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 at the Boston Rock Gym in Woburn, located just off I-95 and 93. Choose between one of the following options:
- For $25, you get an introductory climbing class and a two-week membership (a $58 value). Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate in the class; there is no upper age limit.
- For $60, you get five after-school kids’ climbing lessons (a $125 value). This deal is good for kids five years and older. Classes may not be transferred or split between multiple children.
Boston Rock Gym offers an avalanche of vertical challenges for rock scalers of all experience levels. Aspiring altitude adjusters can acquaint themselves with the ropes and slopes of rock climbing in an introductory class. You’ll learn about essential climbing gear and techniques during the three-hour course, and your slope Sherpa will be one of several certified mountaineers with multiple years of experience under his or her harness. The class includes rental of climbing shoes, harness, a belay device with locking carabiner, and chalk bag. Once you’ve completed the course and can successfully pass the belay test, you’ll be cleared to conquer territories previously reserved for mountain goats and human-spider hybrids. There are several walls of varying difficulty inside Boston Rock Gym with plenty of routes for novices and daredevil connect-the-dots enthusiasts alike. This class also includes a two-week membership, which is good for unlimited climbs and gear rental.
With the kids’ after-school climbing classes (a $25 value per session), would-be mini mountaineers can learn how to scale Boston Rock Gym’s walls. The indoor climbing environment is a pleasant, safe learning space, free of thunderbirds and yellow Hummer H3s. An attentive staff instructor will belay young climbers, ensuring their safety as they wage a two-hour battle against the tyranny of gravity.
All participants need to sign a waiver prior to climbing, and a legal guardian must sign for climbers under 18.
28 Yelpers give the Boston Rock Gym a four-star average:
- I have no previous rock climbing experience and am quite scared of heights, but I had an absolutely fantastic, exhilarating time at the Boston Rock Gym. The staff was incredibly helpful, relaxed, and encouraging… – Alex S., 9/15/08
- My climbing class was a success and went on to climbing for years to come!...I liked this place when I was first starting because it was great for beginners. It did have a lot of places for me to climb! Also, when I progressed and got better...It had plenty of marked off places for incredible climbing as well. – Kathy S., 10/11/09
Boston Rock Gym
Certified by the American Mountain Guides Association, the staff of climbing instructors at Boston Rock Gym teach torsos how to ascend altitudes with indoor-, outdoor-, and youth-climbing activities. The savvy instructors lead the way around the facility’s more than 40 ropes, which set the stage for both group and private indoor lessons, as well as open climbing sessions in which self-guided climbers reach for neon-colored handgrips while being supported by auto-belay devices. Outdoors, students learn to navigate nature’s authentic slabs during lessons and clinics that start with the basics and graduate up to advanced ice-climb maneuvers. Additionally, the facility’s youth programs cater to smaller grips and aim to boost self-confidence while preparing children for the physical-fitness portion of the SAT.