This is just to say that I'm a climber (Sport: 5.12 / Bouldering: v3-v7 (depending upon the problem).

Just moved to the city (student at Columbia--MFA-poetry) about a month ago from the hills of North Carolina. Always looking for spots.

Eric Helms

Own a Beautiful Retreat Minutes from Hudson Highland Climbing


One hour north of NYC by Metro-North or car, this home is minutes away from Breakneck Ridge on the banks of the Hudson River in Cold Spring. This private Lake Valhalla home offers direct access to hiking trails as well as the beautiful lake to swim, kayak/canoe and winter skating. Architect-inspired renovation in 1986, this beautiful home has been carefully tended and is easy to maintain.

For full details visit http://www.hudsonhighlandsretreat.com and then call us to visit this wonderful property.









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Climb Up Charity NYC Happy Hour Friday 6/11

This Friday June 11th, there will be a Happy Hour to benefit the American Foundation for Children with AIDS. Hosted by volunteer Ryan Sloan, Ryan's Happy Hour will be held at:

The Town Tavern
134 W 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012-1209
(212) 253-6955

The cost is $40 for a 3 hour open bar which includes all draft beer, wine and well drinks. Upon arrival, simply mention the secret password "I'm here for Ryan's Happy Hour."

Climb for a Cause

In case summitting Africa’s highest peak wasn’t enough of an incentive on its own, why not Climb Kilimanjaro and help build a better health system for Africa? The Touch Foundation, a non-profit organization based in New York, and working extensively in Tanzania to address the health care crisis in sub-Saharan Africa, is looking for climbers willing to participate in its “Climb for Health” campaign.

Rosendale Waterworks Bouldering Project Fundraising Party

Rosendale Waterworks Bouldering Project Fundraising Party

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Hudson River Valley Resorts
Street: 424 Williams Lake Road
City/Town: Rosendale, NY


To help raise funds for bouldering access at the Rosendale Waterworks area. In concert with the Mohonk Preserve and the Access Fund, the GCC is working to open a new, world class bouldering area at the north end of the Gunks.

* $25 gets you food & drinks
* Incredible raffle prizes

Brooklyn Gunks Social

Kick Dance Party with Little Field 11 PM Friday...

Kickoff. There is an entry fee of $10 or $15 at the door.

BGS is based in and around Brooklyn Boulders Gym and encourages all to meet up other climbers. Come and have fun.

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MPHC & Urban Escapes Party March 25th

MARCH 25th 7-10pm
Free beer, thousands of dollars in door prizes, and great people-what more could you want in a Thursday night? Join us for our most unique event yet as we kick off the Spring season with an awesome party!
Manhattan Plaza Health Club will be CLOSED to Climbing during this time.

North Face Opening in New York on January 27th

The film 'North Face' is playing on January 29th at the Beekman Theatre, Lincoln Plaza Cinema and the Sunshine Cinema.

Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation’s Alpinists to conquer the unclimbed north face of the Swiss massif — the Eiger — two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent.

****Winner of Best Screenplay – German Film Critics Awards****.