Mankind’s underdeveloped climbing skills and inability to digest tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. It’s mind over Matterhorn with today’s Groupon to Central Rock Climbing Center in Hadley. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get an introductory climbing package (up to a $38 total value), which includes:
- One day pass (up to a $16 value)
- Climbing equipment rental (a $7 value)
- One belay class (a $15 value)<p>
- For $45, you get a three-day introductory climbing package (up to a $114 value), which includes:
- Three day passes (up to a $16 value each)
- Three climbing equipment rentals (a $7 value/day)
- One belay class (a $15 value)
- $30 class credit<p>
Across Central Rock Climbing Center’s 16,500 square feet of simulated stonescapes, budding mountaineers strategize courses between crags and crevices during one- or three-day climbing excursions. Clients don the provided harnesses, climbing shoes, and spider-sense before building a foundation of rope-control skills and proper climbing etiquette during 45-minute beginner’s belaying classes. For the remainder of the day, clients are given free rein of the vast and undulating wall, which is strewn with overhangs, bulges, and realistic rock features designed to challenge climbers of all skill levels.
Central Rock Climbing Center’s rates for day passes vary throughout the week.
Central Rock Gym
Climbers cling to the carefully placed hand grips, strategizing their way up the side of the rock-like cliff. They have come to Hadley to conquer the Central Rock Gym's 16,500 square-foot climbing wall, reaching 45 feet in height. The facility features climbing walls that range from beginner to advanced levels. Experts guide novice climbers through introductory classes, including the required beginner's class, or supervise more seasoned members scaling the walls' highest heights. Memberships unlock access to all six facilities, gear for the first month, and the use of exercise equipment and weights. In addition, memberships grant access to fitness areas, yoga classes, instruction, and other benefits.