Introductory Rock-Climbing Course for Two or Four from Northeast Mountain Guiding (Up to 63% Off)

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If the Indiana Jones films have taught us anything, it is that in order to have a successful teaching career, one must train one's upper body to be adept at dangling. Channel your inner action hero with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $79 for an introductory rock-climbing course for two (a $190 value)
  • $139 for an introductory rock-climbing course for four (a $380 value)

Guides certified by the Professional Climbing Guides Institute keep a 6:1 student-teacher ratio as they shepherd fledgling climbers up inclines. The 5- to 7-hour course begins on the ground, where instructors fit students with gear, explain basic climbing moves, and demonstrate how to hail a taxi by yodeling. Later, pupils put their newly acquired crag-climbing knowledge to use as they amble up cliffs of various surface types and heights before dabbling in belaying, rappelling, and knot-tying techniques. The school provides necessary helmets, harnesses, shoes, and ropes, but students must bring their own sunscreen, snacks, and mountain-goat repellent. See the schedule of introductory rock-climbing courses.

Northeast Mountain Guiding

Northeast Mountain Guiding's adventures take place everywhere from the lofty peaks of the Himalayas to the canyons of Arizona and the waters of upstate New York. Guided by outdoors experts that are trained by organizations such as the Professional Climbing Guides Institute, students and expedition groups tackle rocky inclines, mountainous trails, and swiftly flowing waters. Whether Northeast Mountain Guiding is organizing an overnight jaunt through the Adirondacks or a daylong introduction to ice climbing, the company ensures that every detail is considered, drawing on the local familiarity that each of its regional offices possesses to prepare for any possibility. In keeping with this meticulous approach, the professionals either provide any necessary gear for the journey or remind adventurers what they should bring, such as sunscreen or a pint-sized sleeping bag for their teddy bear.

In a Nutshell

Certified guides introduce basic climbing skills on the ground before students—with provided helmets and harnesses—amble up outdoor cliffs

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 2 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per couple per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Must be 8 or older; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All services must be used by the same people. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Trips start at 8 a.m. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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