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. http://www.meetup.com/the-next-adventure/

Disclaimer of Liability

CLIMBING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT!

Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Upcoming events (5+)

Midweek Climbing at the Cliffs LIC

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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: 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/ ) 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 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 ;) the Organizers will love you more ;).

Weekend Rock Climbing Partnering and Carpooling Gunks/Daks/West Point/NE

The rock climbing season is upon us! Same spiel as last year. Post here if you are looking to carpool or partners the weekend - Saturday or Sunday. We are extending this partnering/carpooling thing to the Daks, New England or West Point, feel free to find post partners for wherever. Please state in your RSVP what you are looking to climb and which day you are looking to climb/carpool. ------------------------------------ This meetup is to facilitate carpooling and/or partnering. There is no official group climbing, but we usually end up sharing ropes if top-roping and stopping in town for dinner/drinks after the climb (if majority goes to the Gunks). Please note that this is NOT an official rock climbing event and we are not organizing the event nor are responsible for anything other than helping our members to carpool and/or find partners. Carpooling: If you are driving and are willing to give a ride to passengers, please post how many passengers you can take and from where. If you are looking for a ride please post that you are looking for a ride and from where. The passengers are encouraged to pick up all or the majority of the costs associated with driving (gas/tolls). We are not facilitating carpools, so passengers and drivers are responsible for contacting each other about rides. Climbing Partners: If you are looking for a climbing partner, please state your climbing level and what kind of partner (TR, trad, lead, second etc.) you are looking for and what kind of gear you have. Please be honest about your experiences and skills. Once you made desired arrangement (ride or partner) please post and update your RSVP accordingly. Have fun and climb safe! Disclaimers: Rock climbing is a dangerous activity that can lead to serious injury or worse. You should not undertake these without proper training or equipment. By signing up on this trip you are also electronically signing a waiver of liability!

Midweek Climbing at the Cliffs LIC

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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: 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/ ) 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 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 ;) the Organizers will love you more ;).

Monthly Meet and Greet: Spring Edition - Climbing + Drinks

The Cliffs at Long Island City

Our meet and greet get-together for the summer season! Come out climb with us and meet your fellow Rock and Ice 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 would also like to hear inputs and suggestions from our members on how we can improve our meetups and as a community moving forward! Everyone is welcome! 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, 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 6:30 pm. 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: $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/ ) 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 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. 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 dues. Your donations will go a long way!

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