Indoor rock climbing is superb practice for mountaineering your office’s tax forms or for trying out to be Spider-Man's sidekick. Conquer vertical surfaces with today’s Groupon to the Boston Rock Gym in Woburn. Choose 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 $50, 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.
Acquaint yourself 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 teacher will be one of several certified mountaineers with multiple years of experience under their harnesses. The class includes rental of climbing shoes, harness, belay device, and chalk bag. Once you’ve completed the course and can successfully pass the belay test, you’ll be cleared to conquer. There are several walls of varying difficulty inside Boston Rock Gym; with plenty of routes for novices, you won’t need to worry about a steep learning curve. 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), aspiring 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 they’ll be securely safe as they enjoy two hours of defying the tyranny of gravity. Kids' classes are also available on the weekends. The gym is open seven days a week and is conveniently located just off I-95 and 93.
All participants need to sign a waiver prior to climbing, and a legal guardian must sign for climbers under 18.
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.