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 Vital Climbing Gym. This Groupon is valid at both the Murrieta and newly remolded Carlsbad locations. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a 10-visit punch card (an $80 value).
- For $27, you get a one-month membership (a $60 value, including $5 membership card).
- For $50, you get a two-month membership (a $115 value, including $5 membership card).<p>
Open 24 hours a day, Vital Climbing fosters a friendly and welcoming environment that nurtures both mental and physical health through the sport of bouldering. Bouldering, a variant of rock climbing, trades harnesses and ropes for safety measures such as short climbs, padded crash pads, and on-hand cats giving tips on how to land on your feet. Climbers can pipe their own tunes through the sound system while they clamber over indoor walls, stretching and straining over sections that range in difficulty from overhangs and tricky handholds to easily traversable routes. Bouldering strengthens most of the major muscle groups, and, like scaling the Statue of Liberty to give her a high-five, simultaneously challenges your body, mind, and fear of heights.
Between climbs, communal areas outfitted with comfy sofas, books, and an espresso machine quickly cultivate friendships between rock scalers. Members can use a large projector to show videos, surf free WiFi, and bring up to four guests for an athletic outing or on-hand laugh track. Vital Climbing Gym also offers a number of events each month, ranging from barbecues and potlucks to movie nights and climbing competitions.
Vital Climbing Gym
Vital Climbing Gym combines the facilities of a rock-climbing center with the comforts of a coffee lounge, giving members a place to strengthen their bodies and relax their minds. The 24-hour gym entices members to climb at any time of day without concern for injury on rocky walls that are built for bouldering, a style of climbing that keeps climbers low to the ground and requires no safety equipment or backup support. Before or after climbing sessions, clients can relax on a comfortable couch, sip a hot beverage from the espresso machine, connect to the gym’s WiFi network, and talk technique with fellow climbers.