Sport Lead Basics
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Sport Lead Basics

Tues 8/20 + Thurs 8/22 | 6 - 9pm

Get your introduction to the exciting world of indoor lead climbing! This comprehensive class is taught in two 3-hour sessions. You’ll learn stances, clipping, dynamic lead belaying, including feeding out rope and catching falls, and finally, taking the whip!

Prerequisites: Must be toprope certified at The Cliffs and able to onsight 5.9 and work 5.10

$37.5 for members/ $75 for guests

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Northern NY  Adaptive Climbing Volunteer Training
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Northern NY Adaptive Climbing Volunteer Training

We are hosting a volunteer training session for new and returning ACG volunteers in the Northern NY area. All volunteers must be age 14+, belay certified, and participate in one training per calendar year. We will review disability etiquette, our use of specialized equipment, and belaying techniques for climbers in various disability categories. Come join us for a night of learning and growing our community!

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What we're about?
Adaptive Climbing Group (ACG) is an organization that hosts monthly meet-ups of adaptive climbers and volunteers, sharing a love for rock climbing. We work together at each session to make improvements at our favorite sport. Our expanding community is always open to welcoming new climbers of varying abilities. We meet on different dates at different locations, including the Cliffs at Valhalla, the Gravity Vault Poughkeepsie, and Central Rock Syracuse.

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Adaptive Climbing
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Adaptive Climbing

Adaptive Climbing Group hosts monthly climbing sessions at The Cliffs at Valhalla. ACG is an amazing community for people with disabilities to have opportunities to inclusively participate in the sport of climbing! Adaptive Climbing is taking the already existing abilities of a person and helping them participate in the sport. 

Please fill in your details in the Event Registration Form below and you will be automatically registered.

Cost: FREE

ACG sessions at Valhalla sponsored by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

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Adaptive Climbing
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Adaptive Climbing

Adaptive Climbing Group hosts monthly climbing sessions at The Cliffs at Valhalla. ACG is an amazing community for people with disabilities to have opportunities to inclusively participate in the sport of climbing! Adaptive Climbing is taking the already existing abilities of a person and helping them participate in the sport. 

Please fill in your details in the Event Registration Form below and you will be automatically registered.

Cost: FREE

ACG sessions at Valhalla sponsored by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

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The Cliffs Blood Drive with NYBC
Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

The Cliffs Blood Drive with NYBC

New York State blood banks are currently facing a blood shortage. Join us at the gym in supporting the New York Blood Center as they save lives across the New York Metro Area.⁣⁣⁣
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All participants in our blood drive will receive snacks + juice, as well as a free guest pass to The Cliffs (members, this is an extra guest pass for a friend!).
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (the exhaustive list can be found online)
1. Bring proper government-issued ID⁣⁣
2. Minimum 110 lbs⁣⁣
3. Eat well + drink fluids the day of!⁣⁣
4. No tattoos for the last 12 months⁣⁣
5. Age 16-75⁣
6. It has been at least 56 days since your last blood donation

Interested in donating? Register at the front desk or below.
RSVP & reserve a time slot here:

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A Day at The Gunks
Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

A Day at The Gunks

FRI 6/28 + SUN 7/26 | 9AM - 4PM 

Cost: $150 for members // $200 for guests
*REGISTRATION + PRICE ARE FOR BOTH DAYS*

Want to get outside and touch real rock? Rock climbing season is here! Join us for a day of climbing adventure at the world-class Gunks. Learn to climb on real rock with an AMGA certified guide and enjoy a fun day on the Shawangunk ridge. No prior experience necessary!

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 Pre-Crag 1: Intro to Anchors
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Pre-Crag 1: Intro to Anchors

This course is perfect for the gym climber pining to get outside for the first time. Learn the basics of anchor building and the differences between the gym and the big bad cliff. We'll cover everything from bolted and natural anchors and the requisite equipment to outdoor ethics, including Leave No Trace to ensure continued access to our favorite outdoor areas.

Prerequisites: Must be toprope belay certified at The Cliffs.

$49 for members // $99 for guests

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Adaptive Climbing
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Adaptive Climbing

Adaptive Climbing Group hosts monthly climbing sessions at The Cliffs at Valhalla. ACG is an amazing community for people with disabilities to have opportunities to inclusively participate in the sport of climbing! Adaptive Climbing is taking the already existing abilities of a person and helping them participate in the sport. 

Please fill in your details in the Event Registration Form below and you will be automatically registered.

Cost: FREE

ACG sessions at Valhalla sponsored by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

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Women in The Outdoors Week
Jun
25
to Jun 27

Women in The Outdoors Week

Join us as we celebrate the power of women and non-binary folks in the outdoors. Through presentations, panels, and adventures, the Women in the Outdoors Week provides opportunities to engage, share stories, and support one another. Elevating these voices empowers and enables all people to have meaningful outdoor experiences.  The Cliffs is proud to be hosting two events this week! Check out the booking link for a full line-up of events.

