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$54 for a Basic Climbing Skills Outdoor Rock-Climbing Course from Rock About ($100 Value). Ten Dates Available.

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In a Nutshell

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

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 14th, 2013. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must reserve via email 7 days in advance. 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.

The Deal

$54 for a basic climbing skills outdoor rock-climbing course (a $100 value)

All classes take place on a Saturday, beginning at 8:15 a.m. until around 1 p.m., before temperatures get too high. Additionally, most of the climbing takes place in shaded areas. Choose from the following dates:

  • September 28
  • October 5
  • October 12
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9
  • November 16
  • November 30
  • December 14

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.


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99% of 183 customers recommend

  • “Adam and Carlos were great. Very friendly and highly competent at teaching in a safe and fun environment. ”

  • “Had a great time. Adam was a great guide.”

  • “The instructor/guide gave good instruction, was very personable and knowledgeable. Everything was ready and pre-set-up before we got there, so there was no wasting...”

    “The instructor/guide gave good instruction, was very personable and knowledgeable. Everything was ready and pre-set-up before we got there, so there was no wasting time. I was concerned ahead of time that the time we would spend hiking in and out would count towards the climbing time, but it didn't We got a full 4 hours of climbing time.”

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    Rock-About

    23610 Hamilton Pool Road

    Dripping Springs, TX 78620

    +15124150804

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