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Midweek Climbing at the Cliffs LIC
First Timers, READ details before you RSVP. Where: The Cliffs at LIC,[masked]th Drive, Long Island City, NY When: We usually climb between 6:00pm and 9:00 pm. There is no strict start time and the organizers tries their best to be there around 6:00pm. We will pair off around 6:15ish 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: No day pass discount but 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: For Beginners, Climbing 101/Top-rope basic class is offered 50% Off. Must signup and pay in advance by calling the Cliffs ( ) Message me to get your discount code. 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 leave a comment on the website. If you can't find the group just ask at the front desk. Food/drinks apres-climb if the group decides. Notice to Beginners: If you have never climbed before, we encourage you to take the Climbing 101 class there before attending the meetup. We get a discounted price of $25 for the class (that's 50% Off original price if you do it the same day as the meet up and has to be scheduled in advance with them).This will also cover your day pass + gear for the day.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 had belayed before, the test takes couple of minutes. If you need a refresher, a test partner or belay partner, feel free to see me. Here is the link to The Cliffs 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 ;) the Organizers will love you more ;).

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What we're about

ROCK & ICE, yes, its all about ROCK & ICE CLIMBING - We are a volunteer rock climbing and ice climbing group based in New York City and surrounding areas and we do fun rock climbing events during warm seasons out in the Gunks or other climbing/camping areas in New Hampshire, Adirondacks, CT, NJ or even all the way to the West or organize indoor climbing, bouldering events in local rock climbing gyms in NYC And we do ice climbing, alpine climbing, snow climbing, mixed climbing or even glacier climbing and mountaineering in the winter and when we are not rock climbing we will do other fun activities such as snowboarding, skiing, backcountry snowboarding and skiing, alpine skiing alpine snowboarding and freeride snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, mountaineering, whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking or even fun tree climbing, caving etc....

Please notice that we are an INDEPENDENT rock climbing and ice climbing group and we are not an affiliate of any commercial rock climbing gyms nor a commercial guide service. We do however from time to time use reputable professional climbing guide services for climbing courses and climbing trips to ensure the quality of the courses.

You can always meet other local rock climbers or ice climbers to share tips, discuss gear, and plan trips and you can use our message board to exchange info or look for climbing partner or ride-sharing partners.

Please also visit our sister group The Next Adventure which also organizes rock/ice climbing or rafting/kayaking events.

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