Hey everyone! With the ski and snowboard season upon us, this is the perfect time to get in optimal shape for it. Rock climbing is great for flexibility, and loads of fun. Gravity Vault has Buy One Get One Free Nights on Mondays. Passes are $18, or $9 each, and $7 for all the equipment rentals if you don't have them already. (chalk bag, shoes, and harness)
Here are the details from their website:
If you are new to climbing we will also have a special Belay Certification Class held every Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM. Cost of the class is $20 and includes a day pass and rentals. Please call to make a reservation if you would like to take the class. (Men may also take the class for $35 when space is available)
If you'd like to learn beforehand, and just climb with me, additional classes are:
Wednesday Evenings 7:30PM – 9:30PM Special deal for Students!
Sunday Afternoons 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Course overview: After a general overview of the sport of climbing, students are taught how to put on a climbing harness, how to tie a figure-eight knot and a double fisherman backup knot and how to belay (the process of managing the ropes while your partner climbs).
We will cover.…
Climbing SafetyVerbal CommandsRope and Harness SafetyOverview of the different belay devices – GriGri, ATC, etc.
The group will then start to climb together, actually running the ropes for each other, and encouraging one another. Belay Certification is an excellent way to get introduced to the growing sport of indoor climbing. All rental equipment is included in the price.
If you're interested in this event, please RSVP as soon as possible, so I can get a head count, and make the reservation. It should be a fun night. I've been climbing for a couple of years now, so I won't be taking the class, but I'll be there to give pointers to whoever needs it. Afterwards, we'll either head to the Mason Jar, Shannon Rose or Stateline Diner, all up Route 17 a mile or two. Looking forward to see you all there!