The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost's tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with today's Groupon: for $95, you get a three-month membership including gear rental at Rock Spot Climbing, valid in Boston and Lincoln, Rhode Island (up to a $205 value).
In Rock Spot Climbing's twin vaults of verticality, 9,000 square feet of textured wall splay across dozens of rope-climbing stations and more than 100 regularly redesigned bouldering routes. The three-month membership grants patrons unlimited gym access and gear rental during their climbing tenure, allowing ample time to channel inner mountain goats while traversing the frequently updated routes or chewing on harnesses in the pro shop. Climbers can widen vertical horizons with the gym's variety of bouldering paths, where ropeless adventurers test their mettle by scampering up rock faces for short, intense climbs. Rock Spot Climbing welcomes wall crawlers of all ages, including urban apes looking to get back to their roots.
Rock Spot Climbing
South Boston is the newest location of Rock Spot Climbing’s multiple locations, where colorful footholds and route markers sprawl along artificial rocks create diverse climbing surfaces for every major discipline. Dozens of top-rope stations challenge climbers to scale the wall in safety, whether belayed by a human companion or hooked up to an auto-belay unit that reduces the risk of conversation. Meanwhile, others eschew ropes in order to tackle bouldering routes on low-altitude obstacles littered with arches, steep faces, and caves. The climbing courses vary for all skill levels, ranging from sheer faces with ample handholds to cliffs for expert climbers and lemmings. The South Boston location offers free, off-street parking as well as an indoor parking area for bikes. Rock Spot Climbing also features skilled instructors that lead afterschool classes to teach kids the art of competitive climbing.