Plan a Visit
Please review our Facility Policies here.
This location offers: Auto Belays, Top Rope, Lead, Bouldering, & Fitness
Train: Travel to Columbus Circle via the A,B,C,D, or 1 trains (accessible station) and Walk to West End Ave & 60th street.
Bus: Take the M57 bus and get off at West End Avenue & 61st or 59th street. Walk to 60th street.
Wheelchair accessibility through the west entrance, via Freedom Place
1: Watch the Videos
Are you ready to check out everything Central Rock Gym has to offer? Whether you are a beginner checking out climbing for the first time or a seasoned pro looking for the perfect place to hone your skills, we have something for you!
Get a taste of what we have to offer by watching our “First-Time Climber” video. Learn what to look out for by watching our “Bouldering Orientation” video. Then, check out the options we have listed below to get your experience started quickly. For our additional information, visit our FAQ page, Here! Questions about kids climbing? Click Here to learn about our options for youth.
2: Complete the Waiver & Orientation Forms
All participants must have a signed waiver. If the climber is under the age of 18 this waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Sorry, grandparents, older siblings, and teachers do not count. The waiver can be submitted electronically by clicking below.Sign Here
Bouldering Orientation Form
All climbers must have a signed Bouldering Orientation Form. If the climber is under the age of 18 this form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Sorry, grandparents, older siblings, and teachers do not count. The form can be submitted electronically by clicking below.Sign Here
Auto Belay Orientation Form
All climbers are encouraged to have a signed Auto Belay Orientation Form. If the climber is under the age of 18 this form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Sorry, grandparents, older siblings, and teachers do not count. The form can be submitted electronically by clicking below.Sign Here
3: Choose Your Experience
Bouldering is climbing on shorter walls with more dynamic movements and is a great way to experience rock climbing without any need for prior experience. Come in, and our staff will give you an introduction to the sport that will allow you to enjoy our bouldering facility to its fullest potential. No appointments or classes necessary!Bouldering
Our Auto-Belay systems will make getting up the taller climbing walls hassle-free! Designed to lower children and adults at a slow, controlled rate, these devices are easy to use. Purchase a day pass and rental gear, get a 5-10 minute orientation on how to use the Auto-Belays properly, and away you go!
*Accessible top rope area.AutoBelay
Rope Climbing - Climb On Our 40ft Tall Wall
Let our trained staff at Central Rock Gym do all the work for you. Available on weekends from 10:15am-4:15pm, this program allows you to climb without having to know how to work the ropes yourself. Our staff will get you situated with all the climbing gear you and/or your children will need, then assist you for 1 hour, letting you climb on our Rope Wall under their direction to your heart’s content.
*Accessible top rope area.Staff Belay Registration
The best way to experience everything we have to offer is to learn to belay. Once this hour long course is completed, you will have the skills you need to make full use of the 40-foot tall climbing terrain any time you visit.
*Class fee does not include access to the facility outside of class hours. A day pass add-on is available for purchase at a discounted rate for class participants.
**Accessible top rope area.Class Registration
A membership at Central Rock Gym gets you access to every location and amenity we offer! We took the guessing game out of memberships with no fees, just the monthly rate; so there are never surprises!