A boost of adrenaline results from such acts as sidewalk chalking the town's water tower, water skiing in shark-infested waters, and running a marathon with your eyes closed and your house pet unattended. Safely raise epinephrine levels with today's Groupon to RockSport Indoor Climbing and Outdoor Guiding Center in Queensbury. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get two all-day indoor-climbing passes and two equipment rentals (a $32 value).
- For $99, you get one equipment rental, transportation, and one all-day, guided rock-climbing tour in the Adirondacks (a $200 value).
RockSport Indoor Climbing and Outdoor Guiding Center's staff brings more than 50 years of combined rock-climbing experience to indoor and outdoor rock walls, hosting climbing excursions for surface scalers of all skill levels. RockSport's year-round indoor-climbing facility is packed with 4,200 square feet of overhanging walls, bouldering caves, beginner walls, and statues of big-enough, friendly enough giants. The facility keeps the rocks ready from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday–Friday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Climbers must be age 5 and older to climb indoors and age 12 and older to belay.
Alternatively, Grouponventurers can schedule an appointment to ascend in the outdoors during a guided tour, which enables climbers to top-rope the Adirondacks from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour-goers can either scale challenging cliffs, such as the 400-foot Roger's Rock, or take it easy on milder stretches of mountain as they drink in the lush backdrop of Lake George and revel in freedom from their computers' obsessive neediness. Postclimb, the group heads back to RockSport's pro shop to stock up on gear and clothing and to bone up on the Adirondacks' cliffs, boulders, and least bitey goblins.
Rocksport Indoor Climbing & Outdoor Guiding Center
The staff members at Rocksport Indoor Climbing & Outdoor Guiding Center regularly explore the Adirondacks and mountain ranges throughout the world, mentally cataloging the frost-kissed crags and adrenaline-soaked sheer expanses. When they are not leading adventurers on ice-climbing expeditions or scrambling through narrow caves, the climbers can be found on the 4,400 square feet of climbing space at their facility. There, they teach students to how to deal with complex stone surfaces in order to navigate actual cliffs or volunteer at the local gargoyle shelter. Rocksport owner Tom Rosecrans leads the crew, lending knowledge from three Himalayan expeditions and his self-published book Adirondack Rock and Ice Climbs.
138 Quaker Rd.
Queensbury, New York 12804