Rock climbers are known for their strong will, athletic fitness, and ability to completely demolish metaphors. Wreck brick-wall symbolism with today’s Groupon to The Cliffs at Valhalla in Valhalla. Choose between the following two options:
•For $49, you get an adult Climbing 101 class ($40 value) and one month of unlimited climbing ($85 value), plus gear rental (up to a $108 value for a total $233 total value).
• For $39, you get one Family Learn to Climb Clinic for two ($60 value) and two weeks of unlimited climbing (an $85 value), plus gear for two (up to a $108 value for a total $253 value).
At The Cliffs at Valhalla, aspiring alpinists clamber in an indoor facility where 50 top ropes combine with 2,500 square feet of bouldering to create more than 200 unique climbs. Before traversing the Y-axis, drop into a Climbing 101 or family class, in which a certified professional instructor conveys safety skills, including knot tying, harness use, verbal commands, and belay technique. Gain unlimited access to a huge warehouse gymnasium space where climbers shimmy like sherpas over slabs, arêtes, roofs, and overhangs. The facility also features a workout area with climbing-specific training equipment to prepare students for midclimb flex-offs. Professional climbing gear populates the walls and racks of the on-site pro-shop and is available in brands such as Black Diamond, Petzl, Verve, and Blurr.
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.