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Reviewed September 6, 2012
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What You'll Get
Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down cliffs like a tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today’s Groupon to Denver Mountain Guiding. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get a four-hour Flatirons hike-and-climb trip for one with equipment rental (a $120 value).
- For $79, you get a four-hour Flatirons hike-and-climb trip for two with equipment rentals (a $240 value).
- For $69, you get a half-day Rock Climbing Basics class for one with equipment rental (a $165 value).
- For $99, you get a half-day Rock Climbing Basics class for two with equipment rentals (a $330 value)
Denver Mountain Guiding’s experienced instructors indoctrinate beginners of all ages in the discipline of mountain climbing, holding lessons on easy-to-traverse local cliffs. The Flatirons tour caters to climbers who want to tackle the Flatirons without attempting the 1,000-foot summit or the grilled-cheese competition required of all summiteers that reach the top. Groups hike the base of the Flatirons and then spend three hours climbing on beginner and introductory terrain with included equipment and gear. The four- to six-hour Basics course delves deeper into the vertical arts, granting hands-on experience on the Flatirons or at Clear Creek Canyon. The instructors help their wards into the included equipment before beginning lessons on safety, rope care, climbing knots, and negotiating with territorial mountain goats.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy an additional as a gift. May buy 2 additional as gifts for Hike-and-Climb Trip For One. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Denver Mountain Guiding
A seemingly insurmountable fin of sandstone protrudes 300 feet in the air, challenging all humans to dare conquer its peak. As groups look on in awe of this natural wonder, a Denver Mountain Guiding guide suits up and begins the ascent, leading students of all levels on a thrilling and challenging climb.
Denver Mountain Guiding’s coterie of guides— all which receive training and certifications through the American Mountain Guides Association—are a motley mix, encompassing passionate climbers with decades of experience, expert weekend warriors, wilderness first responders, and first-aid- and CPR-certified guides. They lead beginners through elite-level climbers on recreational trips around local rock-climbing hot spots such as Clear Creek Canyon. Outings include full-day and half-day climbs of varying levels of difficulty, as well as lessons and camps that teach basics such as rope safety, knots, belaying, rappelling, and anchors.