At the dawn of the world, everyone rock-climb commuted to work. It was only after the invention of falling, however, that rock climbing became thrilling, sexy, and glamorous. Today's Groupon invites you to live the life of a rock star: for $12, you get a one-day pass with gear rental at AZ on the Rocks in Scottsdale, plus a $5 gift card to Pita Jungle (a $26 total value).
Named Best Family Weekend Adventure by AZCentral.com's Readers' Choice, AZ on the Rocks empowers beginning and experienced climbers with all the necessary supplies to scale rocks, ascend rocks, and feel morally and physically superior to rocks. Climbers will be outfitted with harnesses, shoes, a chalk bag, and other necessary equipment, then set hands and feet loose to shimmy up 14,000 square feet of climbable terrain, with more than 2,800 square feet of bouldering surfaces. The indoor space features contemporary comforts unavailable to the outdoor climbers of yesteryear, including an auto-belay system and air conditioning. An expert staff of hilltoppers will happily address questions and offer climbing tips as adventurers traverse walls approaching 31 feet high. In addition to state-of-the-art facilities and friendly service, AZ on the Rocks allows birthday celebrants to climb for free on the anniversary of their womb exodus.
After a rigorous session of rock topping, visitors can refuel caloric fires at one of 10 Pita Jungle locations in the valley. Its menu of healthy Mediterranean fare includes falafel ($5.69), a beef gyro ($6.29), and a veggie garden wrap ($7.99). Burgers, pizzas, and smoothies are also available, ensuring ample satiation of any climbing-induced craving.
AZ on the Rocks
Christened Best Family Entertainment Value in AZCentral.com’s Readers' Choice poll, AZ on the Rocks encourages beginners and seasoned climbers to higher levels of scaling skill with 14,000 square feet of ascendable terrain. They happily host birthday parties or freestyle-climbing sessions in their air-conditioned climbing facility, which houses 50 top ropes, a cave, and 2,800 square feet of bouldering. They also teach classes for adults and children and hold private lessons, which can grant clients access to the repelling platform. Additionally, AZ on the Rocks has a youth-climbing team, team-building programs, and full gym stacked with cardio machines, weight machines, free weights, and yoga which can be accessed via monthly memberships or day passes. At AZ on the Rocks, all participants must have a properly completed digital waiver form. For those under the age of 18 this must be completed by their own parent, no exceptions so birthday girls, boys, and belayers may brave indoor peaks for free on their day of special-suit wearing.