Contrary to what one might assume, rock climbing is not the opposite of rock tumbling, though it is still inadvisable to enjoy both activities concurrently. Learn to tumble upward with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a belaying class, a day pass, and all the necessary gear at Amarillo Rock Climbing House on Fannin Street (a $20 value).
Amarillo Rock Climbing House encourages the sport of climbing in both local beginners and mineral-mounting veterans. The belaying class, which coaches new climbers on safety measures and scaling techniques, is required for first-time rock-reachers and venture capitalists. Each participant learns how to tie into their harness with the graceful choreography of a figure-eight follow-through and learns how to seize a falling climber who is en route to the padding below.
The class package equips explorers with a day pass and a rental package with standard materials that include a harness, climbing shoes, a belay device, a locking carabiner, and cougar repellent. A bold belaying partner and a passing grade on the belay test are both required for access to the top rock wall's VIP lounge. Amarillo Rock Climbing House courses also usher climbers into the partner system to help pairs take advantage of the warehouse space's angled walls, rounded protrusions, arches, and intellectually deep slanted roofs.
Amarillo Rock Climbing House
Climbers of all experience levels clamber vertically inside Amarillo Rock Climbing House. Beginners test their skills on low walls, and more advanced grapplers defy gravity on a high wall that juts diagonally. Instructors teach climbing techniques and safety practices in private and group classes, and partners learn to secure each other in harnesses during belay lessons. Climbing shoes, harnesses, and other equipment are available at the facility.