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 this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29.99 for one belay and knot class for two (a $60 value) and two full days of climbing each for two (a $56 value; a $116 total value)
- $24.99 for a one-month membership with registration fee for one (up to a $99.99 value)
- $39.99 for a one-month membership with registration fees for two (up to a $199.98 value)
During the belay and knot-craft class, teachers certify beginners for belaying on many different devices, impart how to tie basic knots, and explain the Yosemite Decimal and V-scale route-difficulty rating systems. Equipment rental is not included with day passes. Visitors who choose memberships to the climbing gym practice climbing on the walls' color-marked routes.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Hangar 18 East Riverside
A portion of Hangar 18 East Riverside's website is dedicated to the passionate climbers who make up the company's staff, whose stories of adrenaline rushes and summits surmounted are shared through video clips. These instructors welcome climbers of all skill levels into the world of bouldering and top-rope climbing with classes that are accessible even for novices and open practice sessions held in an expansive indoor gym. Hundreds of routes pepper the gym's rock-feature walls, replete with multihued routes that delineate difficulty and viable holds and crimp boards that help to build finger strength without constantly challenging strangers to thumb wars. Those without equipment can rent climbing shoes, harnesses, and chalk bags for an additional fee.