New York State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority announces the opening of the new indoor Climbing Center at Mt Van Hoevenberg inside the Mountain Pass Lodge.
The Climbing Center at Mt Van Hoevenberg is open to the public and offers the region’s largest indoor climbing space, designed to provide first-class experiences for climbers of all levels and interests. Pricing includes access to numerous climbing routes on a 30-foot wall, plus automatic top-roping safety devices and all the gear required, including shoes, harnesses, belay devices, and chalk. To provide variety and offer additional learning opportunities, there’s also a traverse wall and a bouldering wall.
The new facility is open five days a week:
- Tuesday – Thursday 10:00 am – 6:30
- Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Starting the week of April 26, the facility will kick off the Routefinders Climbing Program, a six-week program for three age-specific groups.
- Wee Climb – for climbers three to five years old on six consecutive Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00. This parent-child program nurtures the early development of climbing confidence on the lower traverse and bouldering walls to help kids get a foothold in the sport.
- Dynos – for climbers six to twelve years old on six consecutive Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00. This group will expand the range of techniques and possibilities for youth while offering creative and physical challenges to help build confidence and strength.
- Senders – for climbers 13 years old and older on six consecutive Thursdays from 3:30-5:00. These sessions will dive into technical aspects of bouldering, top-roping, and lead climbing while offering athletic development and problem-solving challenges.
On-site registration will take place April 19, 20, and 21, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, and includes a climbing session. For more information including online registration and pricing, click here.
The new Climbing Center at Mt Van Hoevenberg and the expanded access to the sport of climbing build on the list of activities and year-round programming now available at the Mt Van Hoevenberg facilities.