Rock climbing

The 10 Best Indoor Bouldering and Climbing Gyms in Melbourne

With Melbourne’s lockdown lifted, it’s time to start climbing again. By Christopher Riley | Jul 28, 2021 Not so long ago, rock climbing was considered a niche sport. Few gyms offered it and dedicated climbers were rare. This time is no more. between the popularity of ninja warrior and 2018 Free Solo, escalation – and […]

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Wall climbing will make its debut at the 2020 Games. Here’s how the new sport works.

Wall climbing, also known as sport climbing, will make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games in 2020. The sport consists of three disciplines: speed climbing, in which athletes race up a 15-meter wall; bouldering, a puzzle-like challenge in which athletes scale unknown and shorter 4.5-meter walls with complex sequences; and lead climbing, in which […]

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Harlem Cliffs Bring Rock Climbing to Upper Manhattan

A new fitness center in Manhattan takes rock climbing to new heights. The Cliffs of Harlem celebrated its grand opening this weekend at 256 W 125th St, directly across from the Apollo Theater in Harlem, and is now open to those wishing to visit Upper Manhattan. The 15,000 square foot space is now the largest […]

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Rock by stone, climbing finally prepares to climb the Olympic wall

Sport climbing has reached the top of the Olympic wall for Tokyo 2020. It should all be uphill from there. An activity on the rise due to its combination of physical activity and euphoria will cross a new frontier when the first rock is grabbed at the Olympics on August 3. Here’s everything you need […]

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A 3-story Ascend facility is coming to downtown Erie

The site of the former McDonald’s restaurant at the corner of State and West Fifth streets has been buzzing with activity since it was purchased by Erie Downtown Development Corp. in October 2019. First came the demolition equipment to level the old building. Within months, EDDC had invested $7,000 to create the Flagship City Curling […]

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Boalsburg Indoor Climbing Reaches New Heights | WTAJ

CENTER COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — An indoor climbing gym that opened earlier this year in Boalsburg brings the community together. Climb Nittany offers rope climbing, bouldering (non-rope climbing), yoga classes, a standard gym and programs for all levels. Climb Nittany, managing director, Michael Molony, said that in addition to being a physically engaging sport, it […]

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Teen recovers from 20ft fall from rock climbing wall at Wyandotte Fair

WYANDOTTE, Mich. – Horrified witnesses saw a young teenager fall 20 feet from a climbing wall at the Wyandotte Street Art Fair on Friday. “It’s a good thing he’s fine, but no one should have to go through this, not even to see him,” said a local resident. Another local woman added: “I would be […]

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New Ripon CA Climbing Gym opens with a large facility

Learning the ropes takes on a whole new meaning when you’re 55 feet in the air and hooked to just one. Still, the staff at Ripon’s new Alpine Climbing Adventure Fitness are determined to turn everyone who walks through its doors into climbers. The new from-scratch facility on Garrison Road is hard to miss, as […]