Rock About

Southwest Travis

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In a Nutshell

Instructors supply gear during course that teaches fledgling climbers basic skills out on real rock faces

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 7-day advance reservation required via email. Must be 10 or older to climb; 17 and younger must be accompanied by a guardian. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

$49 for a Basic Climbing Skills Outdoor Rock-Climbing Course ($100 Value)

All classes take place on a Saturday. Choose from the following dates:

  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29
  • July 6
  • July 13
  • July 20
  • July 27

During the 101: Basic Climbing Skills course, budding climbers learn the ropes and practice basic skills on diverse faces and slabs. Instructors distribute safety gear, helmets, harnesses, and rocket-powered grappling hooks before moving on to scaling techniques. Participants learn how to simplify scrambles up sheer slabs, vertical faces, and daring cracks. Skills practiced include hands-on top-rope climbs, voice commands, and proper belay safety.

Rock About

When students sign on for a Rock About climbing class, they don't just learn to rope their way up mountainsides and trade banter with goats. The company's certified guides also educate clients about the cultural history and complex geology of the climbing sites. On climbing treks to Reimers Ranch Park, owner Adam Mitchell and his team teach top-roping and belaying techniques while exploring the notion that climbing allows humankind to commune safely with the earth's natural wonders. For those uneasy about vertical exploration, the guides offer non-climbing adventures such as interpretive hikes.

Customer Reviews

Awesome instructor
Karen V. · June 23, 2013
Had a great time. Adam was a great guide.
Catherine Z. · November 11, 2013
I will go back to Rock-about again!
Michael B. · October 28, 2013
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    Southwest Travis

    23610 Hamilton Pool Road

    Dripping Springs, TX 78620

    +15124150804

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