climbing located in Suwanee. Twice during the ten week summer camp, climbers are taken on an outdoor field trip to apply the skills they have learned while at camp.

 

Jackson Kelley makes his way up the Deprived Child route along the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Aidan Owens reaches the top of the Deprived Child route along the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

Jackson Kelley makes his way up the Deprived Child route along the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

 

The Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain is a popular spot

 

Taylor Vick reaches the top after climbing the 70 foot All I Want is a Pepsi route along the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The field trip to Currahee was part of Adrenaline Climbing's Kid Zone Summer Camp. The Suwanee-based ten week camp takes two field trips to the mountain that lets climbers apply the skills they have learned while at camp.

 

Cason Arocho climbs the All I Want is a Pepsi route along the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The field trip to the mountain was part of Adrenaline Climbing's Kid Zone Summer Camp. The Suwanee-based ten week camp takes two field trips to the mountain that lets climbers apply the skills they have learned while at camp.

 

Riley Jackson uses a rope to climb the gulley leading from the base of the Slab Wall section of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Jackson and 11 other climbers between the ages of six and ten climbed two of the routes along the 70 foot high wall as part of a field trip for Adrenaline Climbing's Kid Zone Summer Camp. Climbers takes two trips to Currahee during the 10 week camp that allows them to apply the skills they have learned.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing this pictures through Adrenaline! It was so much fun to get a peak at the things they were doing on that field trip.

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