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In March we featured a 90-minute beginner’s climbing safety lesson with MetroRock, Boston’s premier rock-climbing center. Today, back by popular demand, we’re offering another Groupon to MetroRock so those who missed out the first time can get in on the climbing action.
Today, $49 gets you a Groupon good for a 90-minute introductory class and a one-month membership (including free equipment rental) to either MetroRock location (69 Norman St. in Everett and 40 Parker St. in Newburyport). MetroRock offers top-notch instruction and indoor climbing in a friendly atmosphere for climbers of all levels. Buy two Groupons and learn how to climb with someone you trust. Buy three and learn to climb with someone you’re highly suspicious of and someone you trust watching that person.
In this beginner’s class, you’ll get a complete introduction to the rock-climbing world. The class is a great way for those who bought our first Groupon to continue their rock-climbing education. Learn more about:
- The equipment: How do I use a harness and what is a belay device?
- Knots: How do I best tie my rope to make sure I don’t fall?
- Belaying: What is this?
- Commands: How do I best communicate with my climbing partner?
Use what you learned in your introductory class with the one-month membership (normally $85) and free equipment rental (normally $9/day) this Groupon gets you at MetroRock. Both facilities have state-of-the-art, professionally crafted climbing walls.
- “I went there a couple of times at night and the crowd couldn’t be better. And I once went there in the early afternoon and had dozens upon dozens of walls to myself and my partner.”– Dan M.
- “Great rock gym. They have a very large space to accommodate lots of boulderers and top-ropers with many different routes to try. They’re sticklers about the belay test, but that’s a plus. Friendly, helpful and accessible staff. It’s a very welcoming atmosphere for all skill levels.” – Bryanne R.
- “What I particularly loved was the community there. Climb often enough and you meet people who share your schedule–and suddenly you’re trading beta and approaching new challenges together.” – Nooney X.
Surgeon General's Rock-Climbing Warning
When rock climbing, balance may be disrupted by normal bodily functions (breathing, massive coronary attacks, etc.). The bodily function most disruptive to rock-climbing is child birth. Juggling a newborn at high altitudes is challenging (unless the umbilical chord is improbably tied in a belay harness at birth). Due to these risks, third-trimester pregnant women are not allowed to participate in today’s amazing deal on a beginner’s rock-climbing lesson.
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.