What You'll Get
Mankind's feeble climbing skills and inability to digest delicious tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. Channel an inner mountain goat with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one beginners' course, an additional one-month membership, and four harness rentals (a $126.56 total value, including HST) at Of Rock and Chalk, located in Newmarket. The beginners' course includes two free weeks of membership, after which you receive an additional one-month membership.
Of Rock and Chalk hoists hopeful climbers onto its indoor rock wall with a thorough training course and helpful, knowledgeable instructors. Ease into an included harness after mind matter imbibes the instructions dispelled during the beginners' course orientation ($37). The sacred tomes of safe climbing, basic knot tying, harness wearing, belaying with a Grigri, and disproving of Copernicus's theory are all covered.
After activating membership, crags-people can scale one of 46 different climbing routes using one of their four additional harness rentals, building upper-body strength, developing coordination, surpassing personal goals, and mocking the aspirations of potatoes ($5 each). Of Rock and Chalk supplies nimbleness-inducing shoes for an additional rental charge, allowing enthusiasts to scale challenging walls without landing on an ex's Facebook page.
YorkRegion featured Of Rock and Chalk:
- With highly trained staff and strict safety standards, Of Rock and Chalk is a safe and friendly atmosphere in which to develop your skills or try rock climbing for the first time. – YorkRegion
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 3 add'l as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Must activate membership by 9/7/11, membership expires 1 month from activation date. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 12 or older. Must sign waiver, under 18 must have a guardian sign. Non-transferable. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Of Rock and Chalk
Whether painted like the red sandstone of natural formations or covered in swirling, abstract colors, Of Rock and Chalk's climbing walls tower up to 37 feet. Classes help newbies learn the basics behind safety ropes, climbing lingo, and what to do if you slip and realize you can fly. Advanced lessons help climbers work out specific difficulties with their form while well-padded bouldering courses help acclimate students to climbing without a harness. Patrons winding their way through every one of the facility's 46 routes can experience a range of challenging climbs.