Fall Youth Programs
Sep
9
to Nov 18

Fall Youth Programs

Fall Youth Programs - Registrations now open!

Season starts Sept. 9!

Description: Sign your child up for our after-school youth programs with exceptional coaches to teach essential knots + belay skills, climbing technique, and share the love of climbing!

CLUB 1 + 2 | MON - THURS

Ages 6-9, beginner - intermediate

YOUTH REC + REC | MON - FRI

Ages 10 - 13, beginner - advanced


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The Cliffs Outdoors: Adirondacks
Sep
20
to Sep 22

The Cliffs Outdoors: Adirondacks

Join us in the Adirondacks for 2 days of secluded AMGA-certified guided climbing! On this trip to the 6 million-acre wilderness, you'll have access to varied climbing—including slabs, faces, and cracks—camp, and hang out around the campfire with fellow climbers from The Cliffs Community.

DATES

Friday 9/20 - Sunday 9/22

PRICING

$450 for members // $550 for guests

WHAT’S INCLUDED

● 2 days of guided climbing, with AMGA certified guides

● Climbing gear

● Transportation to/from LIC

● Camping

● Camp meals*

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

● Additional meals* and snacks

● Inside-of-the-tent gear (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc)

● Beer/campfire beverages

● Gratuity

ITINERARY

Friday, September 20th

1:30p - Meet at The Cliffs at LIC

2:00p - Drive to the ADKs

7:00p - Arrive at campsite/set up + unpack

7:30p - Camp dinner

9:00p - Campfire

Saturday, September 21st

7:30a - Rise and shine!

8:00a - Camp breakfast

9:00a-4:00p - ‘DACKS CLIMBING!

6:30p - Camp dinner

8:30p - Campfire + hangout

Sunday, September 22nd

7:00a - Rise and shine!

7:30a - Camp breakfast

8:00a-3:00p - ‘DACKS CLIMBING!

3:30p - Breakdown camp

4:00p - Dinner to-go

9:00p - Arrive back at LIC

* Provided meals include: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast + dinner, Sunday breakfast + dinner to-go

No prior experience necessary. Belay certified at The Cliffs preferred.

Photo: Adirondack Climbers Coalition

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The Cliffs Outdoors: Moab + Indian Creek
Oct
11
to Oct 14

The Cliffs Outdoors: Moab + Indian Creek

Climb with us at Moab + Bear Ears National Monument, Utah, where you'll have access to crack climbing on some of the best desert sandstone. This 3-day, AMGA-certified guided trip included camping, gear, meals, and transportation to/from the airport.

No prior outdoor experience is necessary. Use this trip to test + develop your crack skills with us!

DATES

Friday 10/11 - Monday 10/14

PRICING

$750 for members // $900 for guests

WHAT’S INCLUDED

● 3 days of guided climbing, with AMGA certified guides

● Climbing gear

● Transportation to/from SLC and to climbing areas

● Camping in Bears Ears national park

● Camp meals*

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

● Airfare

● Inside-of-the-tent gear (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc)

● Additional meals* and snacks

● Beer/campfire beverages

● Gratuity

ITINERARY

Friday, October 11th

12:00p** - Meet at SLC

12:30p - Leave SLC en route to Bears Ears!

1:30p - Stop for lunch

4:00p - Arrive at Indian Creek

4:00-7:00p - Set up camp

7:30p - Camp dinner

9:00p - Pep talk for the climbing days ahead + campfire

Saturday, October 12th

7:00a - Rise and shine!

7:30a - Camp breakfast

8:30a-3:30p - CLIMBING INDIAN CREEK

4:30p-6:30p - Relax at camp

6:30p - Camp dinner

8:30p - Campfire + hangout

Sunday, October 13th

7:00a - Rise and shine!

7:30a - Camp breakfast

8:30a-3:30p - CLIMBING INDIAN CREEK

4:30p-6:30p - Relax at camp

6:30p - Camp dinner

8:30p - Campfire + hangout

Monday, October 14th

6:30a - Rise and shine

7:00a-8:00a - Breakdown camp and drive to Moab

9:00a-3:00p - CLIMBING IN MOAB

3:00-4:00p - Pack up and snack

4:00p - Hit the road back to SLC

8:00p** - Airport drop off

* Provided meals include: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast + dinner, Sunday breakfast + dinner, Monday breakfast.

