Indoor Rock Climbing Centers In and Near NYC

Rock climbing is great exercise, and indoor climbing takes away some of the safety risks of the sport, making it a great activity for kids and families. Check out these spots in and around New York City that offer indoor climbing walls -- including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Rockland County, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, CT.



City Climbers Club (AKA 59th Street Gym)

533 West 59th Street

(212) 974-2250 or (212) 408-0277



East 59th Street

1109 2nd Avenue

(212) 758-3434


The Field House Rock Wall at Chelsea Piers

23rd Street and the Hudson River

(212) 336-6500



Manhattan Plaza Health Club Climbing Wall

482 West 43rd Street

(212) 563-7001


New York Health and Raquet Club

62 Cooper Square

(212) 904-0400


Reebok Sports Club

68th Street and Columbus Avenue

(212) 362-6800


The Sports Center Climbing Wall

Chelsea Piers-Pier 60

(212) 336-600


The Sports Club/LA

330 E. 61st Street

(212) 355-5100



Aviator Sports and Recreation

Floyd Bennett Field, Hangar 5

Gateway National Recreation Area, Marine Park

(718) 758-7500


Brooklyn Boulders

575 Degraw Street


(347) 834-9066


Powerplay Recreational Center

432 Third Avenue

Park Slope/Gowanus

(718) 369-9880



The Rock Health and Fitness

22-15 31st Street


(718) 204-1400


Aviator Sports and Recreation

Floyd Bennett Field, Hangar 5

Gateway National Recreation Area, Marine Park, Brooklyn

(718) 758-7500


Long Island

Active Kidz Long Island

210 Forest Drive #A


(516) 621-6600


Island Rock Gym

60 Skyline Boulevard


(516) 822-ROCK? (7625)



Westchester County, NY

The Rock Club

130 Rhodes Street, New Rochelle

(914) 633-7625

The Rock Club has a forty-foot climbing wall as well as approximately 15,000 square feet of terrain with massive, radical bouldering. There are 70 top ropes with 25 lead stations, in addition to a huge lead arch. Beginner classes as well as intermediate and advanced clinics are taught. For adults, there are social nights, women's climbing, an adult climbing league, and a bouldering league.


The Cliffs at Valhalla

1 Commerce Park?, Valhalla

(877) 914-7625

With a more than 13,000-square-foot climbing wall, 50-plus top-rope stations, and tons of leads, this rock climbing facility is truly state of the art. There is an additional 2,500 square feet of bouldering with top-outs, rappel towers, fitness area, retail areas, and a private kids party area.


Rockland County, NY

The Wall at Palisades

3565 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

(845) 445-2067


Pascack Community Center

87 New Clarkstown Road, Nanuet

(Available to Clarkstown residents only)

(845) 371-6650


Fairfield County, CT


85 Mill Plain Rd


(203) 416-5500


Easton Community Center

364 Sport Hill Road


(203) 459-9700


Prime Climbs Mountain Fun

340 Quinnipiac Street

Silversmith Park, Bldg. #28


(203) 265-7880


Stone Age Rock Gym

195 Adams Street


(860) 645-0015


The CT Rock Gym

91 Shelton Avenue

New Haven

(203) 404-5166



Also see: A Parent's Guide to Rock Climbing and Hiking with Kids