What You'll Get
The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost's tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a four-hour outdoor rock-climbing session from The Southern Terrain, with locations in San Diego and Escondido (a $125 value).
The team at The Southern Terrain helps active outdoorspeople to reach new heights with adventure programs, corporate-training programs, altitude training, and adventure-fitness activities. Wilderness First Responder–certified guides lead small teams at a ratio of 8:1 through the canyons, trails, and gremlin tunnels of two climbing locations. Enjoy scenic views of the lake and surrounding hills while tackling a steep face at Lake Dixon. Alternatively, sky seekers navigate more than 5,800 acres of hills and canyons at Mission Trails Regional Park, which tests scalers with pure-granite faces that provide chic surfaces for climbing or chopping turnips. The park's Mission Gorge challenges climbers with many cracks and face-climbing routes for beginners all the way up to challenging 5.10-grade climbs. All necessary equipment is included, but climbers should bring their own hiking shoes and a lyre to help to coax rocks into letting scalers climb them.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per person per day visiting. Reservation required; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be 10 or older. Must sign waiver. Must bring hiking shoes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Southern Terrain
Kayakers glide past ice shelves in the glacial waters of Patagonia. A continent over, hikers pose for a picture at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro—the highest point in Africa—before looking out onto the Tanzanian landscape. The Southern Terrain's team of licensed, bonded, and insured outdoor enthusiasts coordinates once-in-a-lifetime trips like these to storied destinations around the world.
To facilitate safe and memorable experiences, fitness experts arrange adventure-training programs so that explorers arrive ready not only to climb, hike, and kayak, but also to handle elevated altitudes. The professionally guided excursions typically maintain a traveler-to-guide ratio of eight to one. To support eco-friendly travel, The Southern Terrain partners with the nonprofit program iJourney Green, which helps adventurers to sustain the parts the world they visit.