What You'll Get
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. Today's Groupon invites you to live the life of a rock star: for $25, you get an introductory climbing lesson for two at Sacramento Pipeworks (a $58 value).
The vast climbing arena at Sacramento Pipeworks unfolds across 11,000 square feet of indoor adventurescape, including a 40-foot-high lead wall and more than 70 top and lead ropes. Your Groupon is good for an introductory climbing class for two, in which you'll be strapped up and thrown into the action-packed world of wall climbing. The highly trained staff of instructors will offer a full beginners’ rundown of wall-climbing basics before you and your chosen roommate or press secretary learn the ins and outs of the climbing arts. Safe-climbing procedures and beginners' belaying moves, as well as knot tying, top-rope-climbing methods, and wall-scaling slang are covered in this class, which will have you and your partner trading off the climbing and supporting roles, and eventually co-writing your Emmy acceptance speech. In addition to the class, you'll get a complete day pass and all the necessary rental equipment, so once you’ve learned the ropes, you'll be free to explore the crannies of the colorful climbarie until your fingers or toes tire of clutching the holds and puppies that pave your path to the top.
Must be at least 14 years old to participate.
Various local press including Examiner.com, Sacramento Press, and HelloSacramento.com featured Sacramento Pipeworks. Yelpers award the business an average of 4.5 stars, while seven CityVoters give it a perfect five stars. Five hundred forty Facebookers are fans:
- Sacramento Pipeworks has some of the most phenomenal climbing terrain that you will ever grab hold of. The main structure offers routes that start at moderate and range toward incredibly challenging. But not to fear, they have a whole wall designed specifically for beginners as well. – Anne Hart, Examiner.com
- People respect others' intentions of simply working out or climbing, and conversation remains on the friendly level. People are approachable and encouraging, which definitely helps with new climbers who might feel intimidated by the more experienced. – Mark Forsyth, Sacramento Press
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required. Listed location only. Both classes must be used in 1 visit. Must be at least 14. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.