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.
Choose from Four Options
- $149 for an introductory rappelling class for two (a $300 value)
- $199 for an introductory rappelling class for four (a $400 value)
- $149 for an introductory rock-climbing class for two (a $300 value)
- $199 for an introductory rock-climbing class for four (a $400 value)
The introductory rappelling course sets participants up with gear and a trained guide who mans a safety rope. Students rappel down a rock face and wave at rock window washers.
During the rock-climbing course, climbers are equipped with necessary gear, including a helmet, harness, belay device, carabiner, chalk bag, and Batman cowl. The course lasts about five hours at the Crow Hill Ledges in Leominster State Forest. Under the guidance of professional climbers, students learn to tie climbing knots and safely rappel down the rock ledge.
North Ridge Mountain Guides
North Ridge Mountain Guides founder Jamie Leahy first fell in love with scaling peaks while tackling the heights of Mount Washington. The Professional Climbing Instructors' Association–certified guru has since defied gravity on inclines of ice and rock around the United States and in Ecuador, summiting peaks of more than 19,000 feet to touch the sky and harvest his crops of clouds by following a simple philosophy: climb hard, climb safe. This mantra guides his approach to teaching the ins and outs of belaying and rappelling and steers the expeditions he leads up the less-traveled routes of Mount Monadnock. He also shares the art of ice climbing with pupils during introductory courses that delve into subjects such as crampon placement, swinging an ice axe, and how to read the ice, which often obscures its messages in Wingdings fonts.