Mankind's underdeveloped climbing skills and inability to digest tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. It's mind over Matterhorn with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$26 for a three-visit indoor rock-climbing and fitness package (up to $93 value) $40.99 for a five-visit indoor rock-climbing and fitness package (up to $155 value)
The visits in each package can be spread out across different days or shared among friends on a single day. Each visit includes the following:
- One day pass with access to rock walls, slacklining, yoga and fitness classes, and saunas (up to $15 value)
- Gear rental, including a harness, shoes, and a chalk bag ($6 value)
- One group bouldering class ($10 value)
Bridges Rock Gym
A chalky hand swings over the top of the wall, grasping onto the red hold embedded in its surface. After a tense moment, a second hand swings up, pulling the rest of the climber's body up with it. Having successfully scaled 18-foot top-out boulder, the climber scurries back down the wall she has just conquered, swapping places with her spotter below.
This cycle repeats throughout the day at Bridges Rock Gym, spurred on by a crew of climbing enthusiasts and instructors who initiate people into the low-altitude sport of bouldering. That form of climbing emphasizes solving climbing problems and chasing archaeologists through ancient caves. The gym unleashes visitors' inner mountain goats with their well-maintained climbing facilities, including an overhanging indoor-climbing cave that thoroughly punishes muscles into growth and top-rope climbing walls that help beginners get the hang of scaling the crag.
While specializing in the art of ascents, Bridges also bolsters patron fitness. Yoga and fitness classes, as well as a fleet of cardio equipment, facilitate heart-strengthening workouts. Waves of free WiFi allow mountaineers uninterrupted access to videos of their pet rocks, best enjoyed with a fresh house-made juice or sandwich in the gym's lounge.
All the the staff are friendly and helpful.Eric S., Yelp, 11/9/12
The setting is really fun and interesting and they had great quantity and range of climbsMatan S., Yelp, 8/12/12
5635 San Diego St
El Cerrito, California 94530