What You'll Get
At the dawn of the world, everyone rock-climb-commuted to work. It was only after the invention of falling, however, that rock climbing became thrilling, sexy, and glamorous. Today's Groupon invites you to live the life of a rock star: for $24, you get a one-month membership with gear and a belay lesson (a $60 value) at Rock Spot Climbing in Lincoln. This Groupon is valid at both the Lincoln and Boston metro locations.
Rock Spot Climbing’s state-of-the-art facilities provide vertical relief for humans bored by the tedium of everyday horizontal existence. After an initial belay lesson (a $36 value) that instructs beginners on the basics, clients will work their vestigial mountain-goat muscles during a solid month of membership (a $24 value, equipment rental included) at either of Rock Spot’s faux-rock locations. With feet shoe-shod, bodies harnessed, and fingers blessed by lucky chalk dust, climbers can cling to holds lackadaisically and boulder with reckless abandon, confident in the auto-belayers and crash pads that anxiously await their chance to protect the ground from unsightly you-shaped dents. The newly renovated indoor gym features more than 10,000 square feet of textured, 30-foot walls, more than 50 rope stations, and multifarious bouldering routes in the dedicated bouldering cave, satisfying even the most implacable climbers with numerous opportunities to anticlimactically cliff-hang.
Rock Spot Climbing opens its doors from 10 a.m. to midnight every day, and the climate-controlled environment lets sore-armed forearms unwind in a lounge with free WiFi, vending machines, and a changing room with showers. To maintain high safety standards, the gym stocks heavy-duty equipment and staffs reliable instructors who constantly monitor the venue for potential hazards, such as territorial snow leopards. A partner is required for top-roping, so commission a friend to belay you as you slither frantically up Rock Spot’s walls and seek a safe alcove in which to lay your eggs.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 2, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must be 14 or older. Belay lesson must be taken on your first visit. Reservation required. Partner required for Top Rope activity. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Rock Spot Climbing
South Boston is the newest location of Rock Spot Climbing’s multiple locations, where colorful footholds and route markers sprawl along artificial rocks create diverse climbing surfaces for every major discipline. Dozens of top-rope stations challenge climbers to scale the wall in safety, whether belayed by a human companion or hooked up to an auto-belay unit that reduces the risk of conversation. Meanwhile, others eschew ropes in order to tackle bouldering routes on low-altitude obstacles littered with arches, steep faces, and caves. The climbing courses vary for all skill levels, ranging from sheer faces with ample handholds to cliffs for expert climbers and lemmings. The South Boston location offers free, off-street parking as well as an indoor parking area for bikes. Rock Spot Climbing also features skilled instructors that lead afterschool classes to teach kids the art of competitive climbing.