What You'll Get
Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a Tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a four-hour introduction to rock climbing trip, including a guide and all necessary gear, at any of Front Range Climbing Company's guided climbing locations (a $165 value).
Conquer peaks at several locations, including Garden of the Gods, the choice climbing site of experienced cliff crawlers Stewart Green, Jimmie Dunn, Bob D'Antonio, and Jack Roberts. During the four-hour intro trip, gravity-bound life forms learn basic safety procedures and vital sky-ascending techniques, such as knot tying and belaying. Front Range supplies all the necessary equipment (harness, helmet, chisels for carving Herbert Hoover's face into the cliff); you just provide the snacks, water, sun protection, and comfortable, weather-appropriate shoes and clothes. Determined climbers will reach picturesque, sky-piercing summits and earn the right to gaze at awe-inspiring views and christen a notable rock Brian Dennehy.
Hilltop-defeaters will feel comfortable and secure with the Front Range Climbing staff, who adhere to strict safety standards and have years of rock-grappling experience. Front Range's reputation has garnered notability as the Garden of the Gods' exclusive guide service, helping picnickers, hikers, and mountain-goat jazz bands experience Colorado's bounteous beauty. Because class sizes are limited, call ahead to make a reservation and discuss a meeting spot.
You must sign a liability waiver and, in some cases, a medical waiver. Climbers 12 years old and under must have a parent or guardian present.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. 48-hr cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeit. Subject to weather Must sign waiver. Ages 12 & under must have parent/guardian present. Reservation required. First come, first serve. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Front Range Climbing Company
Front Range Climbing Company's certified climbing instructors know the best routes around the mountains of the west and the southwest. In Colorado, they may also trek into the world-renowned Garden of the Gods—a formation of red rocks near Colorado Springs—and Red Rock Canyon, which offers visitors the largest rock climbing park in the Pike's Peak region. The company tailors trips to both beginning and experienced climbers.