What we're about
Ever been interested in rock climbing or looking for new climbing partners? QuICK is for you! We are a Boston Area based climbing club for the LGBTQ community and open to all levels of climbers. Our gym nights offer bouldering, top rope, and lead climbs depending on your skills and interests.
Check us out online at www.quickboston.org
Upcoming events (4+)
Come climb with a supportive community of LGBTQ+ folx in a positive space! All experience levels welcome! We meet at 6:30pm at the cubbies right inside the gym and the climbing leader will have on a t-shirt with the QuICK logo. Join us for some fun climbing and meet some great folx!
Boston Bouldering Project (BBP) offers bouldering, top-roping, lead walls, and auto-belays,
*BBP has inside bike racks, it's just a few blocks from the Porter square T stop on the red line, and they also have parking available at 30 Dane St,
*Let the front desk know you are there to climb with QuICK for a $19 discounted day pass, plus $4 for shoes If you need to rent them. If you need other climbing gear, such as harness, chalk or rope for leading, we can help with that!
*If you have any questions about climbing or climbing with QuICK please don't hesitate to comment on this event and the climbing leader will respond to you as soon as they can.
Please remember to stay safe and respect each other's COVID safety concerns while climbing and belaying. We will adhere to BBP's and the city of Somerville's masking protocols.
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- Lauren M F.
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QuICK @ CRG is back and we’re excited to see old friends and new friends alike!
If you’re new to climbing, don’t worry. We've got a wide range of experience levels across the group, and we'll be happy to show you the ropes (just an expression—this gym only has bouldering!). Bring clothes you’re comfortable moving around in - the front desk can provide you with climbing shoes and chalk, along with your day pass.
Ask someone at the front desk to help you find our group (QuICK). Some of us wear tank tops with the QuICK logo.
You will get a discount on your day pass and free shoe rental if you:
- RSVP on meetup.com AND
- Mention you're climbing with QuICK at the front desk.
Talk to the organizer if you're curious about discounts on annual passes.
For additional info about the gym, check out CRG Cambridge’s website.
Current rates for day passes/rentals can be found on the CRG Cambridge pricing page.
This location only has bouldering and fitness options - no lead climbing and no top-roping. Routes tend to be challenging at this location, but you'll have a great time and level-up no matter where you're starting from.
Fitness options include a full weight room, a section for practicing crack climbing, a climbing wall treadmill, moon-boarding, and more, so you can improve your game when you’re not on the wall. The gym has both men's and women's locker rooms with saunas, showers, and changing rooms.
Parking / Travel
There's a long parking lot to the left of the entrance. If you can't find a spot, keep going back - there are plenty further behind. The gym is a moderate walk (~25 min) away from Alewife T station. Bike racks are available.
Note that the gym entrance has a stairway, and there is a stairway leading to the men's locker room.
- Kevin H.
- 1 attendee
We are excited to be back and climbing to see old faces and climb with many new ones!
As we come out of hibernation, we would like to remind everyone to stay safe and respect each other's concerns for safety, this is in relation to climbing & the COVID-19 pandemic.
Climbing at MetroRock:
In order to top rope or lead, you must pass their belay test(s). Please be able to effectively demonstrate you can tie in as climber as well as belay with an ATC. You must pass both. Additionally, there are a handful of auto belay stations, if you are new to the sport. MetroRock also has a large bouldering cave and training spaces available. If you are interested in lead climbing, byo rope, and you will need to find a partner to take the test with. You must be comfortable leading a 5.9 with an unannounced fall and demonstrate proper catching techniques.
Remember to name drop! Let the front desk know you are there to climb with QUICK for a discounted day pass! If you need climbing gear, (harness, chalk or belay devices, rope for leading), let us know ahead of time, we can help with some of that!
If this is your 1st time climbing with QUICK, we recommend reaching out to the event host, for the evening. They are usually in a red or blue QUICK shirt, for details for that night (in case folx are running late, where to meet, public transportation info, etc).
Things to keep in mind if attending MetroRock:
•Fill out waiver online, prior to coming
•Stay home if you are not feeling well or have an injury that could worsen with climbing
•Check in with front desk and tell them you are there for QuICK for a discounted day pass
•The gym has a men's, women's, and single person bathroom. There are lockers in the men's and women's bathrooms and a single shower. The single person bathroom is near the middle/back area of the gym, in which one step down is necessary. The floors of the gym transition from concrete to soft padded floors in the climbing areas
•There are cubbies available in the gym space to store your belongings
•MetroRock has free parking
•The entrance to MetroRock is level with the ground, there are no steps to enter the building. The gym is on one floor, with one step down to some additional training areas at the back, and one step up to additional leading areas
•The bouldering cave has a training space at the top which you may access by toping out, our there are side stairs. This area does not have elevator access
For additional information, please head over to the MetroRock website or give them a call!
- Natalie R.
- 1 attendee
We are super psyched to be introducing QuICK climbing nights at CRG Harvard Square!
If you have never been to a CRG before please come to the front desk and we will get you orientated and fill out all the orientation forms that you need. Waivers are REQUIRED
Climbing at CRG:
This location only has bouldering and fitness options - there’s no lead climbing, top-roping, or auto-belays. The routes, however, are top notch and you’ll have a great time no matter your experience level. If you’re new to climbing then don’t worry, you’ll fit right in. All you NEED to bring is clothes you’re comfortable moving around in - the front desk can provide you climbing shoes and chalk to supplement your day pass.
Let the front desk know you are there to climb with QUICK for a discounted day pass!
GETTING THERE: MBTA Accessible Harvard Square (Red Line)
ACCESSIBILITY: 20 Brattle St Door Code: link to front door. Gender-neutral bathrooms. Elevators available: Call[masked]
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Past events (1,242)
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