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. Live the life of a rock star with today's Groupon: for $7, you get a day pass, belay instruction, and shoe and harness rental at Rök Haus in Lafayette (a $15 value).
The bronze-hued climbing walls circumnavigating Rök Haus' interior offer hands and feet of all skills and sizes an assortment of climbable challenges. The day pass allows Edmund-Hillary-wannabes to solve the vertical puzzle via body for the whole day, and includes shoe rentals and belaying instruction so climbers can learn the fundamentals from the ground up. Harness rentals are also included in this deal, essential for those who aren't blessed with trace amounts of mountain goat DNA in their genetic makeup to climb to the top of the walls. After an invigorating day of climbing to the top, feel free to take a moment to quietly bask in triumph over gravity, the most mean-spirited mass-attracting natural phenomena.
Rök Haus poses challenges for all levels of climber via wall surfaces that span from introductory routes to treacherous inversions, which summon strength and smarts from even the most accomplished scrambler. The friendly staff keeps a lookout for safety while competitive climbers try to navigate the central climbing boulder’s circuitous network of pathways, ensuring that the climbers do not seek guidance by bribing a local troll with Tootsie Rolls. Between ascents, climbers can take a break from the rigorous physical and mental exertion on one of the couches in the relaxation area adjacent to the climbing walls.
109 Grand Ave.
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503Get Directions