Rock Climbing

The Sports Center is home to one of the largest indoor rock climbing gyms in New York City and one of the most challenging rock walls in the country. The main wall, bouldering wall and bouldering cave offer over 11,000 square feet of sculpted, three-dimensional climbing surface with numerous, and continually changing climbing routes that will challenge novice and expert climbers alike. In addition, a radically designed, over-hung competition roof provides experienced climbers with the ultimate challenge.


Equipment Rental

Climbing harnesses, shoes and chalk are available for rent. Equipment is included when you book a lesson, Open Climb or enroll in a Climbing School. Please make your payment at the Sports Center Front Desk and bring your receipt back to the Rock Wall office to pick up your equipment.

Shoes $6.00
Harness $4.00
Chalk $2.50

Guest Climbers

Non-members who are interested in visiting the Sports Center Rock Wall and are belay certified from another facility, may purchase a $50 day pass (photo ID required) and must make an advanced reservation for a belay check. Non-members who arrive at the wall without a scheduled belay check may have to wait for an available instructor to perform the check. Should you have any questions about the belay check requirements and to schedule a check, please call 212.336.6083 or email scrockwall@chelseapiers.com.