Intro to Climbing and Belay
So you always wanted to give the sport of climbing a try but were a little apprehensive? Or maybe you have climbed before and want to get back on it? Either way, no more excuses this day is for you! As the saying goes, here is your chance to “learn the ropes”.
We will venture out to the most preeminent and highly esteemed indoor rock climbing facility in New Jersey. We will have 10,000 square feet of climbable walls at our disposal with 35 foot high ceilings and 60 top rope stations – this means that there will be a ton of variety and routes for us to test ourselves – from easy beginner stuff to challenging expert tough! You will be blown away with what this brand new facility has to offer.
Once arriving at the gym, we will get geared up with harness and shoes. The first part of the day will consist of an instructional format – introduction to climbing and belay certification – with our certified climbing guides. They will teach us everything we’ll need to know: gear overview & climbing techniques, climbing safety, knots, verbal commands, harness & ropes management, overview of belay devices, and how to belay properly. Once the instruction segment has concluded you will have obtained your belay certification and you’ll be ready to rock and roll! Belay certification is an excellent way to introduce oneself to the sport of indoor climbing, allowing you to climb without staff belay on future rock gym excursions.
The remainder of the day will be spent practicing what we have learned – climbing and belaying with the members of the group – trying out various walls and routes at our leisure. You’ll feel like a true spiderman (or spiderwoman) by the time you are through!
For those who want to forgo the instructional format and just simply climb, we will have a limited number of spots open to do just that – contact us for details.
Before heading back to the city we will stop by a local watering hole to relax, whet our whistles, and reward ourselves for a great day of climbing adventure – first round is on us!
|Trip Date: Trip not available|
|Departure: 9:00 a.m. (sharp) – 8th Avenue between W31st and W33rd streets - in front of US Post Office and across from Penn Station.|
|Return: 6:00 p.m. (approximately)|
|Trip Rating: Moderate – We will spend the day climbing until our arms fall off and legs are turned to mush – or until you get tired. (learn more)|
|What's Included: Trip includes all climbing gear, facility day pass, climbing and belay class with instructors, belay certification, transportation costs, continental breakfast in route, trademark picnic lunch and first round drink.|
|What to Bring: Wear comfortable clothing that allows for unrestricted movement – clothing that stretches, etc. Bring extra water, snacks, camera, and money for optional food/drinks afterwards.|
|Trip Cost: |
Early Bird $84.00 (up to three weeks before trip)
Drive Yourself Option $69.00
Intro to Climbing & Belay
Transportation Option $89.00 ($84.00 early bird)
Drive Yourself Option $69.00
Discounts are applied at the shopping cart