Mankind's underdeveloped climbing skills and inability to digest tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. It's mind over Matterhorn with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for an introduction to rock-climbing class for one (a $95 value)
- $70 for an introduction to rock-climbing class for two (a $170 value)
Held at Crowders Mountain State Park, the six- to seven-hour classes focus on basic knots and climbing techniques, safety practices, and vocabulary key to clear communication between climbers and their belayers. Participants need no previous climbing experience, and all necessary equipment is included. Call or visit the website to inquire about dates and schedules.
When rock-climbing couple Christy and Scott Thrift got engaged, Christy was dangling off the side of Stone Mountain. The same adventurous spirit that elevated their engagement informs their married life, which they spend running their wilderness guiding service, Thrifty Adventures. While some of the duo’s trips require previous outdoor experience, most welcome all participants, and range from ice climbing adventures to rock climbing and backpacking trips. Along the way, Scott and Christy teach safety basics, climbing techniques, and strategies for preserving natural surroundings, such as refraining from nibbling on the mountain.