Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a Tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $9 for a one-day bouldering pass for two (up to a $24 value)
- $29 for a 90-minute Introduction to Bouldering class and two-week membership for two—click class link for schedule (an $80 value)
- $39 for one month of unlimited bouldering for two (up to a $118 value)
The Circuit Bouldering Gym
Bouldering differs from other forms of rock climbing in a variety of ways, such as its heightened social element. When top roping, for example, climbers are more isolated, relying on a partner below to maintain rope tension. But because bouldering is done on lower courses that don't require a rope or harness, climbers are free to scale walls at will, often resulting in people sharing walls and striking up conversations in between surmounting terrain such as verticals, slabs, and roof climbs—overhangs that put climbers' bodies parallel to the floor.
That's how The Circuit Bouldering Gym got started. Some bouldering enthusiasts crossed paths at a local gym and found they all wanted to expand Portland's bouldering options. Today, they welcome guests to surmount courses—including a hanging boulder—ranging from 8- to 17-feet high and surrounded by crash-pad flooring. Boasting three of the largest bouldering-only gyms in the world, they also designed many of their simulated climbing stations as top-out boulders, letting guests experience what it's like to stand atop a boulder in the Rockies or on the moon. Additionally, they instruct guests with programs such as 90-minute intro courses, advanced clinics with professional climber athletes, and programs tailored for kids including birthday parties,summer and winter-break camps.
Between climbs, a lounge area lets visitors relax and swap tales of defying gravity's relentless bullying. The third and newest location in Tigard offers more than 19,000 square feet of brand new boulders. To further build the bouldering community, the gym's team organizes an annual fundraiser benefiting local charities. All locations also have a full weights area, allowing for workouts and CrossFit training between climbs. .
I freaking love this place. I'm a pretty novice climber, but the crowd and atmosphere are really welcoming for climbers at all levels.Chris R., Yelp, 3/13/12
Everyone there is super supportive and kind! It's the kind of place where you can go up to a stranger and ask if they can show you how to climb a certSonia T., Yelp, 4/15/10
Tips from Groupon Customers
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“Awesome gyms! clean, well maintained by friendly staff. Good place to learn or hone your skills, also some good advanced routes and nice small gym area in both gyms I...”
“Awesome gyms! clean, well maintained by friendly staff. Good place to learn or hone your skills, also some good advanced routes and nice small gym area in both gyms I have been to (SW and Tigard)”
“Sweet problems awesome walls. All around a pretty good local gym.”