** Airport pick up and drop off times are flexible with prior coordination

No prior experience necessary. Belay certified at The Cliffs preferred.

Photos: VDiff Climbing

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The Cliffs Outdoors: Red Rocks
Nov
21
to Nov 25

The Cliffs Outdoors: Red Rocks

Escape the NYC cold and find perfect sending temps in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada! Here you'll have three days of multipitch climbing with AMGA-certified guides at this premiere climbing destination (with over 2,000 routes!) outside of Las Vegas. We'll have one guide for every two people, so you're guaranteed to have a personalized experience to help you accomplish all your goals.

Airbnb, gear, and transportation to/from the airport is included. This trip is best for you if you love big projects + objectives!

DATES

Thursday 11/21 - Monday 11/25

PRICING

$1250 for members // $1500 for guests

WHAT’S INCLUDED

● 3 days of guided MULTIPITCH climbing, with AMGA-certified guides

● Climbing gear

● Transportation to/from airport and to climbing areas

● Airbnb

● Camp meals*

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

● Airfare

● Meals and snacks

● Gratuity

ITINERARY

Thursday, November 21st

5:00p* - Meet at LAS airport

5:30p - Grocery store run to stock Airbnb

7:00p - Arrive at Airbnb

8:00p - Meeting with guides for weekend’s objectives

Friday, November 22nd

5:00a-7:00a - Rise and shine! (depending on the day's objective)

7:00a-4:00p - RED ROCK MULTIPITCH CLIMBING!

6:30p - Dinner + evening hangout at Airbnb

Saturday, November 23rd

5:00a-7:00a - Rise and shine (depending on the day's objective)!

7:00a-4:00p - RED ROCK MULTIPITCH CLIMBING!

6:30p - Dinner + evening hangout at Airbnb

Sunday, November 24th

5:00a-7:00a - Rise and shine! (depending on the day's objective)

7:00a-4:00p - RED ROCK MULTIPITCH CLIMBING!

6:30p - Group dinner

8:00p* - Airport drop of

* Provided meals include: Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast + dinner, Saturday breakfast + dinner, Sunday breakfast + dinner.

** Airport pick up and drop off times are flexible with prior coordination

Prior outdoor experience encouraged. Lead belay certified at The Cliffs preferred.

Photo: Jack Brauer

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POC Climb Night
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

POC Climb Night

POC Climb Night celebrates + welcomes climbers of color, old + new, to The Cliffs community! Join The Cliffs and Brothers of Climbing (BOC) for a night of climbing, laughter, and community building by and for climbers of color. Happy hour to follow!

All levels are welcome and no climbing experience is required.

Free for members // $15 for guests

Rentals included

Community climb: 7PM - 9PM

Happy hour: 9PM - Late

FRI 9/13 | 7-9PM

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Final Friday Flicks: Adaptive
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Final Friday Flicks: Adaptive

Join us for an extra special, two-part, movie night!

Part One: Rope Demo with Jim Ewing
Jim Ewing has been climbing for over 40 years, and his resume includes impressive ascents across the globe in virtually every discipline, from bouldering to alpine big walls. He's also an amputee, having lost his leg to a climbing accident in 2014, and an engineer for Sterling Ropes. Join us before the film for a Sterling rope demo and Q+A with Jim!

Part Two: Movie Night!
ABOUT THE FILM: Jim Ewing enlists professional climber, Maureen Beck – born without her left hand – to attempt the first all-adaptive ascent of the über classic and deeply remote Lotus Flower Tower (5.10+) in Canada's Cirque of the Unclimbables. As their adventure unfolds, we see that the ability to adapt is universal and a common thread that unites us.

Standard movie night rules apply: Free beer! Free popcorn!
The event is all ages, but the beer is 21+.
You cannot drink and climb.

We will also be hosting a raffle before the movie!

Tickets are $2 a piece, and 100% of donations will benefit Paradox Sports to support adaptive climbing communities across the country.

