Mankind's underdeveloped climbing skills and inability to digest tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. It’s mind over Matterhorn with this Groupon.
- $25 for an Climb 201 – Belay On! climbing class ($45 value)
Instructors teach basic belaying skills and how to tie-in as a climber during two-hour classes held Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Classes include full equipment rental, orientation to auto-belay systems, and use of the indoor facility's 36-foot climbing walls for one week of free climbing starting on the day of the class.
The Source Climbing Center
Michael Lary and Guruhans Kroesen—cofounders of The Source Climbing Center—create a pleasurable indoor ambiance for their clientele of outdoorsy climbing enthusiasts. The building, developed specifically to be a climbing center, keeps members busy with top-rope and lead climbing walls, plus 1,200 feet of bouldering terrain. They designed their air-conditioned rock scaler's paradise with a wall of east-facing windows 32 feet tall, allowing early morning sun to wash over visitors enjoying daybreak climbs, just as they do when climbing a faraway mountain or helping the Mount Rushmore presidents floss.