$49 for a One-Month Rock-Climbing Membership, Full Equipment Rental, and One Beginner-Level Class at MetroRock ($179 Average Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • All equipment included
  • Experienced instructors
  • Huge climbing area for all levels
  • Two locations

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Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a Tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today's Groupon to climbers' paradise MetroRock: for $49, you get a one-month membership ($85), complete equipment rentals ($9 per day), and one 90-minute introductory class ($40), at least a $179 total value (assuming six visits during the month). Get your rock on at either the Newburyport or Everett location.

MetroRock's facilities—some of the most extensive in the world—are so large they make indoors seem like outdoors. The newer Newburyport location hosts 12,000 square feet of state-of-the-rock climbable surface, and the Mount Everett facility features 17,000 square feet of lifelike, forearm-challenging crags, crinks, and tiny protrusions. The friendly atmosphere and top-notch instruction welcomes climbers of all levels, from recent Everest conquerors to beginners who have only scaled perilous sidewalks.

In the Basic Top Rope Climber beginner's class, you’ll get a complete introduction to the gnarltacular rock-climbing world and the age-old lessons of the Cult of the Rock Octopus. You'll get hip to the right harness fit and learn the ins, outs, and never-let-go-of-the-ropes of belay equipment, not to mention how to tie knots like a professional yodeling mountaineer. You'll also learn the basics of tending to your partner's not-falling needs, memorize the required lingo of the indoor mountainside, and learn how to properly feed a nest of abandoned eagle babies should you come across them cliff-side.

Reviews

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

Five GoCityKids reviewers rate MetroRock a perfect five stars. Four Insider Pagers and more than 40 Yelpers give it a four-star average. Neophytes and experts agree on the great climbing atmosphere:

  • 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

MetroRock

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.

Customer Reviews

They have best designed routes in the northeast. Very interesting, engaging, technical climbs you can't find anywhere else. A real climber's gym.
Jonathan M. · December 22, 2016
Great facility with lots of route options, which are updated frequently. The staff are very friendly!
David T. · October 6, 2016
Great place. Great staff. Great fun. If only they had a fully stocked weight room, this place would be perfect.
Don M. · September 26, 2016

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