Welcome to DUMBO Boulders Powered by The Cliffs, NYC's first outdoor climbing facility! Whether you're a brand new or seasoned climber, you'll find something to get you psyched and push your limits on our walls.
Each participant entering DUMBO Boulders must have a waiver (climbers under the age of 18 must have a waiver completed by a parent or legal guardian).
Our staff will gladly give you an orientation when you check in and we'll get you started bouldering!
DUMBO Boulders welcomes climbers ages 6+. All climbers under the age of 18 must have a waiver filled out by a parent or legal guardian.
Kids 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult to supervise and spot. No more than 2 kids per adult!
DUMBO Boulders has two climbing walls: the Island Wall is for climbers of all ages. The Adult Wall is open only to climbers ages 14 and up. Exceptions may be made for competitive youth climbers and at the discretion of management.
Kids can scale the walls in their sneakers or borrow climbing shoes (limited sizes available).
All climbers ages 14 and under must have an adult spotting them as they climb.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO ROCK CLIMB?
Wear any clothes you feel comfortable working out or moving in. Some climbers prefer to wear pants to protect their legs from scrapes + scuffs.
WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?
Climbing shoes (rental shoes are included with your day pass) are designed with a snug fit and outsoles of soft + sticky rubber to help you grip footholds on the wall. Chalk (available for rental) is optional: it helps keep your hands dry to improve your grip.
WHAT IS BOULDERING?
Bouldering is a style of climbing done on shorter walls—it requires no ropes and no partner. If you have any further questions about bouldering, feel free to ask one of our friendly staff!
WHERE CAN I TRY ROPED CLIMBING?
To try roped climbing, check out The Cliffs at LIC in Long Island City, Queens.