Mankind's feeble climbing skills and inability to digest delicious tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. Channel an inner mountain goat with today's Groupon for indoor rock climbing at Urban Ascent. Choose from the following options:
- For $13, you get a starter package, which includes a one-day pass, gear rentals, and a belay class (a $26.50 value).
- For $35, you get a 30-day unlimited pass (a $79 value).
- For $75, you get a 30-day unlimited pass and gear rentals, including shoes and harness (up to a $259 value).
Climbing virtuosos and amateur ascenders alike will find challenging and uplifting climbs inside Urban Ascent's indoor gym complete with a sculpted rock wall that stretches to 43 vertical feet in one spot. The one-day pass package includes a 30-minute belay class, which is required for all new climbers. If guests already know how to belay, they may skip the class and take a "belay check" test to receive a certification card. Gear rentals included in the packages entitle climbers to a harness and rock shoes, which, unlike cement shoes, help ensure fun-filled outings. Techs regularly change the position of handholds to create new routes and keep things interesting for climbers of all skill levels, and a vast array of overhangs, cracks, ridges, and presidents' faces bring about top-rope and lead climbing bliss.
There is no typical climb at Urban Ascent. With the help of a belaying partner to safeguard their ropes, visitors can scale up to 43 feet of weathered rockface on endurance climbs, or they can stick closer to the ground in the ropes-free bouldering area. Urban Ascent’s team challenges climbers by regularly revamping the 14,000-square-foot gym’s routes, rearranging footholds and installing pop-out boxing-glove gags to add an element of unpredictability to climbs. During private climbing lessons, instructors fine-tune veteran climbers’ techniques or teach newbies basic fundamentals. The staff also imparts climbing-safety basics to first-time belayers in 20-minute tutorials. Urban Ascent hosts summer camps, afterschool climbing activities for students, and corporate team-building workshops.
308 S 25th St.
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