Climbers scale mountains for the feeling of accomplishment and the heap of free flags waiting at the summit. Reach new personal heights with this Groupon.
$49 for a Beginner’s Climbing Lesson, One-Month Pass, and Equipment Rental ($136.28 Value)
The beginner's climbing course uses step-by-step instruction on the fundamentals of climbing technique to get students on the wall. Focusing on personal responsibility and industry-standard climbing practices, the class shows students that safety is the most important component. The gym provides all gear, including shoes and a harness, and after the lesson every student can make full use of the facility. Lessons are Monday—Friday every hour starting at 5 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at noon. Parents with children younger than 13 years of age must take the lesson themselves before accompanying their minor child on another lesson.
Toronto Climbing Academy
The best climbing gyms have a strong sense of community, and Toronto Climbing Academy's diverse group of beginner and expert climbers engender an encouraging atmosphere throughout the gym. With 11 distinct climbing areas, climbing walls that simulate real-world climbs, and scaling route difficulty, the vast academy accommodates climbing styles of all types. Inverted caves are a siren's call to skilled boulderers, while large holds and 120 extended routes challenge beginners and experts alike. Training tools such as a campus wall—a wall that works only the arms—supplement workouts between climbs. The gym's classes prepare novices for tougher routes with lessons in the fundamentals.