What You'll Get
It has been said that to find true joy, one must ingest a thousand rose petals, housebreak a camel, and scale the world's largest boulder. Today's Groupon gets you one step closer to that elusive feat: for $20, you get three weeks of unlimited climbing at The Circuit Bouldering Gym (a $42 value).
With two facilities, located on Southwest Macadam Avenue and 17th Avenue, The Circuit boasts two of the largest bouldering-only gyms in the world. Inside, climbers cling to low-to-the-ground rocks where they're free from ropes, harnesses, and hungry mountain goats. No experience is necessary, meaning novice climbers and hard-core devotees alike can creep under, over, and possibly through the colorful collection of faux boulders. The climbing routes change on a weekly basis, ensuring a varied selection of new challenges each visit. The kid-friendly gym also houses a special children's section, which features a climb up to a slide that ferries young explorers to the cushioned floor. Though no special equipment is required, climbing shoes ($4) and chalk buckets ($2) are available for rental. Minors are required to have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver prior to arrival.
Bouldering is a great way to build upper-body strength, improve flexibility, and burn calories from recent syrup-eating contests. With hard work and regular training, anyone of any age can learn this valuable getaway technique for quickly scaling walls and navigating neighborhood meteors.
- Matt Slayton, the operations manager, is keen on making sure the gym's 300+ problems change on a regular basis to keep this boulder field fresh and fun and he can back it up. "I'll be here until three in the morning everyday if I have to, to make sure the problems are being rotated out," he says. But don't worry, he shouldn't have to stay that late with the highly motivated and friendly staff he's assembled to keep the joint running smoothly. – Spencer Williams, Urban Climber
- Great place to boulder, the best I've been to [sic] the lower 48. – Andrea V., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Circuit Bouldering Gym
The Circuit is focused on providing a physically-challenging, yet upbeat environment that fosters a sense of motivation and community. With an emphasis on the sport of bouldering, The Circuit runs three of the country's largest bouldering gyms and offers beginner nights, introduction to bouldering classes, private lessons, after-school clubs, birthday parties, and free yoga and fitness classes — available with the purchase of a day pass, punch pass, or membership.