At the dawn of the world, everyone rock-climb commuted to work. It was only after the invention of falling, however, that rock climbing became thrilling, sexy, and glamorous. Today's Groupon invites you to live the life of a rock star: for $40, you get a one-month climbing membership with equipment rental and a beginner belay class at Central Rock Gym in Worcester and Hadley (an $89 value).
Central Rock Gym boasts 30,500 total square feet of indoor climbing between its two locations, including walls that range from 15 feet to more than 40 feet tall, terrain for all skill levels, 66 climbing stations, and 3,500 square feet of bouldering. All students who are first-time rock conquerors are required to take the beginner belay class, which is included with this Groupon. Read the first-time climber rules and tips before your first visit to the gym. Climbing equipment is also included with this membership deal. Like all nonhorizontal activities, such as skydiving and sleeping, all climbers must sign a waiver and release of claims agreement. Members also enjoy access to weights, exercise equipment, and twice-weekly yoga classes. Central Rock Gym will waive initiation fees for Groupon users who wish to continue their membership after the first month.
Central Rock Gym
Climbers cling to the carefully placed hand grips, strategizing their way up the side of the rock-like cliff. They have come to Glastonbury to conquer the Central Rock Gym's 20,000 square-foot climbing wall, reaching 40' in height. The facility features climbing walls that range from beginner to advanced levels. Experts guide novice climbers through introductory classes, including the required beginner's class, or supervise more seasoned members scaling the walls' highest heights. Memberships unlock access to all four facilities, gear for the first month, and the use exercise equipment and weights. In addition, memberships grant access to fitness areas, yoga classes, instruction, and other benefits.
Overall Central Rock Gym is a great gym, very clean (the bathroom is some of the cleanest I've seen in a climbing gym anywhere), very friendly and professional staff, and really good boulder problems.Y. Naomi S., Yelp, 12/22/10
What a great workout.Diane H., Yelp, 1/8/11
97% of 198 customers
“Great place, good routes”
“it's a very cool place with excellent staff...might have been a bit too crowded, but otherwise, it was great”
“Really nice facility and great staff.”