April 26, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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Gerald will be the host of the meetup. Please find him if you need belay partners.
Where: The Cliffs at LIC, [masked]th Drive, Long Island City, NY
When: We usually climb between 1:00pm and 3:00 pm. There is no strict start time and the organizers tries their best to be there around 1:00pm. 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: Subway: E, M trains to 23rd St-Ely Ave (1/2 block from gym) 7, G train to Court Square (2 blocks from gym)* N, Q train to Queens Borough Plaza (10min walk) *Walk to the E & M track for those bad weather days
Metro North & LIRR: From Grand Central take 7 train 3 stops From Penn Station take Uptown E train to Court Square
Cost/Discount: Get a meetup discount if you sign up with our group which gives you $20 entrance. 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.
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. Food/drinks apres-climb at John Brown Smokehouse next door.
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 The Cliffs LIC http://thecliffsclimbing.com/lic/
If you decide to stick with the sport, please peruse our message boards for good deals on climbing shoes and other gear.