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. For $45, you get two introductory-level climbing-technique classes ($70), two months of unlimited climbing (one is included in the lesson price, and the second is worth $40), and all equipment rental necessary to conquer height (included in first month and $5 a day in the second month, up to $155) from ClimbX Indoor Rock Climbing in Huntington Beach (up to a $265 total value). Your two months of unlimited forearm sculpting begins at the end of your second class.
A vertical puzzle solved with your body, rock climbing demands total physical and mental focus, ideal both for those tired of the same old gym routine and the most inured extremeatude addict. During the two classes, which meet in two consecutive weeks, climbers learn to refine their techniques. Lessons include how to tie proper knots and how to belay, or counterweight, a fellow climber. ClimbX's carefully plotted and ceaselessly remixed routes accommodate both newcomers afraid of igneous rock and seasoned veterans salty with sweat and the cool, confident insouciance of someone who knows what it takes to be admired for not looking like he wants to be admired. As you muster your derring-do, move from hand-loving jugs and easier courses to steeply sloping walls with tiny toeholds.
Under the watchful eye of ClimbX's experienced, encouraging staff, climbers are assured a safe ascension. Learn to think with your toes and to trust your feet, and you'll soon be gliding over ClimbX's towering masses of hyper-realistic climbing surface replete with crags, underhangs, talking squirrels, and other challenges around every rocky corner. After an invigorating climb to the top, feel free to take a moment to quietly bask in your triumph over gravity, the most mean-spirited mass-attracting natural phenomenon.
- This is a wonderful rock climbing facility...All level of climbers are welcome. The instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful. – Susan D., Insider Pages
- I've been climbing at ClimbX for about a year now...A great staff combined with challenging routes equals a great time! Everyone in the gym is extremely friendly and accommodating to newer climbers. – Tony L., Yelp
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.