Contrary to what one might assume, rock climbing is not the opposite of rock tumbling, though it is still inadvisable to enjoy both activities concurrently. Learn to tumble upward with today's Groupon to First Avenue Rocks. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get a climbing package for two (up to a $36 value). The package includes:
- A day pass for two
- Two shoe rentals
- For $30, you get a climbing package for four (up to a $72 value). The package includes:
- A day pass for four
- Four shoe rentals
The 4,000-square-foot climbing arena at First Avenue Rocks challenges climbers of all skill levels with 100 boulder-style rock faces, which earned a spot on Birmingham Magazine's Best of Birmingham list in 2010. Armed with proper shoes, climbers free from harnesses explore 15-foot bouldering routes above a 10-inch plush Asana safety pad. Skyward skimmers can propel themselves up each faux-rock face–designed to mimic local sandstone slabs–by grasping complex climbing shapes, natural-looking cracks, or tiny plungers. Upon reaching indoor summits, alpinists can grasp smooth handrails and maneuver onto the top out deck for yodeling or freefall to the safety pad below. To keep climbing fun for all ages, kid-friendly top-rope routes welcome climbers of all experience levels, enabling upward races between toddlers and parents or toddlers and pet mountain goats.
First Avenue Rocks
Spanning 4,000 square feet, the climbing surfaces at First Avenue Rocks mimic the natural textures of the abundant local sandstone boulder terrain. One hundred varied climbing routes up to 17 feet high greet climbers who choose to ascend by bouldering without ropes on angled walls and roofs dotted with challenging foot-and handholds or on the facility’s ropes courses. For safety, the facility positions its vertical terrain above the floor’s 10-inch-deep Asana pads for soft landings in the event of missed holds or misguided urges to fly. Instructors are available to prep students of all ages and ability levels to tackle the gym's terrain, teaching three stages of introductory climbing courses and two advanced lead-climbing courses.
2417 1st Ave. S
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