Scamper up walls like a man with incredibly long legs and rubber-cement hands. With today's deal, $25 gets you one month of unlimited climbing at Summit Climbing Gym (a $50 value). This seven-days-a-week Grapevine facility will help you reach new heights, gain upper-body strength, and become more endurancey.
Your one-month membership entitles you to all the gear you need to scale rocks, ascend rocks, and yell at rocks. As you develop your derring-do, move from easier courses peppered with large rocks to steeply sloping walls with tiny toeholds, after which you might need to take a breather in the lounge area. Summit Climbing Gym also boasts the only 30-foot rappel tower in the Metroplex, so after an invigorating climb to the top, you may need 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."
One Yelper gives Summit a flawless score:
- Of all the climbing gyms in the metroplex (and I've been to 'em all), I think this place is the winner, hands down...Beginners, experts and in betweeners can all enjoy without having to do the same courses over and over. – Anika F.
Common Oxygen Deprivation Symptoms to Avoid
One benefit of joining a climbing gym instead of climbing an actual mountain is that you’ll avoid the effects of Oxygen Deprivation Syndrome, or “Mountain Madness.” On high peaks, the lower oxygen levels in the air lead to confusion, dizziness, and irreversible insanity. Here are the common symptoms of oxygen deprivation:
2,000 Feet: You begin to think that maybe the third Matrix movie wasn’t so bad.
10,000 Feet: You start to realize that most newspaper articles are about you. Your lighthearted dementia endears you to your climbing partners.
15,000 Feet: Everyone is secretly attempting to steal your gold fillings. It’s clear that everyone but you is going insane.
20,000 Feet: You’re totally unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality. This stinks because in real life you’re a millionaire married to Cindy Crawford, but all your fantasies are about dying on a mountain.
30,000 Feet: You can’t believe there’s an Applebee’s up here. There isn’t.
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Summit Climbing, Yoga & Fitness
Summit Climbing, Yoga & Fitness sprawls across 10,000 square feet lined with towering structures for boundless bouldering and rope climbing along with its own onsite yoga studio. Manmade walls adorned with brightly colored handholds emerge from the ground, daring aspiring climbers to decode their paths. Fingertips dipped in rock chalk learn to cling to the hardened monoliths with firm grace, keeping on the lookout for the single book spine that triggers access to a revolving door and secret chocolate fountain. Guests can gab with experts about form and new-equipment purchases at the climb shop, or take a breather on a comfy couch to rest, reflect on a new route, or admire their brand-new Popeye forearms.
In addition to its scaling structures, Summit Climbing, Yoga & Fitness hosts yoga classes in an on-site studio to boost climbing flexibility. Here, guests choose from a variety of formats, including CoreFusion, Slow Flow, Power Yoga, and Yin Yoga, a pose-intensive class that helps range of motion and strengthen connective tissues.