Rock-Climbing Course for Two, or Five Climbing Sessions with Gear at Vertically Inclined Rock Gym (Up to 52% Off)

Edmonton

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In a Nutshell

Learn the basics of indoor climbing, such as belaying and knot tying, or practice what you already know with day passes that include gear

The Fine Print

Expires Jun 19th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must register before expiration. Must be 14 or older, under 18 must have signed waiver from guardian. Ages 12 and 13 may participate in rock-climbing course if parent is in program. Classes must be used by same person. Must sign waiver. Cannot combine with other offers or discounts. Must pass belay check to access roped climbs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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

  • $59 for a Getting Into It indoor introductory rock-climbing class for two (a $118 value)
  • $59 for five day-passes to the rock gym with climbing gear (a $123.75 value)

The three-hour Getting Into It classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Day-pass users must pass the gym's belay check, the skills for which are taught in the Getting Into It classes, or they will be restricted to bouldering without ropes below a 10-foot height limit. Day passes may be used any time after belay check completion.

Vertically Inclined Rock Gym

In the six months before Vertically Inclined Rock Gym opened in 1996, construction crews lugged thousands of pounds of steel, hundreds of plywood sheets, 90 bags of cement, and 10,000 T-nuts to the site. Then, the staff installed more than 4,000 handholds to create 100 routes, lined up 24 top-ropes, and, finally, opened the doors to new and experienced climbers alike.

In addition to offering open-climbing passes, instructors teach classes for children and adults, introducing them to the thrill of indoor climbing—which offers many of the same challenges as outdoor climbing, but with fewer mountain trolls. The instructors pay careful attention to each of their students, whether they're parents teamed up with their 5–9 year olds for Tadpoles & Bullfrogs classes, older climbers enrolled in the Getting Into It introductory course, or advanced climbers learning to transition to outdoor climbing. They also supervise birthday parties that include bouldering games and time on the ropes.

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