The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost's tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with today's Groupon to Carabiner's Indoor Climbing in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get a one-hour personal belay for up to four people (up to a $90 value).
- For $45, you get a one-month membership with unlimited equipment rental (up to a $99 value).
- For $55, you get a one-hour belay course, a one-month membership, and unlimited equipment rental (up to a $134 value).
The wall-scaling guides at Carabiner's Indoor Climbing usher novice cliff clingers through introductory climbing courses, preparing them for ascents up the gym's 65-foot walls. During the one-hour personal belay, a certified instructor leads up to four friends through the gym, ensuring their safety by belaying each climb. During a belay course, students absorb modern belay skills and learn about knots, proper equipment use, and how to pacify wrathful mountain goats. Gym members can partner up for the beginner top-rope climb or eschew ropes during a bouldering session, and advanced climbers can tackle tough, color-coded routes under overhangs and over the underbites of giants during lead climbing, which requires lead certification.
Though Carabiner's Indoor Climbing offers discounts for students, teachers, and military personnel, this Groupon offers the best deal available.
Carabiner's Climbing & Fitness
A climber slowly ascends a steep rockface, supporting all his weight on the smallest of footholds. Ignoring the heights, he searches for another place to grasp, finding purchase on an oval stone. His final step to the top rewards him with the thrilling satisfaction of beating the beastly incline and views of children running across the floor.
Carabiner's Climbing & Fitness rock gym, one of the tallest in New England, brings the sport of rock scaling to urban residents. Walls that range from 15- to 65-feet tall grant visitors of all skill levels climbing routes that strengthen muscles, improve body awareness, and serve as a training ground for the NYPD’s Spider-Man division.
Certified climbers start visitors on their paths to climbing autonomy with personal belay classes that cover basics and safety tips. The gyms also offer a full-schedule of fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, pole dancing, martial arts, and family fitness classes.