The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it avoids troll-guarded bridges and highway-patrol ticket slingers. Learn to bypass obstacles vertically thanks to today’s wall-scaling Groupon to Vertical Adventures. Choose between the following options:
• For $25, you get an introductory rock-climbing class that includes equipment, as well as a one-month pass (a $70 value).
• For $25, you get five single-day passes to the rock gym, instruction and equipment not included (a $50 value).
Vertical Adventures' helpful instructors guide fledging wall-crawlers over 4,000 square feet of climbing terrain and point advanced rock-roamers to nearby bouldering areas. Climbers 14 years of age and older gain vertical scrambling skills with an introductory class (a $25 value) that introduces participants to climbing and belaying techniques, the proper use of necessary equipment, and how to scare away territorial mountain goats by emitting a high-pitched whine. Practice regularly with a one-month pass (a $45 value), or use five single-day passes (a $50 value) to scale challenging surfaces on days of your choosing, toning your fleshoskeleton into a sleek, calorie-burning vessel.
The 4,000 square feet of climbing space at Vertical Adventures encompasses terrain for top roping, bouldering, and lead climbing under the watchful supervision of a trained staff. The gym challenges wall scramblers to test both their physical endurance and problem-solving skills as they take on the top-rope courses, which represent the majority of the routes and tower as high as 25 feet. Rather than let new patrons become overwhelmed by the variety of courses or get stranded at the top without reading material, the gym’s instructors also conduct lessons for all climbing levels to help climbers improve technique and conquer fears.