DUMBO Boulders Coming To NY

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Paul Robinson tests out the DUMBO Boulders.  Photo: Boon Speed.
Paul Robinson tests out the DUMBO Boulders. Photo: Boon Speed.

The newest large scale outdoor climbing structure is popping up under the Manhattan Bridge in New York. The boulders dubbed, the DUMBO Boulders, will be run by Cliffs Climbing + Fitness and are located in the newly renovated Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York.

The Walltopia-built boulders could be North America’s largest outdoor bouldering facility.

From press release:

“DUMBO Boulders will open in spring 2016 and welcome climbers of all abilities with routes ranging from beginner to advanced. The Cliffs will manage the new facility, bringing its expertise in operating premium climbing facilities to DUMBO. This collaboration between The Cliffs and BBP will add another dynamic element to this vibrant neighborhood and provide unique access to a sport not typically available in urban communities. Day passes will be $9, and DUMBO Boulders will also offer a substantial amount of free programming for afterschool programs and school field trips.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with The Cliffs to add bouldering to the Park’s diverse array of programs,” said Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park. “Perched under the majestic expanse of the Manhattan Bridge, bouldering at BBP will be unlike anywhere else. We look forward to welcoming climbers of all levels this spring.”

“We’re excited to team up with Brooklyn Bridge Park to offer a truly unique and exceptional outdoor bouldering experience,” said Mike Wolfert, owner of The Cliffs. “Climbing is a fantastic addition to this world-class park. It offers a fun fitness challenge to people of all ages and abilities.”