Contrary to what one might assume, rock climbing is not the opposite of rock tumbling, though it is still inadvisable to enjoy both activities concurrently. Learn to tumble upward with today's deal: for $17, you get a two-hour introductory rock-climbing lesson—including equipment rental and all-day climbing access (a $35 value)—at ROCK'n & JAM'n Indoor Climbing Facilities. This Groupon is valid at the Thornton and Centennial ROCK'n & JAM'n locations.
Designed as one of the tallest, steepest man-made climbing destinations in the Rocky Mountain region, ROCK'n & JAM'n challenges climbers new and old with a medley of nook- and cranny-laden walls. During the two-hour introductory lesson, ROCK'n & JAM'n's full-time, web-slinging instructors teach aspiring mountain goats the basics of belaying (a term used to describe rope management between climbing partners), safety, and how to avoid rookie climbing errors such as ignoring gravity and walking vertically up the wall. After two hours of training, you'll be free to spend the rest of the day taking on challenges such as Boulder or the neck-craning Front Canyon.
Lessons are open to climbers as young as 12 years old. Any participants younger than 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult, and all climbers under 18 must have a waiver (available here signed by an adult or guardian. Pre-registration is required.
ROCK'n & JAM'n has been reviewed by 365 Things To Do In Denver and Examiner. Eight Yelpers give the Thornton location a four-star average, and three Yelpers give the Centennial location a 4.5-star average. ROCK'n & JAM'n has more than 900 Facebook fans:
- From that first experience, I became hooked. And since moving back to Denver in the mid-90’s, I’ve been going to Rock’n & Jam’n to get my exercise and rock climbing fix. – Brad Hanks, 365 Things To Do In Denver
- The routes are overhanging, the bouldering cave is a playground, and climbers can continue their workout with aerobic and weight training equipment, campus and system boards, and a large stretching area. – Lauren Udwari, Examiner