Mankind's underdeveloped climbing skills and inability to digest tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. It’s mind over Matterhorn with this Groupon.
$13 for Two Adult Rock-Climbing Passes ($27.50 Value)
Upon arrival, climbers sign a waiver before participating in a free, mandatory belaying class. Climbers can then navigate more than 8,500 square feet of climbable surfaces, including low-angle walls and 3,500 square feet of bouldering-friendly caves and tunnels ideal for both beginners and experts. Though this deal does not include equipment, visitors can rent gear packs ($6 total)—shoes, belay device, carabiner, and harness—or safety helmets ($1.50).
Gainesville Rock Gym
The Gainesville Rock Gym staff cultivates years of international climbing experience as they shepherd visitors up the sheer faces and overhangs of their spacious gym. The facility's array of classes instruct single or small groups on all aspects of cliff facing, from anchor setting to lead climbing to yodeling SOS distress calls. Instructors help trainees hone teamwork and technique on special retreats or boost range of motion and flexibility during challenging workout sessions. To lift the sport to even greater heights, Gainesville Rock Gym also sponsors the UF Climbing Team, which placed second in the nation two years in a row.