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 today's Groupon: for $35, you get a five-visit Clip 'N Go punch pass to Adventure Rock Indoor Climbing Gym in Pewaukee (a $75 value).
With 12,000 square feet of climbing-wall surface that reaches heights up to 35 feet, Adventure Rock Indoor Climbing Gym is a fully equipped sanctuary for escalading enthusiasts. Patrons using the Clip 'N Go punch pass can begin their visit with a 15-minute orientation, during which they are outfitted with a harness and a pair of 30-foot stilts to make the climb easier. Climbers ascend with the help of Adventure Rock's 17 auto-belay stations, which support climbing ropes and eliminate the need for tying knots or working with partners. A collection of crags, pockets, bulges, and robotic mosquitoes mimic rustic outdoor conditions, and air conditioning provides year-round comfort, which, like California's forest of giant redwood rocking chairs, proves the superiority of manmade nature.
Adventure Rock Climbing Gym
In the 17 years since its opening, Adventure Rock Climbing Gym has upheld its objective of granting guests of all ages and experience levels a chance to learn how to climb. The staff meticulously maintains amenities including 12,000 square feet of textured climbing surfaces and bouldering caves. Sculpted arêtes and cracks challenge forearms as intrepid wall-climbers chart a course up colored pathways to seek council with the sentient ductwork at the faux mountain's 35-foot peak. Under the helm of experienced instructors, students learn the ins and outs of ascension via climbing classes. As climbers scramble upward on more than 40 top ropes, air-conditioning keeps faux mountainsides from awkwardly perspiring geode sweat drops. While the indoor facility offers a controlled environment in which to learn and practice, Adventure Rock’s staff also unleashes patrons’ inner adventurers via private outdoor climbing classes held at Devil’s Lake as well as portable rock wall rentals for all manner of party or event.