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 $15, you get a one-day pass, safety harness, chalk, and shoe rental from Texas Rock Gym, located on Campbell Road (up to a $29.99 value).
Voted Best Indoor Rock Gym by KRPC CityVoter 2010, Texas Rock Gym features 14,000 square feet of climbable surface, providing a playground for adventurous soles. With this deal, rock rangers can strap themselves into a provided harness and hook onto one of the 45 top-rope stations, working their way up the walls courtesy of the grip-happy climbing shoes. Chalk bags keep paws dry while climbers challenge themselves to the tops of any of the frequently updated routes.
Those who have disliked ropes ever since an ostrich beat them in a jump-rope competition can scurry over to the bouldering cave, in which climbers can take on solid rock faces without the assistance of a harness.
The Houston Register Magazine named Texas Rock Gym the toughest workout in Houston, and it has been featured in PlanetEye Traveler's online magazine iStopOver. Fifteen Yelpers give the gym an average of four stars, and three Citysearchers give it a five-star average. More than 2,150 Facebookers like Texas Rock Gym.
- A fun way to get out and have a good time while doing a challenging activity is easy to find at Houston’s largest indoor rock climbing gym. No matter if you are an experienced climber or just trying it out for the first time, the climbing gym will keep you on your toes, build confidence with heights, and help strengthen your upper body. – Katrina Verweel, PlanetEye Traveler
- Cool place for a challenge (even if you're afraid of heights)! Kid and family friendly. – Dinorah H., Yelp, 9/27/10
Texas Rock Gym
Inside Texas Rock Gym, over 14,000 square feet of climbable surface wait to be gripped and clambered over by novice and expert climbers, who navigate routes that are regularly altered to keep things fresh. The gym’s mandatory orientation ensures that each visitor observes proper safety measures during their climb. Following orientation, climbers can strap themselves to a harness at one of more than 40 rope stations and begin top-rope climbing up lofty heights, while more advanced climbers lead trips up over complex courses or the stone faces of former presidents. Climbers can also skip the harnesses altogether and try their hand at bouldering across height-restricted surfaces, or head to one of the gym’s Tai Chi or Yoga classes.