Climbers scale mountains for the feeling of accomplishment and the heap of free flags waiting at the summit. Reach new personal heights with this Groupon.
$149 for 10 Facility Day Passes Including 10 Days of Rock-Climbing Rental Gear ($299 Value)
- 10 facility day passes (a $199 value)
- 10 days of shoes, harness, and chalk bag rentals (a $100 value)
Equipped with rental shoes, harnesses, and chalk bags, visitors can practice top-rope or lead climbing, as well as bouldering on 22,000 square feet of climbing walls from open until close. All visitors must fill out waivers on their first visit and pass a belay test to use the top ropes. To belay for a climbing partner, visitors must first pass the gym's certification course; the gym also provides belay partners for an additional fee. In addition to climbing, facility passes also grant access to yoga, other classes, and an indoor slack line.
Climbers of all ages and skill levels scamper across roughly 22,000 square feet of climbable space inside Brooklyn Boulders's rock-climbing gym. A dedicated route-setting staff organizes color-coded problems on craggy, angled top-rope walls as well as bouldering walls that reach up to 15 feet, on which climbers scramble as nimbly as mountain goats or fall from safely onto 12-inch pads. To help visitors master these walls, seasoned instructors train them in three basic types of climbing: bouldering, top-rope climbing, or lead climbing—and also test them for a mandatory lead-climbing certification. They teach these skills through classes such as the peak-performance program, which combines seven courses in lead climbing, bouldering, and cross-training to accelerate students' learning. To ease stressed muscles and promote calm reflection, staffers also lead all-ages yoga lessons and monthly yoga workshops.
Brooklyn Boulders also injects creativity into its special events, which encourage visitors to climb in costume around Halloween and take part in competitions during which they pretend the floor has turned to lava. Staffers also invite local graffiti artists to display their murals inside, work to preserve regional climbing areas by partnering with Access Fund, and coordinate programs through its BKB Foundation—a nonprofit that introduces rock climbing to kids and adults.