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.
$99 for a Two-Hour Private, Guided Rock-Climbing or Rappelling Tour for Two (a $270 Value)
Joshua Tree Guides' expert, PCGI-trained guides lead their intrepid charges on two-hour forays through the gorgeous vistas of Joshua Tree National Park. Customized routes let climbers test their skills on top-rope and single-pitch routes with optional rappelling, catering to each group's skill level. All equipment, including shoes, harnesses, helmets, and belay devices are included in each package. Groupon holders can take advantage of a 20% discount on upgrades to the 3/4- or full-day packages, adding extra group members, and lodging at Joshua Tree Guides' two-bedroom, one-bath vacation rental.
Joshua Tree Guides
Joshua Tree Guides is exclusively staffed with passionate guides—each trained by the Professional Climbing Guides Institute—who convey their intimate knowledge of rock climbing in guided tours and classes for adventurers, families, and beginners. During private climbing tours, engaging guides lead climbers to one of an endless number of vertical opportunities and ensure that each rock scaler feels the thrill of conquering the terrain while remaining sturdy and safe. Each tour is customized to the climbers’ comfort levels, making the experience an excellent introduction to outdoor climbing or a chance for familiar climbers to pinch the cheeks of adorable rock faces they've never encountered. Whether climbing locally or during a custom trip with Joshua Tree, climbers put any number of territory-conquering techniques to use, such as slab climbing, top roping, and climbing in a single-pitch environment. Joshua Tree has also trained U.S. Special Forces teams in modern climbing techniques and works with a variety of national corporations, including Google and Red Bull.