Boulders Climbing Gym

Hawthorne

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In a Nutshell

  • 8,000+ feet of climbing walls
  • Beginners welcome
  • Unlimited climbing during open hours

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Promotional value expires Jun 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only; subject to availability. Not valid for EFT members. Must be 14+ & sign waiver. Under 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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: for $49, you get a one-month membership, one intro On Belay class, and equipment rental at Boulders Climbing Gym (a $139.95 value) on Commercial Avenue. This deal is not vaild for current EFT members.

Boulders Climbing Gym’s more than 8,000 feet of sculptured climbing walls provide ample crawl space for beginners finding their rock legs for the first time and veterans testing their vertical limits. An intro On Belay class acts as a refresher course to seasoned pros and indoctrinates novice spiderpeople into basic belay and rope practices designed to keep climbers safe and comfortable. Learn to tie figure-eight knots before easing into control techniques that allow you to raise and lower yourself or your climbing partner with minimal wedgied discomfort. Additional member benefits include unlimited climbing during the gym’s open hours and discounts on classes and gear rental at the pro shop.

The usual 50% nonrefundable deposit is not needed for this deal's intro On Belay course.

Reviews

Though Boulders Climbing Gym has yet to receive many online reviews, six Insider Pagers give the facility an average rating of three stars. Two Yelpers give Boulders Climbing Gym four stars.

  • You will never have trouble finding a belay partner or some one to project a boulder problem with, and climbers of all levels are supported and encouraged. – Rinofire K., Insider Pages
  • The routes are changing quite often too, so its [sic] good to try new ones. The only problem with this is that if you are trying to master a route, it might be gone the next time that you are there. C'est la vie. – Josh C., Yelp

Boulders Climbing Gym

In 1996, a group of climbers wanted to create a safe space where they could regularly experience the adrenaline rush of scaling walls while sharing that passion with the community. In turn, they erected more than 8,000 square feet of climbing surface area at Boulders Climbing Gym. It's marked by steep overhangs and dappled with clay holds that are made in-house, which give the walls a sense of authenticity with respect to common holds made out of plastic or recycled cereal marshmallows. Able to accommodate climbers of all ages and experience levels, the gym’s walls facilitate three types of climbing ranging from roped-in lead climbing to bouldering, a more freestyle brand of climbing. Before beginners head to climb, Boulders’ expertly trained staff dedicate about 15 minutes to teach basic climbing techniques such as safely handling the ropes and executing flawless Spiderman impressions. Along with free-climbing sessions, Boulders also offers a host of programs and classes that include everything from yoga to team building to kid’s summer camps. Guests can also by book a party room to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions.

Customer Reviews

We had a great time and the instructors took the time to make sure you were comfortable in the equipment for us 1st timers.
Eric H. · December 14, 2016
Fun times climbing there!
Kimberly M. · April 30, 2016
Great staff and a great way to spend a day!
Leah E. · March 13, 2016
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    Hawthorne

    3964 Commercial Ave.

    Madison, Wisconsin 53714

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