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
Birmingham Boulders is Birmingham's premier rock climbing gym with 14,000 square feet of world class indoor rock climbing for beginners or experts. Even kids can get their starts learning to climb on the auto-belay wall. The over two hundred unique climbs are updated regularly, and include bouldering walls to offer adventure-seekers the opportunity to ascend and move about with or without ropes. Are you a downtowner? Visit their Southside location, First Avenue Rocks.