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 $50, you get a four-hour Introduction to Climbing trip, plus a guide and all necessary gear, from Front Range Climbing Company (a $180 value). Conquer height itself at either the McDowell Mountains location or the Camelback Mountain location.
Aspiring hilltop-defeaters will feel comfortable and secure learning the ropes with the Front Range Climbing guides, who use their years of rock-grappling experience to impart scaling skills in a variety of boulderscapes. During the four-hour ascension into sub-outer space, gravity-bound life forms learn basic safety procedures and vital techniques such as knot-tying and belaying. Front Range supplies all of the necessary equipment, including harnesses, helmets, and chisels for carving Herbert Hoover's face into the cliff). Guest climbers simply provide the snacks, water, sun protection, and comfortable and weather-appropriate shoes and clothes. Unlike riding a saloon's antique escalator, successful ascenders will ultimately gaze at a picturesque, sky-piercing, and gunfight-free pinnacle.
The McDowell Mountains feature fine-grain metamorphosed granite that has spawned highly graspable holds, while Camelback's sandstone slabs provide great views of the city, as well as access to the non-denominational Praying Monk formation for more adventurous climbers. Like kindly life-Sherpas, the staff at Front Range can help decide which trip is right for you.
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.
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