The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost’s tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$12 for a rock-climbing and ice-cream outing for one (up to a $24.99 total value)
- A full-day climbing pass for one (up to a $15 value)
- Gear rental for one (a $5 value)
- Like It–size Cold Stone custom ice cream (a $4.99 value)<p>
$19 for the above deal for two (up to a $49.98 value)<p>
Clients strap on rental harnesses and shoes before worming up the purple-hued heights of the facility’s climbing surfaces. Solo climbers can hoist themselves safely up the 31-foot wall using auto-belay equipment, and pairs spot each other or forgo intimidating height to tackle the 2,800-square-foot bouldering course. Air conditioning keeps climbers cool, and visitors of all levels can consult the knowledgeable staff about climbing techniques and mountain-friendly modern-dance moves. After exercise, visitors may travel to the Cold Stone Creamery located in the Kierland Commons to slurp down a Like It–size cup of create-your-own ice cream.<p>
AZ on the Rocks
Christened Best Family Entertainment Value in AZCentral.com’s Readers' Choice poll, AZ on the Rocks encourages beginners and seasoned climbers to higher levels of scaling skill with 14,000 square feet of ascendable terrain. They happily host birthday parties or freestyle-climbing sessions in their air-conditioned climbing facility, which houses 50 top ropes, a cave, and 2,800 square feet of bouldering. They also teach classes for adults and children and hold private lessons, which can grant clients access to the repelling platform. Additionally, AZ on the Rocks has a youth-climbing team, team-building programs, and full gym stacked with cardio machines, weight machines, free weights, and yoga which can be accessed via monthly memberships or day passes. At AZ on the Rocks, all participants must have a properly completed digital waiver form. For those under the age of 18 this must be completed by their own parent, no exceptions so birthday girls, boys, and belayers may brave indoor peaks for free on their day of special-suit wearing.