In the beginning, man loved mountains, but after centuries of silent dismissal, man now climbs mountains to conquer his feelings of neglect. Recover from colossal rejection with today's Groupon to Hangar 18, with locations in Upland, Riverside, and Hawthorne. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get a climbing package for two people (up to a $102 total value) that includes:
- Two adult intro to climbing packages (up to a $30 value each)
- Two additional adult day passes (up to a $16 value each)
- Two climbing-shoe rentals (a $3 value each)
- Two harness rentals (a $2 value each)
- For $72, you get a climbing package for one person (up to a $240 value) that includes:
- Adult intro to climbing package (up to a $30 value)
- A punch card good for 10 visits with all equipment included (up to a $210 value)
The adult intro to climbing package in both options includes:
- 60-minute belay lesson
- Day of climbing access
- Rental shoes and harnesses
Hangar 18 provides amateur and experienced wall crawlers the opportunity to train and develop surface-scaling skills in one of three well-equipped climbing gyms. Walls shaped into carbon copies of carbon crags are covered with textured products to mimic the indentions, protrusions, overhangs, and underbites of real rocks.
During the intro to climbing sessions, Hangar 18's expert scalers outfit students with rental gear, and then drill altitude-defying recruits with one hour of instruction in belaying and effective rope-management techniques before setting limbs free in the facility for an included day of climbing access. Two additional day passes, sans belaying instruction, allow mountaineers to calculate climbing-buddy permutations, as they can opt to use all four days of climbing access themselves (four days of climbing for one person), gift two days of climbing to a fellow enthusiast (two days of climbing for two people), or gather three friends for a day of social scaling after completing the belaying sessions (one day of climbing for four people). Solo climbers can opt for the one-person climbing package, which nets participants an individual belaying introduction and first day of climbing access, as well as a punch card good for an additional 10 visits with all necessary equipment.
Whether patrons seek all-season indoor practice or wish to accustom their bodies to upward travel without the aid of jet packs, Hangar 18's three locations feature more than 35,000 square feet of textured climbing terrain, world-class bouldering, and massive caves with routes up to 70-feet long. Each facility boasts its own distinct tracts and obstacles, such as Riverside's freestanding bouldering wall, Upland's lofty ceiling climb, or Hawthorne's lifelike animatronic goats.
Though Hangar 18 sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms
With more than 50,000 square feet of collective climbing surfaces, Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms's four locations, including its newest in Long Beach, offer ample terrain for climbers of all skill levels. From first-timers just learning to belay to seasoned climbers seeking a vertical challenge, athletes of all stripes can find suitable terrain and helpful assistance from experienced staff members. At the Riverside location, top ropes and lead routes circle around a freestanding boulder that tops off at 20 feet. The Southbay location's large training section gives adventurers prep time before they embark on the facility's challenging crack climbs, and the Upland location's 40-foot roof climb lends a scenic vantage point for those honing their skills on the ceiling-spanning rope or trying to spot a lost contact lens. After traversing 70-foot routes through lead caves and descending towering boulders, climbers can decompress in a yoga class.