$49 for a Four-Hour Beginning Rock-Climbing Trip with Treks and Tracks

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Taraneh S. · 1 reviews
Reviewed November 7, 2011
Had a great time!


Christina W. · 1 reviews HELPFUL REVIEWER
Reviewed June 20, 2016
It was pretty disorganized because the guides didn't even know how many people were signed up for the class, and we started way after we were supposed to start, and ended late as well. Although I had fun, I don't think this was a good class for beginners. You basically just went right in, and the climbs were definitely not easy. This would be more suited for those with rock climbing experience (whether it be in the gym or outdoors). Only sign up if you know for a fact that you enjoy rock climbing! Oh, and even though it's hot in the summer, BRING A JACKET AND TRY NOT TO WEAR SHORTS!


Tracy P. ·
Reviewed May 15, 2016
Reed was a fantastic instructor. Highly recommended!

What You'll Get

If the Indiana Jones films have taught us anything, it is that in order to have a successful teaching career, one must train one's upper body to be adept at dangling. Engage in extreme academia with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a four-hour beginning rock-climbing trip with Treks and Tracks. Expeditions begin at Castle Rock State Park (25 miles north of Santa Cruz). You must be at least 14 years old to climb.

Treks and Tracks’ beginning rock-climbing course gives aspiring mountaineers an educational and safe introduction to climbing in a beautiful, scenic setting. Novices are welcome to take the class, as every rock-taming trainee will get extensive safety instruction, such as how to set up a top rope to make sure the climber is totally protected. During the four-hour trek, you’ll learn belaying techniques, rappelling, how to tie unbreakable knots, rope management, and how to ask a peregrine falcon for directions while dangling from a mountain. Treks and Tracks’ knowledgeable, climb-obsessed guides are thoughtful and easy to understand, and they’ll make certain that each bouldering pupil feels comfortable with the entire process. And, you’ll learn everything while next to the diverse wildlife and unusual rock formations at Castle Rock State Park.

All guides are trained and ready in case of a wilderness emergency, and each is always cognizant of ensuring that their trainees are totally safe and secure. If you’ve ever been curious about how to scamper up the side of rock formation, a vertical wall, or your library’s insurmountable pile of Ayn Rand novels, today’s Groupon to Treks and Tracks gives you the chance to learn from an experienced, down-to-earth professional.


Reviews are limited, but Treks and Tracks has a perfect five-star average from two Yelpers.

My daughter was on the 3-day (Aug 16-18 2010) rock climbing in Castle Rock State Park and she thoroughly enjoyed it. – Patrick M.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required. Must at least 14 years old. Must sign waiver. Class subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Treks and Tracks

Surrounded by craggy peaks, three men in bright red helmets stand in the midst of wilderness, surveying the mountains around them as their group of hikers break for a snack on the rocky ground. This interface with the majesty of nature is all in a day's work for this trio of adventurers: Paul Mangasarian and Jakob and Daniel Laggner. Still, their passion for open-air exploration grows with each expedition they lead. Paul, Jakob, and Daniel cofounded Treks and Tracks with the dream of orchestrating excursions into nature that combine ancient means of travel—such as sailing, horseback riding, and hitchhiking on a centaur—with modern sports ranging from surfing to rock climbing. Though they focus on introducing novice outdoorsfolk to unspoiled wilderness around the world, Treks and Tracks' cofounders also strive to leave the awe-inspiring surroundings they visit as pristine as they found them by rigorously upholding practices of environmental stewardship on each expedition.

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