Boulders Climbing Gym


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Wall-crawlers scramble over 8,000 sq. ft. of climbing surfaces & supporting ascents with beginner training & authentic clay holds

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Promotional value expires Jul 18, 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 by 7/18/12, membership expires one month from activation date. 2-week advance reservation required for climbing party. Must be 5 or older; Under 18 must have guardian sign waiver. Must sign waiver. Membership option only valid for customers who have not had a membership in the past 6 months. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 Boulders Climbing Gym. Choose from the following options:

  • For $5, you get a rock-climbing day (a $22 total value) that includes:
  • One-day pass (a $12 value)
  • Equipment rental (a $10 value)<p>
  • For $20, you get a membership package (up to a $94 total value) that includes:
  • One-month membership (up to a $64 value)
  • One month of equipment rentals (a $30 value)<p>
  • For $99, you get a 15-person climbing party with equipment rental (a $240 value).

At Boulders Climbing Gym, stone-scalers navigate more than 8,000 square feet of climbing walls marked by steep overhangs. After picking up their shoes, harnesses, chalk bags, and belay devices, beginners learn basic climbing techniques in about 15 minutes before ascending the heights and safely handling the ropes. Made-in-house clay holds lend a dose of authenticity not found in common plastic or marshmallow holds. With the one-month membership, climbers get unlimited drop-in time during open hours, as well as additional benefits such as discounted classes, savings at the pro shop, and a new pool of recruits for mountaintop book clubs.

Geared-up groups of 15 (aged 4+) can gather at the base of looming indoor crags for a brief introduction to belay before taunting gravity with defiant upward clambering. Reserved for a half-hour of use, a party room outfitted with disposable plates and utensils awaits victorious wall-scramblers as they devour food and refreshments brought from home. Alternatively, celebrants can substitute extra climb time for party-room access by extending 1.5-hour sessions to a full two hours.

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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    3964 Commercial Ave.

    Madison, Wisconsin 53714


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