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 today's Groupon to The Climbing Wall. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a five-day unlimited-use pass (up to a $55 value).
- For $25, you get a one-month membership (up to a $60 value).
- For $70, you get a three-month membership (up to a $145 value).
Today’s Groupon is valid for climbers 16 and older.
The Climbing Wall, heralded by CBS Pittsburgh as the best indoor rock climbing in the city, houses more than 14,000 square feet of scaling walls designed to challenge climbers of all abilities. Much like the medical community's endorsement of coffee, climbing routes change periodically throughout the week, ensuring guests encounter new pathways with nearly every visit. The gravity-defying facility also boasts an 8,000-square-foot bouldering area where mock alpinists throw ropes by the wayside and conquer walls up to 15-feet high without harnesses or a belayer. Top-roping walls challenge climbers and lizard impersonators alike with 12 walls, from 15- to 30-feet tall, built with overhangs, roofs, verticals, slabs, and cracks.
Those who opt for a membership are awarded free harness and belay-equipment rentals, half off climbing-shoe rentals, and discounts on climbing classes, and each Groupon grants patrons unlimited usage of the climbing wall to challenge the limits of their endurance and goat bleating abilities.
The Climbing Wall
At 14,000 square feet, The Climbing Wall might be the next best thing to the great outdoors. Challenges abound for climbers, as the staff resets the routes several times a week. Top-roping walls stretch up to 30 feet high and present participants with obstacles such as overhangs and slabs. The bouldering walls are equally as imposing, with three top outs. Both adults and kids can take classes to learn how to tackle the walls and show off their skills in the real world by skipping the stairs and climbing up to their bedrooms.
There are a ton of walls to tryPaul S., Yelp, 5/11/10
7501 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208