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: $29 gets you one week of unlimited climbing for two at Climb Time (a $58 value).
Climb Time’s scalable facilities bring the outdoors inside, with slanting walls of daunting degrees that test burgeoning beginners and climbing connoisseurs with exciting challenges. Adorned in sharp colors and splatters of stone, the 15- to 60-degree climbing surfaces at Climb Time prepare future Everest ascenders with training sessions along both shorter, steeper bouldering walls and harness-equipped top-roping walls. Before beginning an ambitious lift, partners complete a belay certification lesson; climbers learn how to stop their partners from excessive flailing, giving them license to be the wind beneath the wings of vertigo-ridden first timers. Harness and shoe rentals are included, outfitting visitors for seven days' worth of muscle-toning, reflex-quickening exercise. After a whole week of traversing difficult routes and bolstering forearms, clambering champions will be able to scale Mount Rushmore without breaking a sweat or making Lincoln sneeze.
Patty first discovered rock climbing in college. “I got sucked in right away,” she says. Before long, she found herself marrying a fellow climber—a man she met at Climb Time back when it was still managed by the original owners who also blended their relationship with climbing. “They got married at the gym,” Patty says, describing how the first owners scaled the roof to say their "I dos." Though Patty and her husband didn’t exchange rings at the top of a wall, they did decide to buy the gym.
The expansive arena challenges climbers with a 24-foot climbing wall, where novice and expert mountaineers alike grasp handholds with chalked palms or coax a gorilla to carry them up piggyback style. Along the other side of the facility, Patty and crew dare climbers to test their strength on a wide array of 15- to 60-degree bouldering inclines that sit above moveable pads to cushion jumps or falls.
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