At the dawn of the world, everyone rock-climb-commuted to work. It was only after the invention of falling, however, that rock climbing became thrilling, sexy, and glamorous. Today's Groupon invites you to live the life of a rock star: for $10, you get an all-day climbing pass plus equipment rental at Central Rock Gym in Worcester (up to a $20 value).
Central Rock Gym boasts 14,000 square feet of indoor climbing, including walls that range from 15 feet to more than 40 feet tall, terrain for all skill levels, 66 climbing stations, and 3,500 square feet of bouldering. All students that are first-time rock conquerors are required to take the belaying class, which normally costs $15, but will be $10 with your Groupon. Equipment, included with this deal, provides the harness, shoes, suction cups, chalk bag, and belay device (and/or carabiner or extra dry-cleaner hanger). Like all non-horizontal activities, such as skydiving and sleeping, all climbers must sign a waiver and release of claims agreement.
- A good overall climbing gym, especially for newer climbers. The gym is new and large (clean bathroom and a thankfully separate party area) and the equipment is in great shape. – David Y., Yelp
- Central Rock has one of the largest lead arches in the country with routes spanning over 80ft. The steepness and sustaining length brings climbers from all around for training. – Climbing
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 Glastonbury to conquer the Central Rock Gym's 20,000 square-foot climbing wall, reaching 40' 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 four facilities, gear for the first month, and the use exercise equipment and weights. In addition, memberships grant access to fitness areas, yoga classes, instruction, and other benefits.