Indoor climbing walls give climbers all the benefits of climbing a real mountain without the downsides of inclement weather, dangerous terrain, or the incessant yodelling of mountain goats. Scale a less jarring route with today's Groupon: for $39, you get 10 passes to The Crux Climbing & Bouldering on 28 Street Northeast (up to a $125 value, including GST).
At The Crux Climbing & Bouldering, visitors manoeuvre across more than 12,000 square feet of climbing walls and 3,000 square feet of bouldering space. Climbers stretch limbs and connect the dots between an array of multicoloured arm and foot holds to discover the best routes up the wall, and then scale the lead climbing routes up 72 feet high. Different paths challenge visitors of all skill levels, and the spacious belay areas keep climbers safely strapped into harnesses and out of the way of passing pterodactyls. Meanwhile, bodies descend 80 feet at the rappelling station and twist into hanging and standing stances at two multipitch courses. Certified staff members monitor climbs, maintain walls, and rearrange the colourful holds into new routes and abstract self-portraits, giving wall scalers regularly changing climbs during their 10 visits. Rental-equipment packages are also available for an additional fee.
The Crux Climbing & Bouldering
Self-proclaimed as one of North America's tallest indoor climbing gyms, The Crux Climbing & Bouldering challenges participants of all ages and proficiency levels with 72-foot walls peppered with colour-coded holds and routes. Internationally and nationally certified staff members strap patrons into all necessary rental gear before releasing them to explore more than 12,000 square feet of climbing space. The Crux Climbing & Bouldering's courses—ranging in difficulty from introduction to advanced—instill climbers with the strength and skills to rappel down an 80-foot tower, manoeuvre through a 3,000-square-foot bouldering area, and ascend up multi-pitch routes with their mouths.
1415 28 St. NE
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