Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a Tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today's Groupon to climbers' paradise: for $15, you get a vertical introduction class at Wild Walls Indoor Climbing Gym (a $35 value), located in the historic armory building downtown.
Wild Walls' indoor climbing facility offers a 40-foot freestanding, monolithic climbing structure, outfitted in textured concrete to replicate the look and feel of real rock. Take to the 6,000 square feet of frequently-changed, climbable terrain in the two-hour vertical introduction class, where fledgling clamberers learn how to tie undefeated knots, strap on stylish harnesses, and score a date mid-belay. Students will gain the scaling know-how to conquer faux nature through bouldering, rappelling, and no-strings-attached soothsaying. First timers with lofty aspirations and seasoned veterans of beanstalk expeditions alike can sharpen their scaling skills on the climbing courses, drawing closer to the mystique of the Rocky Mountain goat with each upward grasp.
This Groupon also includes climbing gear, including shoes and a harness, that scale shimmiers can use the rest of the day. Enjoy the sensation of cliffhanging known only to Sylvester Stallone and soap-opera storylines with a one-month membership to Wild Walls.
Subject to legal waiver. Minors under 18 must provide a guardian-signed waiver.
- The entire staff there was so nice, friendly, and helpful. The walls come in a variety of different levels so that if you've never been before you can go with an experienced climber and both have fun. – erin b.
- Wild Walls is where I had my fist climbing experience and I have been "hooked" ever since. It was a rush and a great sense of accomplishment. – Kristina W.
Wild Walls Indoor Climbing Gym
Wild Walls Indoor Climbing Gym sprawls across 6,000 square feet of a historic armory building, challenging gravity-bound bodies with various climbing and bouldering structures. “People have the misconception that rock climbing is like an amusement ride,” says Todd, the general manager. Wild Walls lures exercisers from dull workouts, such as watching paint dry on dumbbells, by offering challenging routes, tricky angles, and a wide variety of top-rope and sport-lead routes. Indoor adventurers can vary sweat sessions with yoga classes.
Wild Walls also stocks portable walls that soar to 16 and 24 feet, ideal for birthday celebrants or bosses who need a way to determine which employee gets a raise. For more permanent climbing surfaces, its staffers can install traverse walls, which run horizontally, in locations such as school gyms or underground monkey-training facilities.