As if any further proof was needed to affirm Brooklyn’s standing as the coolest borough in New York City, try this: an 18,000 square-foot climbing space concealed inside a nondescript parking garage. Brooklyn Boulders is the ultimate jungle gym for grown-ups, and the largest rock-climbing center in the city. Co-owners and avid climbers Jeremy Balboni and Steven Spaeth recruited local experts to create walls that simulate the irregularity of a real mountain.
Brooklyn Boulders can accommodate visitors of all skill levels, though the gym does have unique areas reserved for the more seasoned climber. Intermediates can attempt to scale a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge’s famed pointed arches, while a cave and stalactite await advanced climbers.
Two lucky winners will get to try their hands at bouldering with two all-access day passes courtesy of Brooklyn Boulders.
1) Follow us on Twitter and tweet this message (if you already follow us, just tweet!):
“Win two all-access day passes to Brooklyn Boulders. Just follow @offManhattan and RT! http://bit.ly/freeClimb”
2) Sign up for our email list. (If you’re already a subscriber, you are automatically entered for a chance to win the giveaway.)
You can do both to be entered twice, and tweet once a day to be entered multiple times and increase your chance of winning. Deadline is Monday, June 14th at 6:00pm EST – winners will be chosen at random and announced the next day. Good luck!
How to get there: Take the 2, 3, 4, 5, N, Q, R, B, or D to Atlantic-Pacific, transfer to the R for one stop to Union St. (Brooklyn Boulders, 575 Degraw St., Brooklyn, 347.834.9066, brooklynboulders.com)