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Climbing Gyms in New York
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This new gym near the Atlantic Avenue subway in Brooklyn is a great addition to the climbing gyms in NYC.
There is 18,000 square feet of floor space with top ropes, lead climbing and bouldering. Routes are over 30ft and the boulders top out at 17ft.
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They say: New Yorkers choose the MPHC Climbing gym for its outstanding safety record, experienced staff, and the friendly community of climbers it provides.
Manhattan Plaza has some good top-roping with plenty of people to teach new climbers. But one of the main attractions is their large bouldering room, which is a great place to go if you don't have a climbing partner. People are pretty friendly and it's rarely over-crowded. There's usually a mix of regulars and people new to the city or new to climbing.
MPHC provides :
-16 top rope stations with over 60 routes
The Rock Club advertise themselves as the newest and largest indoor rock climbing gym in the tri-state area.
Over 15,000 sq ft of rope climbing on 40ft high walls with 80 top-rope stations and 25 lead stations. Over 200 routes at any given time ranging from 5.5 to 5.13+.
The Rock Club features a lead arch with routes over 60 ft long and is a great place for experienced climbers to lead, and with clean falls it's also a great place to learn.
The Sports Center has the largest and most expensive climbing wall in NYC. The 46’ high by 100’ wide main wall, the 14’ high by 73’ wide bouldering wall and the adjacent 16’ high by 18’ wide bouldering cave offer over 11,000 square feet of climbing surface with numerous climbing routes that will challenge novice and expert climbers alike. There's an impressive over-hung competition roof and lead climbing routes. This is not really a place to come without a partner.
The Cliffs offers 13,000+ sq ft of climbing terrain and 40 foot walls. The Cliffs has tons of top rope climbing and lead routes. They offer over 2,500 sq ft of bouldering with top-outs. New routes and boulder problems set every week. 40 Minutes via train from Grand Central.
The Cliffs also hosts a full climbing gear and apparel shop, cardio equipment, separate kids climbing area (mezzanine), and climbing specific training equipment.
The Cliffs rents harnesses, shoes, ATCs and chalk.
As of the 26th of June 2009 the City Climber's Club is closed for renovation. Check their website for updates.
They say: The City Climbers Club is a non-profit member organization formed 15 years ago to negotiate climbing access issues in Central Park. That relationship lead eventually to the creation of the climbing wall at the West 59th Street Rec Center. Membership dues and day-pass fees fund the club and the gym.
Only 6 ropes are available here. People who climb there say that the 6 ropes are good though, over 50 routes exist from 5.6 to 5.12s. The climbs themselves offer a wide variety of style - from simulated corner and face climbing to overhangs as well. Bouldering routes do exist, but the gym focuses mainly on top rope and lead rope style. A very solid gym, especially in the 5.9-5.11 range of climbing.
There seems to be some doubt over the existence of day passes, so phone before visiting if you are not a member of the gym or don't know anyone who is.
Join every Wednesday 5 to 9pm or the first Saturday of the month 11am to 5pm at NYC Outward Bound's Queens Plaza location for public climbing on their five-story outdoor climbing wall. Four hours of climbing and spectacular city views for $25-- a portion of which will fund NYC Outward Bound climbing programs for public school students.
EMS provide all the climbing gear and a belayer, but you're welcome to bring your own.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is not really a climbing gym, but they do have a six-lane climbing wall, each lane with varied difficulty. There is also a bouldering wall.
They offer programs for groups of children and adult. There are two types of programs: a free program on Sundays and Group programs Monday-Saturday. They close for the season on Sunday November 22nd 2009 and will reopen on April 25th, 2010.
The programs are not exclusively the climbing wall, though they are open to working with climbing groups or clubs that are interested in using their wall.
Scheduled to open early spring 2013
One of the largest gyms in the US – with over 30,000 sq ft of climbing
The ability to accommodate 500 climbers at one time
Massive top-out bouldering
A full fitness areas with cardio and free weights
Full fitness bathrooms with showers
60’ leads with up to 35’ of overhang
Cutting edge wall design and materials: including 3D curved walls and LED inset lighting
Full retail store