We recently decided to check out the Albany Indoor Rock Gym. The gym is located just off Central Ave in Albany, NY.
The first thing we had to do was fill out waivers for each one of us. Our entry cost $12 per person and $6.50 for harness and shoe rentals.
Our time at Albany Indoor Rock gym started with a training session to get us set up with the equipment and how to use it. We worked with Matt, who was fantastic – very knowledgeable and helpful. He showed us around the gym, helped us with harnesses and ropes, and walked us through the process several times of getting ready to climb. We were trained to clip the ropes to our harnesses, check the ropes, and belay for our climbing partner.
There are lots of different ropes and climbing paths to choose from, of varying difficulty.
Coming down the wall.
After the kids had been climbing for a while, they decided to check out the expansive cave system in the walls of the gym. To see if you can fit and maneuver through the walls of the caves, they have this contraption for you to climb through. While the entire cave is not this narrow, there are some tight spots.
I had only a brief moment to snap a (blurry) picture before the kids were gone. They spent well over an hour in the cave system, and only came out for a break because it was past their dinnertime and they were quite hungry.
The tunnels in the cave range from large to small, completely dark, to openings in the walls.
We had a great time checking out the Albany Indoor Rock Gym, and will definitely go back sometime. Now that we are familiar with how to use the equipment, we will be ready to use it next time we go.
Check out the Albany Indoor Rock Gym at https://airrockgym.com/