Children love playing outside due to an abundance of fresh air, limitless space to run, and a complete lack of buckets of lobsters on ice. Live like an overgrown child with today's Groupon: for $13, you get a two-hour outdoor excursion at the CLAS Ropes Course, which includes a zip-line, a climbing wall, and canoeing (a $30 value); the course is located along the Provo River. Today's deal is offered Monday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
CLAS Ropes' zip-line (a $10 value) strings a steel cable between the earth's surface and the sky. Once you're safely strapped into your safety harness, you'll fly through the treetops of mountainous scenery with enough time to envision what life was like before the invention of air. After experiencing flight, navigate your way through the Provo River with a canoe rental (a $10 value). The watery trip will exercise your splendor-spotting ability and upper-body muscles. You'll also develop a chiseled physique on the rock-climbing/rappelling wall (a $10 value), a 40-foot-tall tower that tests strength, flexibility, and giant Jenga strategy.
CLAS is one of Utah's largest ropes courses, sprinkled throughout 3.5 acres of serene Provo River landscape. Buy up to four Groupons and bring your feuding family for a team-building session to determine who gets to eat dinner, or invite friends who doubt your ability to fly like a bird, climb like a monkey, and swim like a Treeing Walker coonhound.
CLAS Ropes Course
Benjamin Allen believes outdoor pursuits can positively influence those in need. This belief has led him all over the continent, building a ropes course for an orphanage in Mexico and setting up two courses for troubled youth at Provo Canyon School, a bit closer to home. Wanting to share his knowledge of nature with the public, he set up a course, CLAS Ropes Course, near Utah Lake nearly 20 years ago. Benjamin and his crew have since erected more than 50 ropes courses around the country, continuing to inspect ropes and train others how to run them.
CLAS Ropes Course continues to grow each year, creating obstacles such as a giant swing that releases passengers 40 feet in the air, a 400-foot zipline that whizzes through forest canopy, and a "leap of faith," where adventure seekers jump from a treetop platform to a trapeze. A log balance beam hung 30 feet above the ground and a 24-foot-tall rock-climbing tower test agility and endurance, and a fleet of 20 canoes lets paddlers navigate a mile and a half of river. Many of these structures play host to team-building activities focused on developing a group's creativity and tolerance for hearing one another sing. Staff members tailor their instruction to families, dating groups, or athletic teams. They often apply their approach to athletes, such as a professional golfer who traveled all the way from Texas hoping to conquer her fear of not qualifying for tournaments. She defeated the log balance beam, departed victorious, and qualified during her next tryout two weeks later.
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