- $49 for a one-hour rock-climbing lesson with equipment rental and a one-month climbing gym membership ($100 value)
One-hour lessons imbue beginners with basic summiting skills, such as how to don the included harness and climbing shoes and tips for communicating with a belayer. Afterward, students are free to explore the more than 60 top-roping routes available throughout the gym, which are redesigned monthly. A massive skylight welcomes the sun’s rays upon the cave area, complete with a 40-foot multistepped lead roof. A 160-foot bouldering route snakes through the gym, underlined by thick crash pads, and two 20-foot squeeze chimneys act as practice grounds for wannabe Santas. Those toting a one-month membership gain unfettered access to the gym and equipment rental, which is open seven days a week.
MPHC Climbing Gym
More than 5,000 feet of square footage awaits scaling at MPHC Climbing Gym, where climbers can challenge themselves to conquer more than 60 routes, redesigned monthly. Climb the vertical walls, or traverse the multi-stepped 40-foot cave, which averages an angle of 34 degrees. There's also a 160-foot bouldering route, which can challenge even the most experienced climbers. The gym regularly hosts workshops, seminars, and competitions, ensuring there's a constant flow of climbing, learning, and inexplicable honking echoing through the many walls.