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 this Groupon.
$50 for a Rock Movement 101 Course ($125 Value)
Four- to six-hour class with provided equipment teaches beginners climbing-movement basics, harness fitting, and other technical skills in the stunning scenery of Mission Trails Regional Park.
Arcadian Ascents helps students to master the art of open-air rock climbing with guided excursions and onsite lessons for all experience levels. The maximum student-to-instructor ratio for each class is 4:1, and all guides and instructors have earned certifications as single pitch instructors from the American Mountain Guides Association and as wilderness first responders from the Wilderness Medicine Institute. Private and group courses cover material from basic rock movement to custom-designed courses on speed climbing, self-rescue, and advanced rope technique. Arcadian Ascents provides all equipment for most courses, including climbing shoes, helmets, ropes, and mountain-goat bribes.
Rock-ascending buffs can also expand their experience and strive for new personal achievements on guided trips to Mexico or Spain. Veteran climber and guide Josh Wieberg leads his charges with experience climbing from Canada to Italy and wields his BA in history and philosophy to teach in public schools when not scaling their brick walls.