CRUX LGBTQ Climbing - First Friday New Climber Night @thecliffslic

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The Cliffs at LIC

11-11 44th Drive

Queens, NY 11101

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LGBTQIA+ indoor rock climbing in NYC

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Every first Friday is a CRUX night at The Cliffs!

This event is geared towards people who have never climbed before, haven't climbed in a long time, and experienced, belay-certified climbers who like to help others have a great first or return experience.

Venue: The Cliffs LIC

You will need to fill out the gym's participant agreement for your first visit. Do so ahead of time here: All COVID-19 procedures are outlined there.

You must also reserve the 7:30pm timeslot in the RGPro online booking system. For Cliffs LIC gym members, select the MEMBERS Signup. As a Cliffs LIC guest, select the GUEST Signup > Bouldering or Ropes > Information and Booking > pick the date on the calendar > select Non-Climbing People Accompanying a Climber . Even though you will be climbing and might need to rent gear, this option allows you to complete your booking without immediate payment. When you arrive at the front desk, go to the leftmost check-in station and let the staff know that you are here for the CRUX event and whether you need rental gear. They will apply the CRUX discounts then. Only electronic payment is accepted at this time.


The main climbing area is on the ground floor. The second level bouldering and workout areas have stairs.

Changing Rooms & Lockers

There are gendered locker rooms with restrooms. Bring your own lock for valuables or you can rent them from the front desk. Cubbyholes for stashing non-valuables are throughout the climbing areas. There is a non-gendered changing room in the retail merchandising area.

Covid-19 Considerations

Masks that fully cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times upon entry into the gym, including while climbing. Neck gaiters, bandanas, any single-layer fabric coverings, and masks with valves are not allowed. Be aware that The Cliffs LIC implements mandatory temperature checks and hand sanitation measures before granting entry into the climbing area. Please observe all occupancy restrictions in locker rooms.

Full details here:


$25 for a facility day pass (first-timers at the Cliffs get gear rental included in the day pass cost). After registering on RGPro using the Non-climbing People participant and keeping the gear rentals at No, you will check-in at the guest desk to the left. Tell them that you're here for the CRUX event and they'll apply all discounts and gear (if needed).

For existing CRUX members, arrive before 7:30 PM and show your CRUX membership card to The Cliffs staff to get the day pass discount.

If you're already a Cliffs gym member, just scan your Cliffs membership card or use a punch card. There are no additional costs to attend our event.

Climb Time

CRUX event hosts will be milling about the tall bistro table towards the center. You should see a large banner and LGBTQIA flags. Hosts will be wearing yellow or teal CRUX t-shirts, and wearing the rainbow-colored CRUX nametags on their harnesses.

Climbing from 7:30 – 9:30(ish) PM. Some members climb later and do workouts/stretches afterwards, so ask around if you're a nightowl!

* Food, drink, socializing after 9:30 PM – After climbing a group usually heads to a local restaurant/bar for dinner and chit-chat. Hosts will spread the word on the post-climb spot, but if you don't hear just ask a fellow CRUXer or the event host.

*Due to COVID-19 protocols and cold weather, the post-climb social is suspended. Sorry :(

We're going to have a ton of fun! See you at The Cliffs at LIC every Monday!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. However, evenings get crowded in the after-work peak and is not the best time for small children new to a dynamic event space.

I'm part of an organization that would like to bring a group. Can we all register?

Please contact with info about your group before registering. This gives us an opportunity to ensure we can accommodate everyone.

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