Our monthly meet and greet get-together!
Come out climb with us and meet your climbers!
This will be a great opportunity to find out what this group is about, meet the other people in the group, and start making plans for outdoor climbing trips (local and abroad). We will be joining with our sister rock climbing group Rock and Ice!
We would also like to hear inputs and suggestions among our members on how we can improve our meetups and as a community moving forward!
Friends are welcome to tag along!
Food/drinks apres-climb will be at Bierocracy (12–23 Jackson Avenue (at 47th Road) LIC. You're welcome to join us here if you can't make it to our climbing.
Note: Please, only RSVP if you are planning to show up.
First Timers, please READ details before you RSVP.
Where: The Cliffs at LIC,[masked]th Drive, Long Island City, NY
When: We usually climb between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm. There is no strict start time and the organizer(s) tries their best to be there around 6:30pm. We will pair off around 6:45ish and start climbing.
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: To avail the discount, you have to tell the front desk that you are climbing with our sister group ROCK and ICE. $26 Daypass during the meetup. For monthly/yearly membership, the Initiation Fee (currently $99) is waived (no discount on monthly dues, for yearly membership please inquire with the Cliffs for discount). Just mention "Rock & Ice" at the front desk in order to receive your discount. Gear rental is FREE for first-timers ONLY (first-time visit to the facility). Regular gear pricing info can be found here: http://thecliffsclimbing.com/lic/climbing/pricing/
For Beginners, Climbing 101/Top-rope Basic Class is offered 50% Off. Must signup and pay in advance by calling the Cliffs ( http://lic.thecliffsclimbing.com/ ) and mention you are a member of the Rock and Ice meetup group.
How to meet us: After you checked-in, to the right of the front desk there's a sitting area. If you see a group of people in there that's probably us come and say hi. If you are running late or can't find the group, please leave a message in the Comments section.
Notice to Beginners: If you have never climbed before, we encourage you to take the Climbing 101/Top-rope Basic Class there before attending the meetup. You get a 50% discount if you do it the same day as the meetup but has to be scheduled in advance with them. This will also cover your day pass + gear for the day. Again, mention that you are a member of the Rock and Ice meetup group.
Unfortunately, we can't teach you how to belay or let you try to belay at the gym if you are not belay certified yet. We leave the teaching to the experts. Check out Cliff's website for more details. What to wear - comfortable clothes (think yoga).
Notice to newcomers: You need to pass a belay certification. If you have belayed before, the test takes a 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. Also, if you find this group invaluable, please donate and pay your voluntary membership due. Your donations will go a long way!