If the Indiana Jones films have taught us anything, it is that in order to have a successful teaching career, one must train one's upper body to be adept at dangling. Engage in extreme academia with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two day passes with gear rental (a $42 value) or an introductory climbing class (a $30 value) at Climb On in Homewood.
Climb On's friendly, experienced staff and indoor rock-climbing facilities offer both novice climbers and agile mountaineers a challenging and fun climbing experience. Aspiring scalers 14 years of age and older can hone their vertical voyaging with the orientation class, in which instructors teach the basics of indoor rock climbing and gym safety over the course of one hour. Students learn equipment usage, proper knot tying, and how to correctly belay with safety ropes without being mistaken for a spiderman, batman, or other half-human mutant species. Rental gear and a day pass is included with the orientation class, so once the training course is over pupils can take to Climb On's Eldorado walls like nimble monkeys climbing an enormous statue of their monkey king. Roughly 40 percent of the gym is overhanging, and each day pass includes access to an array of routes, cracks, and caves as well as a rental harness, climbing shoes, and a belay device.
Five Yelpers give Climb On a 4.5-star average: