Climbers scale mountains for the feeling of accomplishment and the heap of free flags waiting at the summit. Reach new personal heights with this Groupon.
$125 for a Five-Hour Climbing Expedition for Two ($250 Value)
An expert instructor takes novice climbers out on a Rocklock level 1 expedition in Leominster State Forest, imparting the basics of belaying, rappelling, and setting up safe and redundant anchors. All necessary gear is provided for each mountaineer, including a harness, helmet, belay device, and locking carabineer. Although climbing shoes aren’t required for this class, students can bring their own or reserve a rental pair ($10/day; not included with this Groupon) while calling to schedule their course.
North Ridge Mountain Guides
North Ridge Mountain Guides founder Jamie Leahy first fell in love with scaling peaks while tackling the heights of Mount Washington. The Instructor has since defied gravity on inclines of ice and rock around the United States and in Ecuador, summiting peaks of more than 19,000 feet to touch the sky and harvest his crops of clouds by following a simple philosophy: climb hard, climb safe. This mantra guides his approach to teaching the ins and outs of belaying and rappelling and steers the expeditions he leads up the less-traveled routes of Mount Monadnock. He also shares the art of ice climbing with pupils during introductory courses that delve into subjects such as crampon placement, swinging an ice axe, and how to read the ice, which often obscures its messages in Wingdings fonts.