What You'll Get
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. Channel your inner action hero with today’s Groupon to The Crag at Cool Springs in Franklin. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get an intro-to-rock-climbing package (a $30 value) and an additional day pass to use at a later time (a $13 value; a $43 total value).
- For $28, you get an intro-to-rock-climbing package for two (a $60 value).
- For $32, you get a one-month membership (a $50 value) that includes rental shoes, chalk, and a harness (a $20 value; a $70 total value).
- For $60, you get a 10-visit pass that includes rental shoes, chalk, and a harness (a $140 value).<p>
The intro to rock-climbing package includes:<p> * Rental shoes, chalk, and a harness for each climber * A belay lesson * One one-day climbing pass for the climber for future use<p>
Rising above a soft, padded floor, The Crag at Cool Springs’s 6,700 square feet of vertical terrain creates a two-story indoor canyon that facilitates gravity defying. Instructors begin intro-to-rock-climbing classes by outfitting climbers with rental shoes, bags of chalk, and breadcrumbs to mark their trail before ensuring that harnesses are properly buckled. Novice scalers then delve into the fundamentals of rope security systems during the following 15–30-minute lesson, practicing belay setup and learning safety checks and commands. The coach also details the classification of climbing routes graded by difficulty, then an officiate releases a dove with a chocolate bar strapped to it for scalers to pursue.
Those purchasing one-month memberships and 10-day passes can also encounter a 20-minute safety orientation and belay lesson, so they will be ready to hit the steep slopes regardless of prior experience. In addition to scrambling up the sheer faces of freshly-shaven drywall or shimming up one of more than 30 climbing ropes, members enjoy free WiFi and discounts on clinics, parties, and programs such as the Bighorn Society for climbers ages 11–18.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid until 1/2/12. Must redeem classes in full by 6/20/12. One-day, future-use climbing pass must be redeemed within one year of receipt. Must activate membership option by 6/20/12, membership expires 1 month from activation date. Must sign waiver. Intro class not available on Fridays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Crag
Across The Crag’s 6,500 square foot indoor climbing surface, more than 65 routes and 50 bouldering problems direct climbers of all skill levels up to the facility’s lofty ceiling. On the padded floor below, a team of experienced climbing instructors draw from a variety of backgrounds to oversee the action while sharing their passion for climbing.