The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost's tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with this Groupon.
$49 for a Basic Climbing Skills Outdoor Rock-Climbing Course ($100 Value)
All classes take place on a Saturday. Choose from the following dates:
- June 15
- June 22
- June 29
- July 6
- July 13
- July 20
- July 27
During the 101: Basic Climbing Skills course, budding climbers learn the ropes and practice basic skills on diverse faces and slabs. Instructors distribute safety gear, helmets, harnesses, and rocket-powered grappling hooks before moving on to scaling techniques. Participants learn how to simplify scrambles up sheer slabs, vertical faces, and daring cracks. Skills practiced include hands-on top-rope climbs, voice commands, and proper belay safety.
When students sign on for a Rock About climbing class, they don't just learn to rope their way up mountainsides and trade banter with goats. The company's certified guides also educate clients about the cultural history and complex geology of the climbing sites. On climbing treks to Reimers Ranch Park, owner Adam Mitchell and his team teach top-roping and belaying techniques while exploring the notion that climbing allows humankind to commune safely with the earth's natural wonders. For those uneasy about vertical exploration, the guides offer non-climbing adventures such as interpretive hikes.
99% of 183 customers recommend
“Had a great time. Adam was a great guide.”
“I will go back to Rock-about again!”
“The instructor/guide gave good instruction, was very personable and knowledgeable. Everything was ready and pre-set-up before we got there, so there was no wasting...”
“The instructor/guide gave good instruction, was very personable and knowledgeable. Everything was ready and pre-set-up before we got there, so there was no wasting time. I was concerned ahead of time that the time we would spend hiking in and out would count towards the climbing time, but it didn't We got a full 4 hours of climbing time.”
Reimers Ranch Park
23610 Hamilton Pool Road
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620