Gloria & Mary & Alexis will be the hosts of the meetup. Please find them if you need belay partners.
Where: Brooklyn Boulders 575 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
When: We usually climb between 11:00am and 2:00 pm. There is no strict start time and the organizers tries their best to be there around 10:30am. If you are new, please feel free to warm up on an easy bouldering wall and find us later if you need a belay partner.
Transportation: By subway: Take the 2, 3, 4, 5, N, Q, R, B, or D to Atlantic-Pacific, transfer to the R for one stop to Union St. Walk 2 blocks north, turn left on Degraw, we are the last door on the right side of the street.
Cost/Discount: If you sign up with our group your fee is $19 entrance and includes FREE gear rentals. You can bring your friends and they will get the same discount from us. Just mention "Rock & Ice" at the front desk in order to receive your discount and free rentals.
How to meet us: If you need a belay partner, come find the organizer(s). Come say hi even if you don't need a partner. Sometimes we grab food apres-climb.
Notice to beginners: if you have never ever climbed or belayed before you will need to take a class. There is a nominal fee for this. What to wear - comfortable clothes (think yoga).
Notice to newcomers: You need to pass a belay certification. If you had belayed before, the test takes couple of minutes. If you need a refresher, a test partner or belay partner, please see feel free to see me. Here is the link to BKB: http://www.brooklynboulders.com
If you decide to stick with the sport, please peruse our message boards for good deals on climbing shoes and other gear.