Fans of climbing rejoiced when this massive, state-of-the-art facility came to Gowanus. You’ll need a rope and a harness to conquer the 22-foot tall walls and 22,000-square-feet of climbable space. (Don’t worry if you’re a newbie, they have plenty of classes here.) All first-time visitors get a 15-minute course where they learn “how to fall,” and how to use auto-belay (rope and harness system), but if you’d rather stick to bouldering (climbing on the shorter walls where no ropes are required) there’s no judgment here. A day pass will set you back either $28 or $32, but if you just can’t get enough, a $135/month membership grants you access to the walls, a lounge with free WiFi, and a series of yoga and fitness courses to further your exercise routine.
Ready to learn the ropes (or the stones) while rock climbing? NYC has excellent facilities where you can test your strength and crush your fear of heights. When yoga in NYC and scenic running routes aren’t enough, opt for an adventurous way to get toned, which works your muscles without sacrificing the fun. NYC has plenty of outdoor and indoor bouldering spots that will liven up your life. Whether you want a low-stakes, low-cost climb in one of the many NYC parks that offer great things to do outside, or if you want the full-fledge gym experience with classes, ropes and harnesses, here are the best places to go rock climbing in NYC.
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