Rock climbers are known for their strong will, athletic fitness, and ability to completely demolish metaphors. Wreck up brick wall symbolism with today’s Groupon: For $30, you get a Intro to Climbing class and two weeks of unlimited climbing at Cliffs at Valhalla (an $83 value).
Owner Mike Wolfert founded the Cliffs at Valhalla to bring his passion for climbing to the wider community. The indoor experience begins with Intro to Climbing, a three-hour class with a certified professional instructor that confers all the safety skills needed for the climbing gym, including knot tying, harness use, verbal commands, and belay technique. After your training, get two weeks of unlimited climbing in the Cliffs at Valhalla’s huge warehouse gymnasium space, featuring more than 50 top ropes—though climbers are advised to stay away from the rope in the billiards room, 2500 square feet of bouldering with top-outs, adding up to more than 200 professionally-set climbs. The facility also features a clean locker room and a pro-shop if you decide to buy your own climbing gear or your own professional climber. Check the class schedule to get started.
- Tons of climbing! Over 200 top rope routes, a huge lead area, and 2500 sq. ft of bouldering with top outs. The gym also offers the biggest climbing shop in the NY metro area, cardio machines, and a training area with a campus board, rock rings, and a hang board. – UrbanClimber magazine
- I've been to my fair share of Rock Gyms and I can say this one by far takes the cake. – Brian P., Yelp
The Cliffs at Valhalla
At The Cliffs at Valhalla, professional setters map out more than 200 new climbs every three months. It’s part of the gym’s mission to keep routes as challenging and engaging as those found outdoors.
Though ideal for skilled climbers, the gym caters to first-timers too. Certified instructors lead adult classes in climbing basics. Staff members guide customers to the proper gear and yodeling song books at the pro shop, and they even created a fitness area with climbing-specific cardio training equipment and yoga classes to complement the climbing terrain.
The Cliffs at Valhalla also readies kids for climbing. Climbing camp lets kids experience indoor and outdoor climbing, and award-winning birthday parties furnish groups with private climbing walls and a 1:5 instructor to student ratio.