What You'll Get
Although rock climbing is a popular sport among humans, few realize that it was invented as a self-torture technique by masochistic rocks. Traumatize a cliff with today’s Groupon to Upper Limits Rock Gym. Choose between two options:
- For $25, you get a 5-punch climbing pass and class (an $80 value).
- For $45, you get a 10-punch climbing pass and class (a $140 value).
At Upper Limits Rock Gym, climbers of all ages and skill levels get full-body workouts on a high-quality, indoor rock-climbing surface that covers more than 10,000 square feet of sculpted walls and crags. Rock warriors can scale the hold-speckled walls, clamoring to plant pictures of their faces at the top, with a 5- or 10-punch climbing pass. Each punch is valid for an entire day of climbing, allowing ascension enthusiasts to leave and return within the same day. Equipment rental is not included.
Novice cliffhangers can learn the carabiner shuffle with the two-hour Rock Gym 101 class, which teaches basic top-roping procedures, knot-tying skills, belay techniques, and presidential façade carving (a $30 value). Classes, which are limited to a small size for optimal instruction, are available every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, and include equipment as well as climbing for the rest of the day. Check the calendar for specific times and dates.
Staffed by friendly experts, Upper Limits features a 35-foot main climbing area with slabs, arêtes, cracks, roofs, dihedrals, and two gigantic arches great for experienced climbers and boulder buffs, as well as a 20-foot upper climbing area for easier climbing and bighorn-sheep braying. Facilities at Upper Limits include showers, lockers, a lounge area, and free parking.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 18 or older or have guardian signature. Must sign waiver. Valid only for intro class. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Upper Limits
Chris and Pam Schmick's passion for climbing inspired them to clear tons of rotting soybeans out of an abandoned grain silo in Illinois and transform it into a state-of-the-art climbing facility. Now, in St. Louis, the duo has converted a 10,000-square-foot historic train station into a climber’s haven. They installed massive rock arches that soar 35 feet in the air, and dotted the climbing walls with a diverse mix of slabs, cracks, and dihedrals. After their successful expansion in St. Louis, the pair acquired a 14,000-square-foot gym space in West County in which they designed a full-service climbing paradise. All three gyms cater to beginner climbers, with 18-foot-tall bouldering walls and 14 autobelays. The gyms furnish climbers with showers and a locker room, and stock their pro shops with top-tier equipment from Black Diamond and La Sportiva.