The art of rock climbing allows bold explorers to put weak, inanimate mountains in their place. Turn the tables on smug rocks with today's Groupon. For $10, you get a two-hour introduction to climbing class ($20 value) at Cleveland Rock Gym, which is located in Euclid. The introduction class is currently running Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and reservations should be made seven days in advance, or as they call it on the mean streets of slang, a "weekie."
Climbing indoors is nothing like traversing a vertical sea of mutated jungle-gym obstacles. Cleveland Rock Gym’s walls are covered with textured surfaces and challenging formations that will provide you with a calf-toning workout, so make sure to bring every baby whale you can find. More importantly, you’ll be in a safe environment where you can safely practice moves that will put public menace Spider-Man to shame. The introduction to climbing class will introduce you to the basics of wall ascension, so you’ll be climbing through indentions, protrusions, overhangs, underhangs, and cracks in no time.
Free of arrogant Sherpas and ominous mountain goats with human faces, Cleveland Rock Gym provides an enjoyable way to scale nature’s version of the “keep out” sign. No longer restricted to stairs, you’ll soon be burning dozens of extra calories and making friends with the window washers by scaling the facade of your high-rise office.
You must sign a waiver prior to any climbing. Children under 18 must have a signed waiver from a guardian.