WHEELS is one of only 92 schools in the country to receive the prestigious SupportMusic Merit Award for excellence in music education.
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.
The climbing wall can be opened upon request any day of the week, evenings from 5:30 pm to 9 pm. A minimum group size of 8 is required. Please contact jeff Grinnell at email@example.com.
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.
WHEELS Receives 2017 SupportMusic Merit Award from The NAMM Foundation April 4, 2017
MELS students inspire with Portraits of Activism April 1, 2017
For 8th-graders at MELS, lessons in writing, art and social studies have come together in a published book of 25 interviews and portraits of social activists in New York City.
Gaynor McCown Students Give Back March 15, 2017
Gaynor McCown students hosted 200 guests at the 6th Annual John's Pasta Party to raise money for the South Shore Rotary John Dressler Scholarship, aimed to help students with cancer return to the classroom.