A rock climber, like a social climber, needs to navigate various pitfalls and obstacles in order to make it to the top and secure a piglet play-date with Paris Hilton. Don a harness in the name of hierarchy with today's Groupon: for $39, you get an indoor rock-climbing beginner lesson and one-month membership at Peaks Indoor Rock Climbing in St. Catharines. Peaks' indoor rock-climbing playground boasts 60 climbing routes, overhangs, a climbing cave, and leading walls for crack- and crevice-loving climbers, as well as brag-worthy bouldering to challenge virtuosic veterans and engage novices. During a one-hour beginner lesson with all rental equipment included, prospective peakspersons learn the techniques of climbing, belaying, and safety to get them rock ready for one month of climbing time. Membership includes harness rental only, but indoor rock climbing presents a safe and exciting mental and physical challenge that, like Scrabble, also offers a great workout.
Peaks Indoor Rock Climbing
At Peaks Indoor Rock Climbing, seasoned instructors introduce bipeds to the world of vertical crawling during lessons on more than 60 textured walls. During each session, tutors impart the basic techniques of climbing and belaying while also covering safety tips and the mental benefits of the sport’s myriad challenges. Membership packages grant access to rental harnesses for use of the facility's rugged walls, cracks, overhands, and climbing caves. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, introductory lessons are mandatory for all beginning climbers, whether or not they were raised by a trip of mountain goats.