*Closed Captioning Provided*

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The North Face Presents: Global Climbing Day
Aug
24
9:00 AM09:00

The North Face Presents: Global Climbing Day

Join us for Global Climbing Day on August 24th! We’ve teamed up with The North Face and climbing gyms across the globe to celebrate inclusivity and community through climbing. #WallsAreMeantForClimbing

Hang out with us throughout the day for free intro classes, advanced clinics, The North Face gear raffles, and more! Be sure to stick around for a sweet dance party kicking off at 9PM, too! (See below for schedule + offerings)

Community comp ticket, Cliffs cup, and raffle sales will go to Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), who work to help detained immigrant children. Donations also welcomed! #KeepFamiliesTogether #EndFamilyDetention

All Cliffs members will receive an extra guess pass for Global Climbing Day, too! Consider spreading the love of climbing to someone who has never climbed before.
*The pass is only good for 8.24.19 - NO EXCEPTIONS, RENTAL GEAR NOT INCLUDED


Walls are not obstacles, but opportunities. From the big walls of Yosemite to the high peaks of the Himalayas, The North Face has been searching for a personal kind of freedom. In this pursuit, they found a community—one that we're proud to spread to #thecliffscommunity—strengthened by different stories, experiences and perspectives. The only way forward is together, united by difference, bound by empathy, and strengthened by understanding.

For more information on Global Climbing Day please visit: www.thenorthface.com/walls


CLINICS + CLASSES

Sign-ups will be live beginning August 9 @ 12PM
*Limit: One class or clinic per person


BOULDERING BASICS (FREE)

Join this free clinic and learn the basics of climbing without a rope, falling, and some beginner technique! This clinic will give you all the tools to boulder at any of your local gyms!

WHEN: 10AM - 5PM // Every 30 minutes


INTRO TO CLIMBING (FREE)

Learn the ropes for free! This 1.5 hour class will teach you how to tie in with a figure eight, and teach you to belay (hold the ropes) for a partner. While this class does not belay certify you, we assure that you will have all the knowledge to pass a belay test next time you come into the gym.

WHEN: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM


CRUSH CLIMBS WITH ASHIMA (FREE)

We'll be offering two free sessions where pro-climber Ashima can help you with beta or learn by watching. Hang out with this super crusher and get all the secrets of strong climbing!

Ashima will also be signing posters and taking photos from 6- 7:30PM.

WHEN: 2 - 2:45PM + 4 - 4:45PM


RACKING YOUR RACK

How many ways can you carry your trad rack? This clinic will help you find the perfect way to place your cams and quick draws on your body for most efficient climbing and ease of placing gear.
*Prerequisite: Must be lead certified at the Cliffs

WHEN: 11AM - 12PM


LEAVE NO TRACE: CARING FOR OUR CRAGS

The outdoors is a magnificent space to be a part of. Learn to leave it better than you found it, and allow future generations this beautiful world we live in by learning the principals of Leave No Trace!

No prerequisites!

WHEN: 12 - 1PM


STATIC VS DYNAMIC MOVEMENT

Need help with that dyno? Want to learn to use friction like the pros? Take our free static and dynamic movement clinic to work these techniques and up your ability levels!
*Prerequisite: Must be able to project V2

WHEN: 1 - 2PM


OTHER ACTIVITIES



The North Face Vendor Village
Grab free stickers and check out new products and gear from The North Face. Also enter the raffle for some cool TNF swag! Raffle will take place at the end of community comp (see below).
WHEN: 11AM - 5PM

Community Comp
Join a team and climb ropes for points! Win gifts from The North Face or membership to The Cliffs! Get competitive with your friends!
Check in: 5:30PM
Comp: 6PM - 8PM
$10/per climber - 100% of the proceeds will go to
KIND

Raffle + Social Hour
8PM

Free After Party
The gym will be shutting down at 9:00PM (no more climbing!) to turn into a super fun dance floor with free booze and lots of music! Hop in the photo booth, bounce around in our giant orbs or get out there and dance. The climbing community is the best community, and we're all excited to party together!
WHEN: 9PM - Midnight


 

THE GYM WILL BE CLOSED FOR CLIMBING @ 9PM

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Adopt + Foster Event With Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Adopt + Foster Event With Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue

Tuesday, August 20 // 6:30 - 8:30PM

It’s not secret that we love dogs here at The Cliffs- and we want to do our part to help pups in need, too! We’re stoked to host Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, a Brooklyn based non-profit that has been rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters and finding them homes since 2011. Come meet some of their lovely pups, and learn about how to foster or adopt a new friend! (And yes, you can show up just to pet the dogs!)

