For $70, today's side deal gets you an outdoor Real Rock Introduction class and a one-day climbing pass with equipment rental included (a $145 total value) at MetroRock Indoor Climbing. This Groupon is valid for redemption at MetroRock's locations in Everett and Newburyport.
MetroRock provides wall-warriors of all abilities with state-of-the-art climbing facilities and professional instruction in incline-scaling. With the Real Rock Instruction course (regularly $120), beginning belayers will take to nearby outdoor climbing surfaces for a half day of tutelage in the basics of rock climbing on actual rocky terrain. Aspiring mountain goats will learn how to use climbing equipment, the key to well-tied knots, helpful climbing techniques, and necessary safety precautions to take when conquering crags. The course is offered throughout the summer, with current scheduled dates listed on the course page, and MetroRock adding additional dates to accommodate demand.
Once you've mastered mountains, hit one of MetroRock's indoor climbing spaces with a day pass (regularly $16), where you'll scale artificial edifices with the help of an all-inclusive equipment package (regularly $9) containing shoes, a harness, a belay device, a carabiner, and a chalk bag. MetroRock's Everett location features more than 17,000 square feet of climbing surface area at heights of up to 45 feet, while the Newburyport location contains more than 12,000 square feet of climbing surface area, as well as some of the East Coast's largest dedicated bouldering surfaces.
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- MetroRock is the first rock gym I went to in the Boston Area, and it's the one that keeps me coming back for more. Not only are the climbs long, but there are enough at different skill levels to suit everyone. – Stefanie M., Insider Pages
- This is a great place to learn the right technique to climbing. The staff is very knowledgeable. – V.S., 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.