Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a Tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today's Groupon to climbers' paradise at Stone Moves Indoor Rock Climbing. For $10, you get one pass good for a full-day's climbing ($12) and all the equipment you need to scale rocks, ascend rocks, and yell at rocks, including a harness ($2), climbing shoes ($3), and a chalk bag ($2) (a $19 total value). No climbing experience is necessary.
A vertical puzzle solved with your body, rock climbing demands total physical and mental focus—perfect for those tired of the same old gym routine and even the most jaded extremeatude addict. Stone Moves' carefully plotted routes accommodate both newcomers afraid of igneous rock and seasoned veterans salty with sweat and the cool, confident insouciance of someone who knows what it takes to be admired for not looking like he wants to be admired. As you muster your derring-do, move from hand-loving jugs and easier courses to steeply sloping walls with tiny toeholds. After your invigorating climb to the top, feel free to take a moment to quietly bask in your triumph over gravity, the most mean-spirited mass-attracting natural phenomenon.
Rock climbing exercises your body and your wits. Each climb challenges you to decide the best route to the summit while clinging to tiny faux-rock outcroppings using muscles. Round up a group of friends and compete in what many call "chess, but with more physical exertion and not on a chessboard." Under the watchful eye of Stone Moves' experienced staff, your hands will transform into rubber suckers that emit pleasant popping noises as you clamber up, down, and over the numerous square feet of varied and realistic climbing terrain replete with crags, under-hangs, handbags, pine trees, and angry squirrels.
- I climb at Stone Moves 3 to 4 times a week. The workout I get is better than anything I have ever tried in the past. For the guys and girls who work out in the gym, climbing is a great way to get your back and bicepts [sic] worked in a way that you won't believe. – Big Rig, Google Maps
- My kids had a great time rock climbing! It was a different activity for them, and was nice and cool during a hot Houston day. My daughter even wants to have her birthday party there now! The staff was very helpful, too. – Mary T., Parents Connect
Stone Moves Indoor Rock Climbing
Stone Moves Indoor Rock Climbing's multicolored crags rise from padded floors, creating a safe environment for top ropers, lead climbers, and boulderers alike to practice their vertical virtuosity. Each climbing and lesson package includes rental equipment such as a harness, helmet, climbing shoes, and chalk bag, but does not come with any Spiderman webbing. During the one-hour private sessions, instructors tutor wall scalers on the basic techniques of climbing and belaying, and also cover safety tips before pupils test-climb their new skills. Bouldering walls rise at gradual and sharp angles, allowing novice climbers to achieve their dreams of being stalactites for a day and membership holders to gain unlimited access to the gym's challenging crags.