Scamper up walls like a man with incredibly long legs and rubber-cement hands with today's deal: for $12, you get an all-day indoor rock-climbing package at CityROCK (a $26 value). This Groupon is good at the Colorado Springs or Monument locations. This package includes an all-day indoor rock-climbing pass (a $12–$14 value), harness and shoe rental (a $7 value), and a basic belay class (a $5 value) for one person. All climbers—and a parent or guardian of any climber under 18—must sign an indoor-climbing waiver before harnessing up.
Voted Best Climbing Wall by the Gazette in 2010, CityROCK's walls and staff are tall in both experience and, depending on the instructor, height. Rock wranglers can ascend a variety of towering structures laden with cracks, overhangs, boulders, hungry baby eagles, and more. Because traditional rope climbing is a two-person team endeavor, all first-timers and returning rock-jocks must undergo a course in belaying basics. The quick class enables climbers to master the techniques while building confidence in themselves and their partners.
Post-belay training, climbers can take the reins for fellow climbers or scale the colorfully knobby surfaces with an obliging, certified belay partner. First-timers should check out the getting-started guide, and all climbers should review the safety guide before paying a visit to the vertical facade.
- With the highest climbing wall in Colorado Springs (43 feet), a cross-training fitness program and plans for a bouldering area and café, they also hope the center will become a gathering point for the local climbing community. – R. Scott Rappold, Gazette
- CityRock climbing center adds an extreme viewing perspective to the tactile art gallery experience so often limited to children's museums: rock climbing on giant murals depicting classic sci-fi flick characters. – Bree Abel, Independent