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Top 5 Climbing Gyms of New York

In 2024, we conducted a survey of over 4,800 public reviews in order to find the top 5 climbing gyms of New York. Brooklyn Boulders, MetroRock and Movement are among some of the top rock gyms of the area. Want to learn about the 10 climbing gyms that didn’t quite make the list? You can…

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In 2024, we conducted a survey of over 4,800 public reviews in order to find the top 5 climbing gyms of New York. Brooklyn Boulders, MetroRock and Movement are among some of the top rock gyms of the area.

Want to learn about the 10 climbing gyms that didn’t quite make the list? You can read about them in our article “2024 Climbing Gyms Near Me: New York“.

5. Brooklyn Boulders – Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Boulders is located at 575 Degraw Street in Brooklyn, New York. Over 350 public reviews gave this facility an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars. One reviewer, Phil Rider, wrote “Most of the routes incorporate interesting balance and body position problems.”.

Some amenities of this facility include: 25,000 square feet of climbing terrain, Lead climbing, bouldering, top rope climbing, auto-belay stations, over 300 routes and general fitness equipment.

Pricing for this facility is as follows: $30 for a day pass, $270 for a 10 Punch Pass, $129 (plus a $100 initiation fee) for a monthly membership and $1,290 for an annual membership. Reduced pricing is available for students.

Brooklyn Boulders
Source: Brooklyn Boulders website

A few perks of opting for a membership at Brooklyn Boulders include unlimited first-time guest passes, discounts on returning guest passes, discounts on retail and more.

4. MetroRock – Bushwick, New York

MetroRock can be found at 321 Starr Street in Bushwick, New York. Nearly 400 public reviews found this facility to have an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. Reviewer Andzei wrote “At (the) top of some routes you can even see Manhattan!”.

A few amenities of this rock-climbing gym include bouldering walls, auto-belay stations, youth instruction and more.

Rates for this climbing gym are as follows: $30 for a day pass, $240 for a 10 Punch Pass, $125 for a monthly membership and $1350 for an annual membership. If you are a student, teacher, military member, first responder, healthcare worker, disabled, a person of color, women or queer be sure to ask about what discounts are available to you.

Some perks of choosing a membership over a day or punch pass include one free guest pass per month, a 20% discount in the gear shop, free lead rope rentals and half off of instructional courses.

3. Movement (Gowanus) – Brooklyn, New York

Movement
Source: Movement website

2. Vital Climbing Gym – Brooklyn, New York

The Gowanus location of Movement (formerly known as The Cliffs at Gowanus) is located at 242 Butler Street in Brooklyn, New York. Nearly 250 public reviews found this climbing gym to have an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. One reviewer, Jon Chandler, wrote “Roof terrace with hammocks is awesome and something I haven’t seen at a gym before”.

Prices for the Gowanus location of Movement are: $34 for a day pass, $306 for a 10 Punch Pass and $135 for a monthly membership. A few benefits of opting for a membership at this facility include access to all Movement locations (Yes! Even the out of state ones!), free yoga classes, free fitness classes, free guest passes, and discounts in the gear shop.

Vital Climbing Gym is located at 211 North 14th Street in Brooklyn, New York. 660 public reviews found this climbing gym to have an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. Reviewer Eliot Rocks wrote “They had really good quality comp style problems in the V3 to V6 range, which is incredibly rare to find.”.

A few features of this rock-climbing gym include bouldering walls, Aeriel silks, yoga classes, cycle classes and general fitness classes.

Prices for the Vital Climbing Gym are: $35 for a day pass, $277 for a 10 Punch Pass, $145 per month (plus a $10 key fee) for a monthly membership and $1,450 for an annual membership.

1. Movement (Long Island City) – Queens, New York

The Long Island City location of Movement (formerly known as The Cliffs) can be found at 11-11 44th Drive in Queens, New York. Nearly 1,500 public reviews found this rock gym to have an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. One reviewer, Emily Xiong, wrote “I had a fantastic experience at this indoor climbing gym.”.

Some amenities of this nearly 24,000 square foot rock-climbing gym include, a gear shop, yoga classes, fitness classes, lead climbing, bouldering walls, top rope climbing and general fitness equipment.

Pricing for this climbing gym are as follows: $34 for a day pass, $306 for a 10 Punch Pass and $135 (plus a $49 initiation fee) for a monthly membership. Discounts are available for families.

Movement
Source: Movement website

A few benefits of opting for a membership at this rock gym include a 10% discount in the gear shop, free yoga classes, free group fitness classes, one free guest pass per month, one free introductory level class and half off of future classes.

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