Mankind's feeble climbing skills and inability to digest delicious tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. Channel an inner mountain goat with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a day pass and all necessary climbing equipment (a $20 value) at Ape Index in Peoria.
Ape Index's skilled staff of climbing instructors shows ascension amateurs the techniques necessary for walloping walls and mounting mountains. The facility hosts the tallest climbing walls in Phoenix, some higher than 32 feet, as well as more than 75 top-ropes and a bouldering tunnel. Groupon climbers receive rented shoes, harnesses, and chalk for getting better grips on rocks and plotting out hopscotch courses. After a free orientation, expert stone scalers help newbies maneuver the mighty wall, a climbing colossus fit with ropes, carabiners, and hand and foot grips. Ape Index welcomes curious climbers of any skill level or age range to get a sediment-centric full-body workout, but guardians must sign waivers for any students younger than 18.
- The staff was really helpful and made sure I was comfortable before I was sent off to start climbing. – Lissa B., Yelp
- The walls are unique, and there had to be over 200 routes there, easy stuff, intermediate stuff, and sick hard stuff, creative routes too. – A Google Maps user who posted on 10/01/2009
Ape Index Rock Climbing
At Ape Index Rock Climbing, instructors lovingly referred to as "apes" assist climbers of all fitness levels as they scale walls that stand at more than 32 feet tall. Owner and instructor Amos Cox designed the gym to include more than 75 top ropes, a bouldering tunnel, and a 3-D globe that challenges climbers with its rounded façade and active volcanoes. Climbing paths range in difficulty to accommodate guests of various ages and experience levels, which makes the gym an ideal place for family bonding, birthday parties, or other group activities.
9700 N 91st Ave.
Peoria, Arizona 85345Get Directions