Vertically Challenged

Can you handle this climbing wall? Can you even find it?

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eightlifting and aerobics are a nice way to stay in shape but pale in comparison to the rush of pulling yourself up a sheer wall, just a slip away from dangling 40 feet off the ground with nothing but a rope and belay partner to keep you floating. MetroRock in Everett, one of the area’s largest dedicated indoor-climbing facilities, has more than 17,000 square feet of climbing surface and offers lessons for climbers of any skill level or day passes or membership for more experienced climbers looking to spend a couple hours scaling the walls like Spiderman. Enos

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Prefer to climb outdoors? The Boston Natural Areas Network runs free rock-climbing clinics in the late spring through early fall in such hidden-away places as the Nira Rock Urban Wild in Jamaica Plain.

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