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Massive Long Island City climbing center to open Oct. 5

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Sept. 27, 2013 By Christian Murray

Long Island City, NY: The largest indoor rock-climbing facility in the US will be opening on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Cliffs LIC, located at 11-44th Drive in Long Island City, will feature more than 30,000 square feet of climbing space—including walls that tower up to 60-feet high. The center will also feature a gym, fully equipped with strength training equipment and cardiovascular machines.

Mike Wolfert, the owner of Cliffs LIC, took on the massive task of converting a former warehouse into the facility at the beginning of the year. Despite some early setbacks with the Building Department (see story), he has finally completed the center.

Wolfert said that Cliffs LIC has been designed so that children to pro athletes are able to participate.

This coming opening day, Wolfert said there will be climbing demonstrations.

Opening day, which goes from 9 am to 10 pm, will be a celebratory affair. There will be live music and giveaways—and there will be professional athletes on site.

Attendees will be able to climb for just $10 for day.

There will be competitions and even circus performers.

Details:

Cliffs LIC opening Day

Saturday, Oct. 5

Time: 9 am-10 pm

Location: 11-44th Drive, Long Island City

“Crazy people” Grand opening promo from The Cliffs on Vimeo.

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