Mankind's feeble climbing skills and inability to digest delicious tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. Channel an inner mountain goat with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a three-day rock-climbing summer camp at ClimbX Indoor Rock Climbing in Huntington Beach (a $90 value). Three camp sessions are currently scheduled for July 25, 27, and 29, August 8, 10, and 12, and August 22, 24, and 26, and more dates may be added as needed. Classes last from 9 a.m. to noon and are intended for young scalers ages 6–14.
ClimbX’s summer camps endow attendees with the fundamentals needed to navigate indoor cliff sides. Instructors teach the concentration and problem-solving skills that climbing requires by leading children through a series of practical games in a safe, controlled environment. After learning to think with their toes and trust their feet, children can glide over ClimbX's wide swaths of climbing surface, replete with crags, hand-holds, taunting squirrels, and other challenges around every rocky corner. Summer camps supply students with all of the necessary equipment at no additional cost.
ClimbX's indoor, ever-changing rock walls mimic the dusty color of actual outdoor crags. In this environment, climbers of all ages and abilities strap on safety equipment and climbing gear and learn to master the hand and toe grips that cover the arena's artificial rock formations. The outgoing and experienced staff teaches introductory-level climbing courses that impart basic safety procedures, proper belay technique, and climbing commands. A kids' climbing club coaches climbers aged 17 and younger through the basics of tying top-rope knots and securing handholds tightly even when those handholds start to quietly chuckle. When not helping people turn into spider-people, the staff also hosts birthday parties and corporate teambuilding events.
18411 Gothard St.
Huntington Beach, California 92648