Climbers scale mountains for the feeling of accomplishment and the heap of free flags waiting at the summit. Reach new personal heights with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $45 for a half-day outdoor climbing class (a $90 value)
- $90 for a half-day outdoor climbing class for two people (a $180 value)
- $25 for $75 toward a private guided climbing trip, which starts at $250 for the first person and $75 for each additional person.<p>
During the five- to six-hour class, AMGA-certified guides teach groups the fundamentals of top-rope climbing. Four to 12 participants work together to scale up rocks while working on technical skills and climbing movement. Instructors supply all requisite gear and riddles to confuse mountain trolls. 2012 course dates include April 28 and May 12 at Pilot Mountain State Park and April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, and June 30 at Brevard.<p>
Appalachian Mountain Institute
More than 500 feet in the air, a climber pauses atop Looking Glass Rock, taking in the scenic views of North Carolina that stretch for miles in every direction. The AMGA-certified guides at Appalachian Mountain Institute aim to help climbers reach these elevated vantage points. Their guided trips range from beginner lessons to more advanced multipitch climbing, which exercises techniques that can be used to scale the peaks of Table Rock. As winter brings colder weather and more embarrassing pajamas, ice climbing beckons groups to tackle vertical flows of ice.
AMI also sponsors the Adventure for Kids Program, an outreach initiative designed to take local kids climbing. Additionally, they lead camps for teenagers and retreats that fuse climbing with yoga.:m]]