Rock climbing engages all of the body's skills, from its strength as it muscles up the wall, to its flag-making prowess as it claims mountaintop colonies. Plot the path onward and upward with today's Groupon: for $14, you get rock-climbing day passes, equipment rental, and belay instruction for two at Rök Haus in Lafayette.
Rök Haus stimulates bodies and minds with a slew of scalable, bronze-hued surfaces designed to accommodate any skill level. Friendly staff members and sherpas-in-training help guests effectively surmount the indoor cliffs, outfitting gravity-rebelling bodies with the included shoes and harnesses. A quick belay instruction initiates patrons in the art of rope safety, allowing biceps to get to work on vertical playgrounds without fear of missteps. The introductory walls slowly wean guests off the horizontal plane, and the advanced surfaces challenge climbers' planning, strength, and flexibility, like playing a game of Twister with Spiderman.
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.