Looking for a fun, unique date idea? How about indoor rock climbing? It’s a great joint activity that requires you to communicate with your partner, as well as to give and receive encouragement when one of you gets in a tight spot. An activity like this will really give you a good look into how your date handles themselves. Are they a quitter, or do they keep pressing on to get to the top?
If you do decide to give it a try, you may want to go out to eat AFTER your climbing experience. If you eat first, all of the activity may upset your stomach. Just make sure you bring a change of shirt or some towels to clean off with just in case you get sweaty.
If you’re looking for a place to try it out, the BRIDGES Experiential Learning Center (477 North 5th Street, Memphis, TN 38105) in downtown Memphis hosts ClimBRIDGES, a once-a-month “community climb night” where any and everyone can come in and climb their 35ft/1400 sq.ft climbing wall. The center boasts 8 top rope belay points (a belay is like your anchor), 3 auto belays, coffee, food, free Wi-Fi and music. They were actually voted Best Date/Workout by the Memphis Flyer in 2009. The fees are $15 for adults and $10 for youth 17 and younger.
For more info, check out the ClimBRIDGES site, or call (901) 260-3793.
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