365CheapDates.com icon transparency

Friday, May 7, 2010

171. Rock Climbing Rockreation

If you are looking for an active date idea, here you go!
In 2001, my boyfriend (now fiance) got me started on rock climbing. At first, I was reluctant but learned this is an excellent sport for exercising and bonding (team building). I actually took lessons at Rockcreation at the Costa Mesa location, so I know that the current offer by Deal Perk is a great cheap date idea: take a 2-hour introductory rock climbing lesson and then practice for 2 weeks with rental equipment included. Buy the voucher now online for only $29 ($60 value!) and use it before Nov 7th. This is not quite a first date idea, but something fun to do with an active partner for 2 weeks. Even if you know how to climb, this is a great deal because a 1-day pass is normally $16! In less than 2 days, you break even.

Rock climbing
Originally uploaded by 365 Cheap Dates

For some sports, you usually need a partner at the same difficulty level, but that's not necessarily true with climbing. Fact: Girls are typically better rock climbers than boys. The reason is that girls use their lower body (legs) while boys tire out their upper body (arms). Once you've mastered indoor rock climbing, you may want to venture outdoors to Point Dume Beach in Malibu (see Cheap Date Idea #10). If you don't want to buy equipment quite yet, REI also offers rentals.

P.S. That's me in the blue shirt climbing on the left of the photo here! It was fun to climb with my brothers and boyfriend.

Approximate cost of creative date idea = $29 per person.
Actual value of the cheap date idea = $120 Total.
Kiss & Tell Date Idea by @DealPerkOC
blog comments powered by Disqus