This Thanksgiving break when the kids are off from school, instead of letting them drive you up a wall, bring them to Boston Rock Gym and let them climb one! We are offering two extra Kid’s Climb programs this weekend so parents can bring their children for a fun, and energy expending, activity while they are off from work and school! During classes, experienced Rock Gym Instructors are available to belay your child and encourage them to challenge themselves in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Call (781)-935-7325 to save a spot and sign up!
Kid’s Climb Class times:
Friday November 25, 2011:
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Saturday November 26, 2011:
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
The Boston Rock Gym is committed to being the hub of rock climbing in New England. Whether you are an avid climber with years of experience, or someone who has never experienced the thrill of the sport, we have the best instruction, clinics, and terrain around! We are thrilled to be able to offer high quality and dynamic summer climbing camps. Our philosophy is to create an environment where each child can feel free to take emotional risks, challenge themselves, and make life long friends. We ensure this through providing the best possible staff and stressing teamwork throughout the week. Come and see what a difference the Boston Rock Gym’s summer camps can make in your child!
—-Indoor Wall Monkeys Camp
This indoor climbing camp will give your child the skills and confidence to scale the BRG’s 30 foot high walls with ease. If your child is already an experienced climber he/she will learn the skills it takes to tackle the BRG’s harder and more strenuous walls. Our experienced staff will focus on building skills and community all in a fun and supportive environment. SKILLS COVERED: Climbing Technique, Use of equipment, Adventure Games, Initiative activities, climbing safety. Space is limited so sign up early!
Ages: 5 and up
Price: $190/week $145 for BRG annual members.
Times: 9:00am-12:00pm M-F
Well, after weeks of insanity, design, re-design, re-re-design, color picking, hold purchasing, construction, noise, long hours, re-re-re-design, flooring discussions, renovations, debates, re-re-re-re-design, and labor….OUR NEW BOULDERING WALL IS DONE AND OPEN. It debuted at our seminal yearly HEART OV ZTEEL event to a blown-minded crowd of enthusiasts and climbers. And for the last few weeks since the comp, the wall has been set with just under 20 boulder problems from V0-to VGnarly and is ready to be climbed! In addition to the sick new wall which boasts a 17 foot lip, and is 28 feet wide, we also made a big investment in an amazing custom flooring system from Futurist Climbing. Many of you may be a little wigged out when you come in and see a huge tall highball wall like this with no crashpads under it. But we assure you, the 14″ thick, seamless custom flooring system from Futurist Climbing is the best landing you could ask for! This flooring had just as much thought put in to it as the wall itself. There is not a flooring system like it in the Northeast! Unlike most commercial gyms with carpet bonded foam and drag mats, this flooring system greatly reduces the possibility of turned ankles on uneven edges of drag mats. We are happy to be able to offer this increased risk management to our die hard bouldering fans, because believe us when we say this wall is tall! Let these pictures by our good friends at ASA PHOTOGRAPHIC speak for themselves:
Hey everyone, just wanted to give you a head’s up that we have a comp this Saturday the 12th of March, so there will be a LOT of ropes unavailable through out the week for route-setting, and additionally we have a huge construction project going on this week as well. The gym is still open normal hours, but there will be some messes, and some unavailable climbing. Thanks for bearing with us this week as we work to improve the climbing experience at the gym!
Ok people. Here is the deal. If you have been living on Mars for the last three years, you might not know about our yearly Boulder Competition called HEART OV ZTEEL. Well, go check out the HEART OV ZTEEL website and learn all about the madness that is going to ensue on March 26th! Pre-register and get to training! Keep you eyes peeled on the HOZ site for promo videos, updates, and more!
by Gavin Heverly
Ok. We aren’t delusional. We know our walls are not the tallest in the industry. Or even in the Boston area for that matter. But what we WILL brag about is our route-setting. Maxim Zolotukhin, our head route-setter is probably the most passionately obsessed route-setter in the country. And I am not kidding. Then there’s Donny “Hot Karl” Martin. Who has been setting here at the gym for what seems like forever. He cares so much about the quality of his routes, and how much the customers like them that it’s almost a problem. Myself, I have been route-setting for something like 8 years. And I basically consider it to be one of the most scientifically challenging art forms in existence. Anyhow….Maxim will be talking more about the BRG’s route-setting philosophies in a later post.
For now…let’s talk about the HUGE volume holds we just got this morning. Ranging in size from 12″ to FOUR FEET across, these things will be *sick*. Don’t believe me? Come see the masterpieces Max and the rest of our pro-setting team whip up with them for yourselves.
By Gavin Heverly
Wow. Mountains. Being primarily a boulderer, and occasionally doing some multi-pitch trad….I am not going to lie, I totally romanticize the idea of traveling to some far region of the world and spending weeks or even months assaulting a mountain. My good friend, long time BRG member, and strong climber Matt McCormick recently returned from an expedition in Pakistan. Look out for an exclusive interview in the coming week or two regarding his trip and his experiences.
For now, check out the video Matt made about preparing for the trip:
by: Chris Mireault
Here is a simple V3 that has decent flow and a progressively harder finish. Set your feet correctly up top on this one and your good to go. Enjoy.
Come and climb it today at the Boston Rock Gym in Woburn, MA.
by: Chris Mireault
The “Advent Candle Route,” as some like to call it, has a straight-forward problem with a really nice sidepull/undercling. I find this problem perfect for laps or for a nice little challenge. Difficult for some, not so much for others. Either way it’s a problem worth climbing.
See for yourself! Come climb it today at the Boston Rock Gym in Woburn, MA.
By Chris Mireault
Back by popular demand, it’s the problem of the week at the Boston Rock Gym.
Here is a popular V3- that seems to be getting a lot of attention lately. Straight forward movement and many choices for beta. An all around fun problem.