Basic Climbing Skills Outdoor Rock-Climbing Course for One or Two from Rock-About (Up to 53% Off)

Southwest Travis

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In a Nutshell

Instructors supply the gear during an all-day rock-climbing course that tests basic skills on diverse faces and slabs

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 13th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Appointments must be set at least 7 days in advance. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Must be 10 or older to climb; ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by a guardian. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for a 101: Basic Climbing Skills outdoor rock-climbing course (a $100 value)
  • $95 for a 101: Basic Climbing Skills outdoor rock-climbing course for two (a $200 value)

During the 101: Basic Climbing Skills course, budding climbers spend an entire day learning the ropes and practicing 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

Rock About

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.

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