Humans are naturally drawn to minerals, as evidenced by the world’s obsession with rock climbing, marrying geology professors, and licking volcanoes. Avail yourself of rock-related activities with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a choice of a belay class with two day-passes and gear, or a five-visit punch card with gear at Ibex Climbing Gym in Blue Springs (up to a $70 value).
The experienced staff at Ibex guides hands and feet through gravity-defying journeys across more than 6,900 square feet of climbable terrain. Beginner scramblers can gain their wall wings with a belay class, which instructs ascenders on safety tips, using a harness, tying a figure-eight retrace knot, and the dangers of texting while climbing. Newly knighted rope masters then strap into their included gear for two-days worth of smearing and sending along numerous walls of varying difficulty while trusted friends remain grounded to shout encouraging words about how flattering that harness looks. More adept climbers can opt to skip climbing school and play hooky among the jibs and jug holds with a punch card good for five visits, which includes harness and shoe rental. Waists that refuse to be bound can traverse the bouldering wall, or just grab some shuteye on the crash pad below.
Newly renovated, the building's towering ceiling lets vertically inclined guests enjoy a bird's-eye view of the bright and colorfully speckled routes adorning the main wall structure and bouldering area that protrudes upward through the expansive gym space.
Ibex Climbing Gym
Ibex Climbing Gym's 8,000-square-foot indoor facility is home to dozens of routes for all climbing skill levels. From clinging to overhangs or slowly trudging up slabs, climbers can hone their gripping skills with lead or top-rope climbing sessions. On a second-floor loft, bouldering challenges await rope-free climbers, with crash pads on the ground to soften falls and hundreds of multicolored holds offering varying routes. Ibex team members lead classes for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and also offer youth summer camps and recreational and competitive climbing teams. A wide variety of gear is available to equip students for climbing inside or outside of the gym. Prior to any rope climbing in the gym, beginners must undergo a belay class that teaches the fundamentals of belay safety, proper terminology, and the preclimb lasso dancing required for good luck.
801 NW S Outer Rd.
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