The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost’s tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with today’s Groupon to Urban Ascent. Choose from the following options:
- For $13, you get a one-day climbing package (a $26.50 value), which includes:
- A one-day climbing pass
- An introductory lesson
- Shoe and harness rental<p>
- For $35, you get a 30-day unlimited climbing pass (a $79 value). This option does not include gear rental.<p>
- For $75, you get a 30-day unlimited climbing pass with shoe and harness rentals (up to a $259 value).<p>
At Urban Ascent, climbers expand their vertical horizons by scaling more than 14,000 square feet of sculpted walls and sports climbs. Rookie mountaineers can assimilate basic skills and knowledge during introductory lessons led by experienced staffers. Bouldering areas cushion falls with a thick layer of floor mats, while a 43-foot sculpted endurance wall comprises lead and top rope setups to help climbers build up stamina or rescue a paper airplane from a high-altitude crash.
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.
Boise, Idaho 83702Get Directions