Youth Day Pass, General Day Pass, or Belay-Training Course at Austin Rock Gym (Up to 52% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Thirty-foot walls at two locations challenge climbers with bouldering routes and roped climbs, and classes cover safety and top-rope skills.

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 19th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Belay-training courses are required for all first time climbers 14 or older; course includes day pass and rental equipment. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a Tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $5 for a youth day pass (a $10 value), which is valid for ages 10 and younger.
  • $8 for a general day pass (a $15 value), which is valid for ages 11 and older. Access to ropes requires belay certification through a training course.
  • $12 for a belay-training course (a $25 value).<p>

Instructors go over safety and teach top-rope-belaying skills, such as how to don a harness, make basic knots, and use two different belay devices. The course includes a day pass to the gym and rental equipment. <p>

Austin Rock Gym

Growing up in El Paso near Hueco Tanks led Austin Rock Gym owner Troy Wilson to view rock climbing as a way of life. In order to open his own facility he merged his experience running youth climbing programs and gyms with that of his wife and coowner Erica—a Houston native who has spent years scaling New Mexico's rocky ridges. Specializing in bouldering, belaying, and lead climbing, the duo brings mountain terrain indoors at two Austin area locations. The north Austin gym's 30-foot bouldering wall and colorful climbing routes challenge visitors to traverse steep angles, and its top-rope routes let belayed crag clingers scale to the perfect yodeling height. At the south Austin gym, sculpted, 30-foot textured walls loom over a 10,000-square-foot facility, in which climbers can belay, practice lead climbing, or conquer a bouldering cave.

Veteran climbers at each location teach classes and private lessons for rookie rockers 4 and older. In addition to bouldering, lead climbing, and belaying classes, instructors lead women's only sessions and Powerhouse courses that focus on strengthening the body's core. Troy and Tracy's team of experts also guides groups to outdoor climbing venues and lugs a portable rock wall to construction workers no longer challenged by ladders.


Reviews

It's nothing but wall-to-wall inclines, overhangs and grips. There's even one of those giant ropes dangling from the ceiling.

Mark K., Yelp, 7/1/11

The routes are constantly changing and the people there are friendly and willing to help you with challenging routes.

Anjie S., Yelp, 2/14/12
  1. A

    North Austin Rock Gym

    8300 N Lamar Blvd.

    Suite B102

    Austin, Texas 78753

    512-416-9299

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  2. B

    South Austin Rock Gym

    4401 Freidrich Ln.

    Suite 300

    Austin, Texas 78744

    512-416-9299

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