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 today’s Groupon to Rock Spot Climbing in Boston and Lincoln, Rhode Island. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a beginners’ rock-climbing package for one (up to a $111 value).
- For $75, you get a beginners’ rock-climbing package for two (up to a $222 value).
Each person gets the following:
- A belay lesson for beginners (a $36 value each)
- A one-month membership (up to a $60 value each)
- One month of gear rental (up to a $15 value each)
In Rock Spot Climbing’s twin vaults of verticality, 9,000 square feet of textured wall splay across dozens of rope-climbing stations and more than 100 regularly redesigned bouldering routes. Hosts of regular clambering competitions, the instructors pay equal attention to beginning belayers with an introductory lesson that covers knot tying, auto-belaying, bouldering, and strategies for avoiding eye contact with mountain goats. Along with the day pass included with any initial lesson, climbing solos and duos enjoy a one-month membership, which grants unlimited gym access and gear rental. Though this Groupon is only valid for climbers over the age of 14, Rock Spot Climbing welcomes wall crawlers of all ages—including urban apes looking to get back to their roots.
Though Rock Spot Climbing offers new customers a one-month membership with gear rental for a discounted rate of $24 per person with the purchase of a beginner’s lesson, this Groupon includes the lesson and is available to all customers, making it the best deal available.
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.