The New York Daily News published its list of the City's top 60 high schools, and our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School was in the top 1/3 of schools named at #20.
Want to Climb?
- Our climbing wall is the highest in the City.
- Open climbing season is from late May – October.
- Students from our network schools climb for free.
Our wall is located at 29-46 Northern Blvd, on the back side of the NYC Outward Bound Schools building, in Long Island City, Queens. Detailed directions via subway are here.
NYC Outward Bound Schools offers to the public climbing sessions on our five-story climbing wall in Long Island City, the tallest outdoor climbing wall in the City. Sessions are available every Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30-9pm, beginning May 20th and ending October 30th.
Public Climbing is $25 per session when registering online ($28 at the door). We offer discounted 10-session, 20-session, and full-season passes. Equipment and basic belay instruction provided.
Click here to register online. A portion of your proceeds goes toward funding free climbing for NYC public school students. Entry limited to 30 people/day.
STUDENT CLIMBS FOR OUR NETWORK SCHOOLS
Students at any of NYC Outward Bound Schools' network schools are eligible to climb for free by arranging a trip well in advance of the climbing day. Click here to learn more about what your school must do to set up a climbing session and join our Student Climbing Facebook page here.
If you are interested in group climbing sessions, we customize programs to meet your organization’s needs and budget. Click here to learn more.
What We Provide:
We provide the instructors and the equipment for you to climb at your skill level. From learning the basics and honing your skills to finding the most challenging route to the top, NYC Outward Bound provides the support you will need to learn, grow, and meet your climbing goals in a non-competitive, inclusive environment.
Minimum age 12. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
We generally keep the wall open in light rain, but steady rain and other weather may require a cancellation. In case of bad weather, check this page for updates on potential cancellations. Weather calls will be at 3:30 pm on the day of the climb.
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PBS American Graduate Day Features Our Crew Program September 30, 2014
PBS' American Graduate Day featured NYC Outward Bound Schools' Crew program as a model for developing strong adult-student relationships. Crew Advisor Craig Dorsi and student Nubia Blake of our Channel View School for Research were featured alongside NYCOBS alum Meg Riordan of our partner in teaching, Expeditionary Learning.