Today's Groupon gets you an all-day rock-climbing pass and all the equipment you need at Phoenix Rock Gym. With more than 15,000 square feet of textured climbing terrain, a two-tiered bouldering area, and 56 top ropes, Phoenix Rock Gym's sculpted climbing surfaces with numerous, continually changing climbing routes challenge novice and expert climbers alike. These aren't your ordinary fake rocks, they're fake rocks fit for a king—king who rule the walls with an iron fist made out of gold.
If you're new to rock-groping or don't remember how to abseil and belay, don't worry about it. Phoenix Rock Gym's expert, friendly staff will teach everything you need to know to safely climb. Plus, the ropes are already hanging, so all you need to do is tie-in and climb.
Climbing in a rock gym is nothing like grappling the plywood-and-plastic climbing walls at a company picnic. Rock-gym walls are covered with textured products that mimic the conditions of real rocks (faces, cracks, varied holds, and sharp angles included). Veteran climbers say rock climbing is sort of like training and running a marathon, but you get the adrenaline rush in shorter, more intensely concentrated spurts. Indoor climbing is a great way for someone to get started, or a perfect after-work or climb-during-hazardous-downpour alternative for experienced climbers who want continuous practice. Buy a few Groupons and learn how to climb with people you trust; buy three and learn to climb with people you're highly suspicious of and friends you trust watching them.
Yelpers give Phoenix Rock Gym a perfect five stars:
- The staff is always very friendly and helpful... Beyond the stress relief and the mental challenge of climbing, it's an amazing workout...I can't say enough good things about PRG. – David U.
- This place is awesome. Its [sic] a great place to go for fun. i love how great you feel when you get to the top of the wall. – Jessica B.
- This is the finest rock gym in the Valley and has been around the longest. – Shiloh D.
Phoenix Rock Gym
With walls stretching to heights of 30 feet and more than 15,000 square feet of climbing surface, Phoenix Rock Gym is an impressive sight to behold. Seasoned instructors stand at the foot of ropes and bouldering walls, guiding clients of all ages who scamper up and down faces, cracks, arêtes, and chimneys within the comfort of a climate-controlled gym, safe from mountain goats that have developed a taste for human gym shorts. The gym's assortment of more than 50 courses accommodates all skill levels, from first-time climbers to the seasoned scalers of the Phoenix New Times. Staff members switch up holds and paint colors regularly to keep climbs from getting stale.