If the Indiana Jones films have taught us anything, it is that in order to have a successful teaching career, one must train one's upper body to be adept at dangling. Channel your inner action hero with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a monthly rock-climbing membership and an introductory package at Maine Rock Gym (an $82.50 value).
Maine Rock Gym's 5,000 square feet of textured climbing walls beckon climbers of all levels to unleash themselves from the shackles of gravity. Each novice wall-scaler receives an introductory package that includes basic instruction on rope handling, an orientation, all necessary equipment, and a life-sized cardboard replica of his or her favorite geologist. Visitors pull themselves up slanted walls by gripping onto a series of rock holds, building muscle in the process.
Maine Rock Gym
5,000 square feet of indoor rock walls outfitted for top-rope belaying and bouldering entertain guests of all experience levels at Maine Rock Gym, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014. Suitable for ages four and older, visitors can partner up to climb meandering problems across varying angles and overhangs. Indoor, onsite clinics instruct climbers at introductory or advanced levels, and guides lead outdoor excursions to Maine's granite cliffs and New Hampshire's White Mountains.
Opening in December 2014, Evo Rock Gym will be decked in over 16,000 square feet of climbing space on its 42-foot-high walls, with a large top-out bouldering area. A separate climbing area for kids will also be tucked away in the facility, along with rooms to host birthday parties for young revelers. In addition to an aerial silk yoga room and cardio machines, visitor amenities will also include changing rooms, showers, and lockers on-site.
127 Marginal Way
Portland, Maine 04101