Brooklyn Boulders Somerville Free Grand Opening Party! (Autobelay/Boulderin­g)

BKBS will finally be opening its doors for all members of the public and current members on July 31 - their grand opening! Best of all, IT'S FREE. Food, drink, live music, climbing - all for free? Yes, you read it here.

The gym is the most conveniently climbing center located for those in the Boston - Cambridge - Somerville area, as it is located squarely between Union and Porter Square.

These are the climbing rates:

ADMISSION (Full day use, you can leave and come back!)

Day Pass - $22 (Students $18)
10 Pack - $225 (Students $169)
RENTALS
Shoes - $5
Harness - $5
Chalk Bag - $2
Full Gear Kit - $11

BKBS is the biggest climbing gym in the Northeast with most than 40,000 dedicated square feet of climbing, bouldering, yoga, and more. The bouldering walls reach up to 22 feet for comp, and usually 16 - 18 for regular use.

It will likely be crazy in there, but this is an excellent time if you are curious - to check out the gym and see if it's what you've been craving.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd rather go on thursday, or maybe friday for lead or top roping, when it is available. If anyone is interested let know!

    July 30, 2013

    • Sonia

      Sorry almost there--getting through Harvard took forever

      August 2, 2013

    • Katherine

      Sonia I'm wearing a pink t-shirt and black capris. Ready to go when you are :-)

      August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, it's going to be insanely crowded today - 1,100 people are RSVPed on Facebook. If you are brand new to the gym, I recommend going to their Facebook and filling out an online waiver that way you won't wait in a very, very long line. I will be wearing a bright red New Balance shirt. Meet me at the 3rd bench, it's just past autobelay island. Text or call at[masked] if you have trouble finding me.

    July 31, 2013

    • Katherine

      I'm actually trying to get there a little early. I'm volunteering as a greeter from 7-9.

      July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, sorry to disappoint but after talking with management this weekend, I found out that although the gym is free Wednesday night, there won't be any toproping or lead - those areas of the gym will be inaccessible for climbing and instead feature music, etc.

    They said that the gym will be focused on hosting a giant party - they promise it will be awesome but I find it strange to open a rock climbing gym to the public and not offer rock climbing. There will be autobelays and bouldering available - there are only 5 autobelays total so there would likely be some long lines.

    However, the gym is free and it still should be a good party. We can get back to top roping the following week!

    July 29, 2013

    • Andrea

      the party sounds great! where shall we all meet? Francesco, should we get your phone # to make sure the group finds one another?

      July 31, 2013

    • John

      Its a pity there is no top Rope, was looking forward to it. I'll bring my shoes in case they allow bouldering. Where shall we meet for the party ?

      July 31, 2013

  • Sonia

    Not sure if I'm going to be able to make it tonight but I could go Friday morning (it's free from 10am-noon) if anyone is interested!

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, please note the time change - BKBS just notified everyone via facebook they are closed until 7pm Wednesday so we'd just be waiting around for a half hour. My apologies but they just informed me.

    July 30, 2013

  • Dan A

    I'd love to make it and meet more people, but I something just came up. I'll see you guys next week.

    July 29, 2013

  • Katherine

    Francesco - looks like they're not going to open the doors until 7. Might want to change the meetup time.

    July 29, 2013

  • Andrea

    even if it's crazy it'd still be fun to check it out and maybe meet new climbing buddies!

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Katherine

    Grand opening night. Probably going to be a bit crazy ;-)

    July 18, 2013

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