Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a Tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-month membership (a $79 value) and access to a Climbing 101 class (a $35 value) at The Front Climbing Club, valid at both the downtown and Ogden locations (a $114 total value). The $35 initiation fee is waived for Groupon users.
The Front Climbing Club's two Utah venues give stone-scalers an indoor environment where they can train, practice, and scratch their wall-ascending itch. The club's Climbing 101 class will tutor mounting novices on climbing safely, rope skills, basic techniques, and ascender's lingo, ensuring that new climbers are capable of scaling their neighborhood rocks or their next-door neighbor's castle battlements before the next full moon. Climbers can take their newly acquired skills to either club's 10,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, where a monthly membership allows all-day access to the gyms . The downtown location focuses on the art of bouldering—wherein ropes are replaced by a crash pad to protect against injuries, allowing climbers to conquer low walls with little equipment. For those with stringy sentiments, the Ogden club offers bouldering and top-rope climbing, and after an invigorating climb to the top of the 40-foot-high walls, you may need a moment to quietly bask in your triumph over gravity, the most mean-spirited mass-attracting natural phenomenon.
Both locations of The Front Climbing Club are equipped with full fitness gyms, featuring cardio and weight-training equipment, row machines, ellipticals, and a squat rack, prepping muscles and organs for the upcoming grind upward. Members also enjoy admission to The Front’s yoga and Pilates courses, so you can enjoy a pre- or post-climb stretch session. The knowledgeable staff will work with each climber and answer any questions, so don't be ashamed to ask how to intimidate the wall by trash-talking its mother.
This Groupon is valid for new members only. Climbers must sign a waiver.