Contrary to what one might assume, rock climbing is not the opposite of rock tumbling, though it is still inadvisable to enjoy both activities concurrently. Learn to tumble upward with today's Groupon to Rocks & Ropes and The Bloc climbing + fitness. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get one first-time rock-climbing package (a $30 value). The package includes:
- One day of rock climbing
- Equipment rental
- Orientation and first lesson
- For $65, you get a membership package (up to a $135 value). The package includes:
- A one-month membership (up to a $75 value)
- A first-time rock-climbing package (a $30 value)
- Gear rental (up to a $30 value)
Rocks & Ropes' colorful and expansive climbatorium boasts a main area with more than 50 top ropes and enough routes to satisfy climbers of every level, four lead climbing walls, and a range of walls, from straight vertical walls to 45-degree overhangs. Single-day climbing adventures equip climbers with protective garb including shoes, a harness, a helmet, and a stone tiara before an instructor provides an orientation and a lesson. Memberships include one month of all-day admission to the manmade mountains, equipment rental, and an intro class that teaches finger grips and proper foot placement. The one-month membership grants patrons admission to exclusive members-only hours as well as first-name-basis relationships with the gym's staff and dungeon master.
This Groupon is valid at Rocks & Ropes' original location on Toole Avenue as well as The Bloc climbing + fitness, a 20,000-square-foot, air-conditioned facility scheduled to open in January, that contains a 7,000-square-foot slab for bouldering. A dozen auto belays facilitate high-altitude climbs, and cardio and weight equipment suit health enthusiasts and machine-watching hobbyists.
The Bloc climbing + fitness
A partner gym of Rocks & Ropes, The Bloc climbing + fitness is a 20,000 square-foot, air-conditioned rock-climbing destination. Inside, a dozen autobelays allow visitors to make high, harness-assisted ascents. Or, you can test your bouldering skills on a 7,000 square-foot wall. In addition, the gym offers yoga, meditation, and pilates classes in its 2nd-story heartSTONE studio, welcoming both beginners and experts. The gym also includes cardio and weight equipment for those looking for a vigorous exercise or a heart-to-heart talk with a treadmill.
I really love climbing and I love rocks and ropes. The staff is pretty friendly and the environment is really coolJames C., Yelp, 1/21/11
The staff is amazing! They are so friendly, nice, and really make the customer feel safe and respected.Joshua B., Yelp, 8/26/11
“It was a lot of fun. I'd do it again.”
“The Bloc is primarily a bouldering gym with a few walls of auto-belay. Good time though and great for kids.”