Rock climbing, anyone?

By Amy Brozio-Andrews

Rock_Climbing.jpgWhat?

Gift certificates for indoor rock climbing at Albany's Indoor Rock Gym.

Who is it for?

Anyone who's climbing the walls -- or would be, if it weren't so cold outside. There are overhangs, floor-to-ceiling climbs, and even across-the-ceiling climbs. You can do indoor caving too.

Where can you get it?

Albany's Indoor Rock Gym at 4C Vatrano Rd., Albany, NY 12205. Call (518) 459 7625 for more details.

How much?

Admission is $12 and equipment rental (needed for climbing only, not caving) is an extra $6.50 ($18.50 total). This covers you for an all-day adventure. Private lessons are available for $55 per hour (add $30 for two participants) and that includes equipment rental. You can also buy monthly memberships or multi-visit punch cards. You can find a complete pricing guide here.

Also try:

Climbing clinics are available for kids and adults this spring, April 13-17, 2009 ($188). You can also buy equipment -- shoes and harness (trango) $85 plus tax; chalk bag, ball, and belt for $18 plus tax; and shoes, harness, chalk bag, ball, and belt for $105 plus tax.

You can also check out Electric City Rock Gym at 433 State St # 100, Schenectady, NY 12305 | (518) 388-2704.

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