Though sometimes difficult, climbing can be rewarding, especially when summiting Mount Everest or scaling a fence to escape from a Tyrannosaurus Rex pen. Build up to monumental climbs with today’s Groupon to MetroRock in Everett and Newburyport. Choose from the following options:
For $40, you get admission for two people to the two-hour High Ropes Challenge Course, valid at the Everett location only (an $80 value).
- For $85, you get a Lunch Break Special package (a $160 total value), which includes the following:
- One 60-minute introductory climbing class, available Monday–Friday from noon to 1 p.m. (a $40 value)
- 5-pass punch card, valid for admission from noon to 3 p.m. (a $70 value)
Full-package equipment rental for five sessions (a $10 value/visit)<p>
- For $99, you get a 5-session Climb with Your Kid package (up to a $240 total value), which includes the following:
- 5-pass punch card, valid for admission Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (a $70 value)
- Full-package equipment rental for 5 sessions (a $10 value/visit)
- Admission and gear for one child at each session (a $24 value/visit)<p>
MetroRock’s indoor facilities foster vertical exploration with help from experienced instructors and various climbing terrains. Intrepid duos can spend two hours exploring the High Ropes Challenge course, perched 25 feet above the ground with a web of rope obstacles and a zipline, which fosters balance and trains actors for roles in Planet of the Apes. Alternatively, climbers clock in to clamber up something besides the career ladder with the Lunch Break Special. An introductory climbing class sees students don included rental equipment to master scaling essentials, such as knot tying, safety commands, and harnessing skills before testing their mettle during five climbing sessions. Experienced guests can use a 5-pass punch card to pass ascension aptitude on to the next generation during Climb with Your Kid sessions. Parents and their protégés forge paths toward the ceiling on one of the area’s handgrip-speckled climbing walls while sporting included shoes, harnesses, belay ATCs, and antigravity sweater vests.
Within both MetroRock locations, visitors ascend via bouldering walls and rope-climbing walls or take to aerobic exercise machines and fitness equipment to build strength. With this setup available to climbers of all skill levels, the founders of the climbing arenas achieved their goal of creating a community where scalers can congregate, share their passions, and hone their climbing skills.
During indoor and outdoor classes, instructors create lessons that help each climber reach their goals. Indoor courses help instill students with basic climbing skills, rescue techniques, or the brute strength needed for bouldering or to intimidate mountains out of their lunch money. Outdoors, American Mountain Guide Association and Single Pitch–certified instructors teach alpinists skills that include how to secure top-rope anchors and how to climb ice or scale for sport. The centers' founders and their teams also organize climbing-centric programming that includes youth climbing teams and team-building events that challenge groups while forming bonds.