For everyone that lives or works on the East side of the Delaware River - or those that just want to mix up their regular routine - there's now a regular Thursday Evening Meetup at Elite Climbing in Maple Shade, NJ.
Complete Beginners are welcome - our regular Thursday night crowd is very accommodating and several of us are instructors. There are no extra charges for beginners, although you will want to rent both the climbing harness AND shoes.
Day passes are $15 (or $8 for College Students). We'll be climbing until the gym closes (officially 10:00 PM, but that's very "-ish"). On most Thursdays there is a food & drink destination after we are done climbing.
VERY IMPORTANT: When you arrive at the gym, ask for Ted at the front desk to get pointed in the correct direction. Not all of the gym's Staff Members are familiar with the Meetup group. Most of them only know of us as a regular, informal Thursday night group.
Also note that few of the regulars actually sign up for the Meetup - however as long as the Meetup is listed online several climbers will be there throughout the evening who are always willing to add a partner.
One important point about directions: The online Maps & GPS units are inconsistent with the street name for the Gym. Some identify the road as OLD King's Highway while others call it EAST King's Highway. Google Maps uses EAST, while the signs on the actual road say OLD. If you have a GPS that accepts Longitude & Latitude values, use[masked] & [masked] to get the most accurate results. If you want specific directions, you can either call the gym (856-[masked]) or leave a message here host at least a 3 hours before the Meetup starts for help.
A link for the location on Google Maps is: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.94129,-74.981069&num=1&t=h&z=17