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Mental Training With The Warrior's Way
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Mental Training With The Warrior's Way

The Warrior’s Way teaches how to focus attention under stress, which allows climbers to better deal with doubts and improve commitment. This clinic develops skills by practicing exercises in falling (introduced in small increments creating appropriate progressions), awareness, movement, breathing, and resting. All learned skills will be applied to a challenging route during the clinic. The take-away is a structured method for engaging risk with diminished fear.

Instructor: Dustin Portzline, AMGA Certified Rock Guide
Price: $150 for members // $175 for non-members

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POC Climb Night
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

POC Climb Night

POC Climb Night celebrates + welcomes climbers of color, old + new, to The Cliffs community! Join The Cliffs and Brothers of Climbing (BOC) for a night of climbing, laughter, and community building by and for climbers of color. Happy hour to follow!

All levels are welcome and no climbing experience is required.

Free for members // $15 for guests

Rentals included

Community climb: 7PM - 9PM

Happy hour: 9PM - Late

FRI 8/9 | 7PM - Late

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Mental Training With The Warrior's Way
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Mental Training With The Warrior's Way

The Warrior’s Way teaches how to focus attention under stress, which allows climbers to better deal with doubts and improve commitment. This clinic develops skills by practicing exercises in falling (introduced in small increments creating appropriate progressions), awareness, movement, breathing, and resting. All learned skills will be applied to a challenging route during the clinic. The take-away is a structured method for engaging risk with diminished fear.

Instructor: Dustin Portzline, AMGA Certified Rock Guide
Price: $150 for members // $175 for non-members

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Adult Climbing League Summer Edition
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Climbing League Summer Edition

The Adult Climbing League Summer Edition is here!

Climb every Friday night for 6 weeks, tally up your score, and then head over to The Local afterwards for free dinner + happy hour priced drinks with your fellow league mates! Sign up as a team of 4-6 climbers or as a free agent (teams will be created. Every participant gets a free tank top! Rental gear is included.

WHEN

Fridays 7PM - 9PM
Aug 2 - Sept 13 (Except for Sept 30)

PRICE

Members $65 // Guests $130

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Final Friday Flicks: 180° South - Conquerors of the Useless
Jul
26
9:00 PM21:00

Final Friday Flicks: 180° South - Conquerors of the Useless

Come hang out with us for our monthly movie night! "180 Degrees South: Conqueror's of the Useless" is a documentary that follows professional adventurer Jeff Johnson as he travels from Ventura, California to Patagonia, Chile - attempting to retrace the trip that Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Doug Tompkins (founder of The North Face) took in their van in 1968.

Free popcorn + free beer will be provided!

You must be 21+ to drink the beer, and you cannot drink and climb.

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Staff + Member Night @ The Cliffs at DUMBO
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Staff + Member Night @ The Cliffs at DUMBO

Saturday July 13 // 6-10PM

The Cliffs at DUMBO for some late-night climbing, hanging with staff and meeting new friends! The Cliffs wil close to the public at 8PM but remain open to members + season pass holders for an exclusive night of climbing fun. Food and drinks will be provided, including beer for those over 21 years old.

This event is FREE!

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Outdoor Career Fair
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Outdoor Career Fair

Join us for our annual Outdoor Career Fair! Come meet representatives from some of New York City's largest outdoor companies, such as Patagonia and Arc'teryx. Learn about their work in the NYC outdoor community, and any open positions that they're currently hiring for.

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The Cliffs Outdoors: Toprope Anchors I
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

The Cliffs Outdoors: Toprope Anchors I

Build on concepts learned in Pre-Crag 1: Identify sound anchoring points, create redundant and equalized systems, learn the methods for working near the cliffs edge, differentiate between anchoring materials.

Prerequisites: Toprope belay certified at the Cliffs. Pre-Crag 1 strongly recommended.
Price: Members $150 |
Guests $200
9AM-4PM

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A Day at The Gunks
Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

A Day at The Gunks

FRI 6/28 + SUN 7/26 | 9AM - 4PM 

Cost: $150 for members // $200 for guests
*REGISTRATION + PRICE ARE FOR BOTH DAYS*

Want to get outside and touch real rock? Rock climbing season is here! Join us for a day of climbing adventure at the world-class Gunks. Learn to climb on real rock with an AMGA certified guide and enjoy a fun day on the Shawangunk ridge. No prior experience necessary!

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