From their newsletter:
It's that time of year and if you've participated in Lava Monster before you're going to love it this year. Be warned....slots are going fast!!!
If this is your first time.....remember playing "The Floor Is Lava" as a kid? We're bringing it to life at BKB! Imagine, though, that instead of lava, we have our very own LAVA MONSTER that will eat you alive! We combine this age-old game with the climbing experience and an obstacle course, and the several courses we set around the gym are going to blow your mind!
This year, we have a KIDS DIVISION as well as three different ADULT HEATS.
Prizes will be given to overall winners as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for our Kids Division!
$15.00 to play, includes registration fee and t-shirt!
NYC's newest climbing gym, The Cliffs at Long Island City, is now open for business.
With over 30,000 sq ft of climbing it is one of the largest gyms in the country. There are 125 top rope stations and 16ft tall bouldering. There's a full gym, slackline, and gear rentals and shop.
Rates go from $25 for a day pass to $95/month.
Monday - Friday 10AM - 11PM
Saturday 9AM - 11PM
Sunday 9AM - 8PM
Win two tickets to see the new documentary The Summit to any midweek showing at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Houston St. after it opens on October 4th.
To win, contact us with your name, email & mailing address by midnight Eastern Time, October 6th.
Watch the trailer at http://thesummitfilm.com/
From the press release:
Sundance Selects is proud to be working on the new, heart-throbbing documentary THE SUMMIT, which is sure to appeal to adventurers, athletes, and lovers of nature worldwide. Please see attached Eflyers for release information for New York on Oct 4.
THE SUMMIT is a feature length documentary about the deadliest day in modern mountain climbing history. K2, commonly known as Savage Mountain, is an extension of the northwestern Himalayan Mountain range, and is located in the remote region between Pakistan and China, though most mountaineers won’t risk climbing the more hazardous side of China. With an unprecedented fatality rate of one in four climbers, K2, has rightfully earned the title of the second most murderous mountain.
But with any high risk sport comes the love of the challenge and in August 2008, 22 climbers from several international expeditions converged on High Camp of K2, the last stop before the summit. 48 hours later, eleven had been killed or simply vanished into thin air. Like a horror movie come to life, it was as if the mountain began stealing lives, one climber at a time. ? With breathtaking cinematography and jaw dropping reenactments based on the testimony of those who survived the climb, this thrilling film is about the very nature of adventure in the modern world.
Starting today, July 1st, Brooklyn Boulders is switching their opening time from 7am to 8am every day, so don't get up too early! They're still open until midnight, so if this just threw your schedule off, you still have plenty of opportunity to do some night climbing. BKB is also hosting the opening night of their art show on Thursday, July 18th, and their adventure week (for the kids) is August 26th - 30th. You can find more details on that here: