What You'll Get
Mankind’s feeble climbing skills and inability to digest delicious tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. Channel an inner mountain goat with today’s Groupon to The Boston Rock Gym in Woburn. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a three-hour Introduction to Indoor Climbing class, with a two-week membership included (a $58 total value).
- For $99, you get a free-climb package (a $230 total value), which includes:
- One punch card for 10 climbing passes (a $16/visit value)
- Shoe, harness, and belay-device rental (a $7/visit value)<p>
Certified by the American Mountain Guides Association, the staff of climbing instructors at The Boston Rock Gym teaches torsos how to ascend altitudes with indoor, outdoor, and youth climbing activities. For immersed instruction, staff members guide students through the Introduction to Indoor Climbing class, which allots three hours to equipment function and basic techniques, such as proper rope tying, safe belaying in a top-rope system, and catching a falling climber during extreme trust-building exercises. The curriculum includes climbing shoes, a harness, a locking carabiner and belay device, and a chalk bag, which preserves hands for the two-week membership, upcoming shadow-puppet gigs, and the complimentary day pass that instructors bestow upon students following class.
Guests can master the neon-colored handgrips scattered across the myriad of indoor climbing walls by fueling up with airline peanuts or practicing with the free-climb package’s 10 passes. The facility supplies guests with a harness, a belay device, and climbing shoes and requires unversed top-rope climbers to pass a belay test before proceeding solo.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate membership by 4/23/12, membership expires 2 weeks from activation date. Registration required. Must be 5 or older. Must sign waiver. Classes are non-transferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.