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  • 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.

LOCATION
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.

PUBLIC CLIMBS
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 evenings from 5:30-9pm, beginning May 19h and ending October 27th.

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.

To Register:
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.



GROUP CLIMBS
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.

Restrictions:
Minimum age 12. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. 

Bad Weather:
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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    For the third year in a row, NY1 visited our College March - this time at Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies. They interviewed students who will be first-generation college-goers and heard how well BCS prepares them for their academic futures.

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    In Film & In Print: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Celebrates College March December 12, 2014

    Brooklyn Daily Eagle returned to our College March, this time at our Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies. Both their print and video stories cover the March in great detail.

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    CBS Reports From Hahn & Baldwin Marches December 12, 2014

    CBS New York visited our James Baldwin School and our Kurt Hahn School for the College March. One Hahn student called the March "a step into adulthood."

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