1. Women Who Crush: Collaborative Climb + Discussion: We're inviting climbers of all levels to a night of skills practice, camaraderie, and discussion. Start the night by working on your skills, partnered with climbing mentors from The Cliffs Community. Whether you're brand new to climbing or looking to step up to the next level, you'll be matched with experienced and supportive women. After a full night of practice, head on over to The Local for a post-climbing presentation and discussion on the topic of women powering women. Join a conversation on how as women, we can continue to grow and support each other and work to break down systemic dynamics that have been fostered between women.

Where: Climbing at The Cliffs at LIC

Post-climbing presentation and discussion at The Local NY

When: June 25th, 6:30pm

Cost: $10 for mentorship + panel (day pass fees still apply)

2. Activism in the Outdoors Panel + No Man's Land Film Festival Hear from a panel of powerful outdoors women from The Cliffs Community about their careers and activism in the climbing world. And then stick around after the panel for the No Man's Land Film Festival - the only adventure film festival to exclusively feature women-identified athletes. We'll also have a raffle, beer, and snacks!

Where: The Cliffs at LIC

When: June 27th, 6:30pm.

Cost: $15 

A portion of every ticket goes to support the Young Women Who Crush mentorship program with the Discover Outdoors Foundation and the Cliffs.

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 Sport Lead Basics
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Sport Lead Basics

Tues 6/25 + Thurs 6/27 | 6 - 9pm

Get your introduction to the exciting world of indoor lead climbing! This comprehensive class is taught in two 3-hour sessions. You’ll learn stances, clipping, dynamic lead belaying, including feeding out rope and catching falls, and finally, taking the whip!

Prerequisites: Must be toprope certified at The Cliffs and able to onsight 5.9 and work 5.10

$37.5 for members/ $75 for guests

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Sport Lead Basics
Jun
15
12:30 PM12:30

Sport Lead Basics

Sat 6/15 + Sun 6/16

Get your introduction to the exciting world of indoor lead climbing! This comprehensive class is taught in two 3-hour sessions. You’ll learn stances, clipping, dynamic lead belaying, including feeding out rope and catching falls, and finally, taking the whip!

Prerequisites: Must be toprope certified at The Cliffs and able to onsight 5.9 and work 5.10

$37.5 for members/ $75 for guests

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Pre-Crag 4: Intro to Multipitch
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Pre-Crag 4: Intro to Multipitch

Getting excited to climb some taller walls outside? Learn the basics and fundamentals of multi-pitch climbing. Skills will cover anchor review and organization, belaying a follower from above and a leader off a ledge or a hanging belay, rope management skills and all the basics of multi-pitch rappelling.

$49 for Members // $99 for Guests 
Prerequisites: Must be lead certified at The Cliffs.

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Summer Kick Off Party!
Jun
11
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Kick Off Party!

Kick-off your summer at The Cliffs!

Here at The Cliffs we're all about community. Join us as we celebrate our community, our climbing partners, and the warmer weather and kick-off the summer with style.

We'll be partying, grilling, and playing out on the lawn! The Cliffs will provide grillable food*, beverages (including beer for those 21+), volleyball tournament, slackline showdown, and more!

As always, we will be joined by our adoptable friends from the Wayward Ranch Animal Sanctuary.

All are invited, so bring a friend!

*We'll provide food but feel free to bring your favorite dish to share!

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Pre-Crag 3: Intro to Multipitch
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Pre-Crag 3: Intro to Multipitch

Getting excited to climb some taller walls outside? Learn the basics and fundamentals of multi-pitch climbing. Skills will cover anchor review and organization, belaying a follower from above and a leader off a ledge or a hanging belay, rope management skills and all the basics of multi-pitch rappelling.

$49 for Members // $99 for Guests 
Prerequisites: Must be lead certified at The Cliffs.

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Pre-Crag 2: Sport Lead, Cleaning, & Rappelling
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Pre-Crag 2: Sport Lead, Cleaning, & Rappelling

Getting psyched for your first trip to Rumney or the Red River Gorge?  Our Get Out 2 course gets you up to speed with outdoor sport climbing.  Learn the best methods for getting your gear on and off the wall and how to make the best decisions for different circumstances encountered in the great outdoors.  

$49 for Members // $99 for Guests

Prerequisites: Must be lead certified at The Cliffs.

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Pre-Crag 1: Intro to Anchors
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Pre-Crag 1: Intro to Anchors


This course is perfect for the gym climber pining to get outside for the first time. Learn the basics of anchor building and the differences between the gym and the big bad cliff. We'll cover everything from bolted and natural anchors and the requisite equipment to outdoor ethics, including Leave No Trace to ensure continued access to our favorite outdoor areas.

Prerequisites: Must be toprope belay certified at The Cliffs.

$49 for members // $99 for guests

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Sport Lead Basics
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Sport Lead Basics

Tues 5/7 + Thurs 5/9 | 6pm - 9PM

Get your introduction to the exciting world of indoor lead climbing! This comprehensive class is taught in two 3-hour sessions. You’ll learn stances, clipping, dynamic lead belaying, including feeding out rope and catching falls, and finally, taking the whip!

Prerequisites: Must be toprope certified at The Cliffs and able to onsight 5.9 and work 5.10

$37.5 for members/ $75 for guests

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