Indoor Rock Climbing Binghamton NY

Local resource for indoor rock climbing in Binghamton. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to indoor rock climbing facilities, rock climbing equipment, carabiners, climbing shoes, and rock climbing, as well as advice and content on how to get started on indoor rock climbing.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(607) 724-4361
347 Court Street
Binghamton, NY
 
Water & Wilderness
(607) 625-9922
P.O. Box 100
Apalachin, NY
 
The Inner Wall, Inc.
(845) 255-ROCK
234 Main St, Eckerd Plaza
New Paltz, NY
 
Angert Family Climbing Wall
(315) 228-6111 or 7323
Huntington Gym, Colgate University - 13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY
 
Powerplay Recreational Center
(718) 369-9880
432 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Description
Caving, top rope, lead climbing, bouldering and a couple of overhangs that lead to a thrilling ceiling mounted climbing wall surface.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(607) 797-5220
Town Square Mall
Vestal, NY
 
Joe Signs'' Kayak SuperStore & Boat Center
(607) 689-0330
3951 Waverly Rd
Owego, NY
 
Brooklyn Boulders
(347) 834-9066
575 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY
Description
Fully dedicated climbing gym featuring top ropes, lead climbing and bouldering over 18,000 square feet of floor space. 40ft routes and boulders that top out at over 17ft.

Cornerstone Climbing
(518) 490-1044
165 Highrock Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY
Description
10,000 sq. ft. of climbing terrain, over 40 top-rope stations, aggressive lead climbing, top out bouldering, party area, outdoor guiding and more!

Aviator Sports and Recreation
(718) 758-7500
Floyd Bennett Field, Hangar 5
Brooklyn, NY
Description
35 foot climbing wall

Indoor Rock Climbing

Indoor rock climbing is growing in popularity as athletes learn the many benefits of the sport. First of all, it is safer for a novice than climbing out doors. The gyms that house the walls provide equipment to rent and skilled trainers for any level of experience. Once one is certified by the staff for the skills needed to climb or belay, an athlete can pair up with a beginner just learning to choose a pathway or an experienced climber looking to prepare indoors for a rigorous outdoor climb.

Another benefit is the variety of work the body must do to complete a successful climb. Most sports rely upon a limited number of muscle groups. Indoor rock climbing uses muscles many athletes forget they have. There are fingers that grasp the new holds straining with weight until one can move one’s feet. There are the calves and thighs that quiver while the foot is balanced on small outcroppings. There are the back muscles and stomach muscles that help keep another climber’s rope taut while belaying.

For those who normally pursue intellectual sports like golf and chess, indoor rock climbing can be a challenge as well. Not only must one consider several moves at one time, one must take into account the curves in the wall or the distances between holds. One must time pushing off and grasping again. While belaying for another one must consider when to give line and when to hold it tight.

Because of the need to learn both tasks, solo climbers the the opportunity to meet other like minded individuals. One must learn to trust an unfamiliar belayer and earn the climber's trust as one belays. This makes indoor rock climbing a complete sport. It hones the mind, the body and the spirit through physical, mental and social challenges. No wonder it gains popularity every year.