Seven months ago, we featured a popular MetroRock deal for a small herd of loyal enthusiasts. To this day, curious mountain goats are still wondering when this indoor climbing facility will make its triumphant return. Today's deal finally silences the tingling in your wall-gripping fingers: for $49, your get one 90-minute Basic Top Rope Climber introductory class ($40) and a one-month membership ($85) including equipment fees ($9 per day), which is a $179 total value (assumes six visits during the month).
You can use your Groupon at either location (69 Norman St. in Everett and 40 Parker St. in Newburyport). Experienced climbers can choose to forgo the course and take advantage of the other components of the deal. MetroRock offers top-notch instruction and indoor climbing in a friendly atmosphere for climbers of all levels. Everest conquerors to beginners known mostly for scaling perilous sidewalks will get great joy out of navigating from grip to grip upward into other atmospheres and time zones. The facilities are so large that they make indoors seem like outdoors. The newer Newburyport location is 12,000 square feet of climable surface, while the Mount Everett facility boasts 17,000 square feet.
In the beginner's class, you’ll get a complete introduction to the rock-climbing world. Learn about the necessary harness and belay equipment and how to tie knots like a professional yodeling mountaineer. You'll also learn the basics of belaying and essential commands and lingo of the mountainside. Find out how to properly feed a nest of abandoned eagle babies should you come across this common occurrence while cliff-side.
Associated Content called MetroRock one of Boston’s Best Climbing Gyms:
- There's also a 3,500 square foot bouldering wall, which is a great challenge for any climber, and an alternative to regular climbing for those intimidated by heights. – Bambi Turner, Associated Content
- MetroRock is the best climbing gym in the Boston area. It is staffed with knowledgeable rock climbers (people obsessed with the sport) who are friendly and helpful to new and veteran climbers alike. Their "intro" class was very helpful in both the technical aspects of climbing (rope work, harnesses, belaying, etc) as well as tips for climbing more efficiently. – Craig I., Insider Pages
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.