If the Indiana Jones films have taught us anything, it is that in order to have a successful teaching career, one must train one's upper body to be adept at dangling. Prepare for a future in education with today's Groupon to The Bouldering Garden. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a two-hour group climbing party for up to five people (up to a $90 value).
- For $25, you get a two-week unlimited individual pass with rentals (a $50 value).
The Bouldering Garden is a full-service rock gym that uses its breadth of bouldering knowledge to deck the walls with myriad climbing problems ripe for solving. Jam and stem up a multitude of dihedrals, hang from a stalactite, or latch on to a 45-degree overhang, various arêtes, and more.
During the climbing party, wall-tacklers can clamber up and over mental and physical obstacles with a group of up to five people. Included equipment keeps the partiers properly outfitted and safe, and two hours of astute instructor guidance helps everyone conquer overconfident walls. Cushy crash pads line the floors below, bestowing climbers with the confidence to take risks as they cling to cliffs like clouds scared of their own thunder. Groups of boulderers can use the party to build trust and teamwork, hone their synchronized climbing skills, or spell out words with their bodies.
The two-week unlimited pass gets single guests an entrance to open-gym hours, allowing climbers to hone their skills in a more solitary fashion. This option includes shoe, chalk bag, and harness rentals, as well as an introductory lesson for those not born on the sheer side of a mountain, or for those who were and have since fallen into the mountain’s disapproval.
The Bouldering Garden
The Bouldering Garden presents a thriving, indoor oasis of climbing apparatuses, including a pair of copious caves, a tread wall, a balancing board, and a large stalactite. Designed primarily for bouldering, the facility brims with training opportunities for advanced climbers, as well as learning opportunities for students of the sport. Professional instructors consistently roam the grounds to maintain a safe environment during rock climbing games or rope challenges, and soft landing pads strewn across the floors and in the snake pit absorb falls in a cushy manner that justifies their annual spot atop the Christmas lists of crash-test dummies. In addition to its rocky endeavors, The Bouldering Garden also leads zip-lining adventures, and its onsite shop stocks visitors with the latest in climbing gear. The center also promotes the sport as a healthy family activity and offers discounts for parent-child memberships.
5400 St. Charles Rd.
Columbia, Missouri 65201Get Directions