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.
Choose from Four Options
- $45 for a half-day introduction to rock-climbing class for one (a $110 value)
- $55 for a full-day introduction to rock-climbing class for one (a $130 value)
- $85 for a half-day introduction to rock-climbing class for two (a $220 value)
- $95 for a full-day introduction to rock-climbing class for two (a $260 value) <p>
Held at Crowders Mountain State Park, classes focus on basic knots and climbing techniques, safety practices, and vocabulary key to clear communication between climbers and their belayers. Half-day lessons run for four to six hours, whereas their full-day counterparts run for six to eight hours. Participants need no previous climbing experience, and all necessary equipment is included. Classes are available on the following dates:
- Friday, November 16
- Saturday, November 17
- Saturday, November 24
- Sunday, November 25
- Saturday, December 8
- Sunday, January 13
- Saturday, January 19<p>
More dates available; please call to inquire.<p>
When rock-climbing couple Christy and Scott Thrift got engaged, Christy was dangling off the side of Stone Mountain. The same adventurous spirit that elevated their engagement informs their married life, which they spend running their wilderness guiding service, Thrifty Adventures. While some of the duo’s trips require previous outdoor experience, most welcome all participants, and range from ice climbing adventures to rock climbing and backpacking trips. Along the way, Scott and Christy teach safety basics, climbing techniques, and strategies for preserving natural surroundings, such as refraining from nibbling on the mountain.