New Memories Taking a Date Indoor Rock Climbing
It’s February, and that means love is in the air. Well, at least some people think so! Love or hate Valentine’s Day, one thing that’s true all year long is that taking a date indoor rock climbing can make for a very memorable and fun time if done right.
The good thing about taking a date climbing is that you learn quickly about how that person reacts to stress, nerves, and being outside of their comfort zone; you find out how they respond to critiques and how much they can trust you. If the date is going well, there will be lots of positive encouragement and banner taking place.
Before you consider a climb at Upper Limits for your date, you should be considerate and do a bit research of their needs beforehand. We encourage anyone who is physically capable (and most people are), to stop by and check us out if they can! We cater to many ages, activity levels and athletic skills.
And if you’ve already spent time getting to know someone, you can usually gauge how adventurous they are, and what they will enjoy. But when meeting someone for the first time, be courteous.
Make sure there isn’t a physical condition or tremendous fear of heights that won’t allow them to have a good time here. Even those challenges can often be overcome in time, but a first date probably isn’t the best environment!
Having a Great Time is the Key!
If you have some climbing expertise, you’ll also need some patience with first-timers. Yes, they will probably look pretty sloppy on the wall… and may struggle with basic things you already know. But of course, that isn’t the point anyway is it!
Getting to know the person you’re with in a completely unique, fun and interactive environment is the goal. And while of course no one wants to be a know-it-all…this could be your perfect chance to impress him or her with a few of your “expert” tips!
Creating a memorable, enjoyable time means have encouragement, but no pressure on your partner to climb much past the point of what they want to scale either. Communication is a key part to any relationships, so watch and listen while the other is climbing.
TIP: If you see someone you’d like to meet while climbing solo at one of our St. Louis-area gyms, always be respectful of their time and space. Maybe they’d love to chat – but today just isn’t that time. It’s good to refrain from offering unsolicited advice also, which often comes across as annoying, or even condescending!
If you have never been to an indoor rock gym in St. Louis or elsewhere, clothes that fit snugly with some stretch are best bet for attire for climbing.
Many women opt to wear workout tights or similar, while men opt for running shorts or something else that is light and non-constricting. Regardless of choice, remember appropriate undergarments too. Contrary to lots of other dates, now is probably the time to leave the jewelry at home also, for convenience and peace of mind.
Overall, taking a date indoor rock climbing at one of our climbing fitness centers can be a very rewarding experience for both of you, starting a relationship off with some great adventure and becoming a fantastic source of conversation and shared experiences for you and someone special!
We hope you’ll stop by and see us in Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, or downtown St. Louis sometime soon, or visit us in Bloomington, IL. You can also call for more information, at (314) 991-2516.
Not only are our gyms the perfect spot to take a date indoor rock climbing, but we also host some of the best birthday parties in St. Louis, along with all sorts of other youth and family gatherings, corporate events scouting nights and so much more! The best time slots fill quickly, so give us a call or ur