What You'll Get
Before the development of proper climbing methods, people ascended cliffs by stacking accumulated copies of National Geographic or simply taking the escalator. Learn how to climb when the elevator is out of service with today's Groupon at Rise Up Climbing, located in Lynchburg. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one adult full-day pass, admission to a training class, and equipment rental (a $25 value)
- $20 for two adult full-day passes, two admission to a training class, and equipment rental (a $50 value)
Owned by Dan Hague, co-author of The Self-Coached Climber, Rise Up Climbing safely sends climbers of all skills levels to the top of the walls and boulders in its welcoming indoor gym. With this deal, you’ll be apart of an introductory climbing course and recieve hands-on instruction in small groups. Students are supplied with shoes, harness, and chalk bag before initiation into safety rules and basic techniques. Rise Up Climbing’s gym features a 40-foot wall studded with grips, stepping stones, and discarded Sesame Street vinyls, as well as two angular bouldering (free-climbing) walls chiseled with overhangs and arêtes.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 14 or older. Must sign parental waiver if under 18. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Rise Up Climbing
Dan Hague is something of an expert on the sport of rock climbing. He even co-authored a book on the subject, The Self-Coached Climber, that lays out how amateur climbers can improve their skills on their own. Of course, if beginners and intermediate climbers want some help learning the ropes, he's more than happy to offer his expert guidance to them as well at his own facility, Rise Up Climbing. The 6,000-square-foot space houses roped climbing and bouldering walls that tower as high as 40 feet in certain spots. Lest beginners shake in their harnesses at the sight of the towering wall, the half-hour Basic Skills course teaches small groups the fundamentals of climbing, such as how to properly don a harness, belay for a partner, and talk trash to a conquered route.