While most mountainsides extricated themselves from warm homes and set up existences in harsh environments, a few remained indoors due to seasonal allergies and fears of rainbows. Pay a visit to these sensitive surfaces with today's Groupon: for $25, you get three adult day passes to The Crag Indoor Rock Climbing Gym in Brownsburg (a $60 value).
The Crag purveys high-altitude fitness opportunities within a welcoming family-oriented environment. Under the surveillance of certified instructors, climbers of all skill levels are encouraged to test gravity defiance by scaling one of the facility's multiple vertical ranges, which are covered with state-of-the-art textured products that mimic the conditions of real rocks (indentions, protrusions, overhangs, underhangs, and cracks included). Preliminary orientations are led by expert rock-jocks and provide instruction on how to safely utilize equipment such as harnesses, belay devices, and cloud-capturing nets. Aside from access to vertical adventure, day passes include all the gear necessary to conquer the rugged surfaces, though customers can opt to provide their own equipment or fashion handheld suction cups out of neighborhood tree frogs.
Indoor climbing is a great way for beginners to get started and a perfect after-work and climb-during-inclement-weather alternative for experienced climbers who want continuous practice. A few sessions at The Crag will also ease the morning commute of anyone whose office is located in an unscalable mountain fortress.
The Crag Indoor Rock Climbing
Though it's an airy indoor facility, The Crag Indoor Rock Climbing gym gleans its name from the jagged outdoor cliffs that climbing enthusiasts often strive to summit. Designed by a respected indoor rock-wall builder, The Crag safely recreates the excitement of inching up a punishing rock formation. However, not every wall at the facility is so challenging. It's frequently populated by skilled youth climbers and kids as young as 8. The younger climbers at The Crag often become adept through joining the youth climbing team, or by attending the gym's skill-building summer camp, where campers learn to scale walls by practicing belaying, top roping, and stealing Batman's utility belt. The facility's designer also kept adults and seasoned practitioners in mind by creating more than 100 routes that range in difficulty from beginner to more advanced.