More people than ever are living a sedentary lifestyle: waking up in their racecar beds, driving to work in their racecars, sitting for eight hours in the passenger seats of experimental racecars as men in lab coats slam them into concrete walls, and then driving home again. Race to physical activity with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a rock-climbing package at ClimbX Indoor Rock Climbing in Huntington Beach (up to a $265 total value). The package includes the following:
- One introductory class that includes a one-month membership and all climbing equipment (a $70 value)
- A second month of unlimited climbing (a $40 value)
- Equipment rental for second month (a $5 value/day; up to a $155 total value)
The instructors at ClimbX Indoor Rock Climbing equip students with basic scaling techniques during introductory classes on the gym’s ever-changing rock walls. Inside the climbing arena, artificial rock formations spread from floor to ceiling with handgrips and toe clings that resemble rocks or giant wads of petrified gum. After strapping on safety equipment and climbing gear, students learn basic safety procedures, proper belay technique, knots, and climbing commands. With newfound skills, students can enjoy two months of scrambling up the manmade mountain face, mastering the art of securing handholds and not letting go when those handholds start to quietly chuckle.
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.