Some people are born to run, and others are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today's Groupon for rock-climbing packages at MetroRock in Everett and Newburyport. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get a one-month membership (up to an $85 value), complete equipment rentals (a $10 value per day), and one 90-minute introductory class (a $40 value) at either location (up to a $185 total value).
- For $129, you get a 10-visit punch card (up to a $162 value) and equipment rental (a $10 value per day) at the Everett location (up to a $262 total value).
- For $129, you get a 10-visit punch card (up to a $162 value) and equipment rental (a $10 value per day) at the Newburyport location (up to a $262 total value).
MetroRock's indoor climbing facilities are some of the most extensive in the world, with the Everett superstructure housing more than 28,000 recently-expanded square feet of lifelike, forearm-challenging crags, crinks, and tiny protrusions. Taking a note from its bigger brother, Newburyport’s 12,000-square-foot space inspires climbers to conquer heights on new, state-of-the-rock surfaces and a wealth of gargantuan walls. Beginning mountain scalers learn the ropes of rock climbing during the introductory class, Basic Top Rope, which covers how to fit your harness, tie knots, safely belay, and feed a nest of abandoned eagle babies. Also covered are the basics of tending to a partner's not-falling needs and the required lingo of the indoor mountainside. The friendly atmosphere and top-notch instruction welcome climbers of all levels, from recent Everest conquerors to those who have scaled only perilous anthills.
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.