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. Train yourself to pendulate proficiently with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited rock climbing and equipment rental at Dallas Rocks located on Forest Lane (a $60 value).
One of Dallas’ largest rock climbing facilities, Dallas Rocks challenges mountaineering-fledglings and spider-descended people alike with 14,000-square-feet of faux rock-climbing terrain. During the course of a month, climbers can work their way toward conquering more than 60 wall routes and 100 boulder problems. Climbers can dart, shimmy, and toe-pull themselves across 35-foot route walls outfitted with progressive holds, while boulder-barons scale the Big Tex bouldering wall, which challenges even the most skilled alpinists and Batman impersonators with 35 feet of 70- and 45-degree overhangs.
With this monthly membership, customers receive a 20% discount of first-gear purchases, access to members-only workout areas, and a one-time guest pass to use on a friend or an accountant training to climb the 90-foot-tall boulder of tax forms in his office.
- This gym is awesome the walls are not very tall, but the angles are very steep and overhung. The best bouldering in the metroplex, and a decent amount of toprope. The lead wall is awesome too. – joshua c., Yahoo! Local
- The gym itself is a HUGE place with a lot of problems that get switched out pretty regularly. If you ever need a spot, just holler and someone will come running, a lot of the time though there is always someone watching out for you though. – Christina A., Yelp, 8/16/09
Crisscrossed with more than 100 boulder problems and 60 climbing routes at any one time, the 14,000 square feet of indoor climbing space at Dallas Rocks offers a challenging workout for everyone from expert climbers to those who have never seen a rock. Climbing walls reach up to 35 feet, and the “Big Tex” bouldering wall challenges experienced climbers with 120 linear feet of 70-degree overhang. Split down the middle between bouldering and route climbing, the climbing area is constantly being refreshed with new routes and problems, delighting members but rankling anyone who has to take the routes every morning on the way to work.
To accommodate fitness-seekers looking for variety in their workouts, the rock shop boasts a fitness center filled with free weights, heavy bags, stationary bikes, and exercise machines. Additionally, experienced personal trainers can help patrons plan a workout strategy designed specifically to enhance their rock climbing or skyscraper scaling.