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. Channel your inner action hero with today’s Groupon to Urban Rocks Gym. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get an adult combo pack (an $18 value), which includes a day pass and rental climbing gear.
- For $30, you get an adult intro pack for two (a $60 value), which includes day passes, rental gear, and a 30-minute belay lesson for two.
Urban Rocks Gym boosts climbers of all experience levels with classes and rental equipment to traverse the polychromatic footholds of 38 top-rope stations and 3,000 square feet of indoor bouldering in a massive climbing facility. Cliff huggers can strap on the included shoes, harness, and rope to navigate the walls, or scramble untethered up a 60-degree bouldering rock. The gym’s experts alter the climbing course regularly, challenging climbers with about 15 new wall routes, 25 boulder problems, and 10 rickety-bridge riddles each week.
In Urban Rocks Gym’s belay classes, veteran instructors coach up to six beginners through the basics of belaying, demonstrating how to anchor each other’s ropes safely and how to scale supermarket shelving using only a strand of floss. Belay classes take place hourly Monday–Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Urban Rocks Gym
Covered in jagged faces and colorful tape, the climbing spaces at Urban Rocks Gym challenge mountaineers of all skill levels. More than 100 top-rope and lead-climbing routes rise up to 35 feet, with both relaxed vertical paths and grip-testing overhangs. A separate kids' wall offers lower altitudes for aspiring climbers, bolstering their confidence once they reach the top. Topped by an amphitheater-like roof, the 3,000-square-foot top-out-bouldering area enables participants to live out their dream of becoming a stalactite with a 60-degree wall, overhanging arêtes, and a maximum height of 14 feet. Those returning to the gym will find that its routes are regularly recalibrated, with 15 new top-rope routes and 25 new boulder problems every week.