Climbing in West Seneca

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Sprawling across a combined 50,000 square feet, Buffalo’s revamped House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs delivers fright after fright for those brave enough to enter their doors. Foggy hidden passageways cradled in darkness give way to a menagerie of monsters, from zombie soldiers wielding sledgehammers to demonic surgeons hungry for the under insured. An occasional strobe light illuminates secret passageways and a maze of doors designed to befuddle visitors as the house’s demons circle ever closer. Once through the labyrinthine hallways of the House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs, thrill-seekers can tread carefully through additional attractions including Hellhouse: Possession, Bodyharvesters: Bloodfeast, Wicked Freakshow in 3D, and Killer Theater.

3757 Union Road
Cheektowaga,
NY
US

Almost every step reveals some new horror within the spooky confines of Frightworld America's Screampark, which the Travel Channel's America's Scariest Halloween Attractions described as "a macabre circus of shocks." It typically takes around two hours to navigate the labyrinth of ominous hallways and monster-infested rooms. The park consists of five themed attractions?with new frights introduced each season?which are all connected to create one massive, pulse-elevating experience.

The designers base these frightening exhibits on inherently unnerving locales?such as an abandoned asylum, an isolated cabin, or a hotel room without access to HBO. In each setting, costumed actors lie in wait to burst forth and startle passersby. After successfully braving all five areas, groups can spend the evening swapping stories of their favorite scare while enjoying a bite from Frightworld's concession stand.

3097 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo,
NY
US

After spending hours on the faces of outdoor boulders and overhangs, the crew at Niagara Climbing Center brings back inspiration as a souvenir. With toughened fingers and memories of these natural rock formations, they return to their indoor facility to lay climbing routes on 6,000 square feet of vertical terrain. The gym's walls reach up to 20 feet above the ground and their features include bulges and slopes to help climbers prepare for real rocks or real trophy rooms of big-game rock hunters.

1333 Strad Ave
North Tonawanda,
NY
US

Niagara Falls North KOA attracts tent-toting campers with its numerous amenities and proximity to popular attractions, including Niagara Falls. With a fire ring and picnic table, each campsite affords campers the opportunity to cook and eat their dinner rustic style (additional charge for firewood). Outdoor adventurers can plug in their hair dryers, phone chargers, or cotton-candy machines with the included electricity, and clean campground restrooms and showers and free WiFi help ensure a pleasant overnight experience.

1250 Pletcher Road
Youngstown,
NY
US

At RockVentures, climbers of all ages and experience levels scale challenge-filled walls lining the 18,000-square-foot facility. Classes impart students with surefooted spirit and fundamental climbing skills such as anchoring the rope for comrades. In addition to individual challenges, the center hosts several group events, ranging from team-building weekends to kids' birthday parties and summer camps. Rock Ventures grants discounted admission to veterans and their families with advance reservation on Saturday mornings, and helps disabled climbers conquer the rocks by using block-and-tackle systems to hoist themselves up.

Owner Kent Winchester informs his work at RockVentures with a multifaceted history of leadership and team-building experience, including a stint in the Peace Corps.

1044 University Ave.
Rochester,
NY
US

Offerings at Climber’s Rock balance the needs of adventure seekers and workout-oriented clients alike inside its combination climbing gym and yoga studio. Indoor climbing walls and provided equipment let climbers take on the facility’s 100-plus vertical ascents in a variety of grades designed for beginners through advanced climbers. Newer students can learn techniques during training sessions, which lead them to eventually scaling, belaying, bouldering, and crab walking their way up self-directed paths. For more grounded workouts, yoga and Pilates instructors explore the mind-body connection in an onsite studio with classes targeted toward many body types and skill levels. Some options include Yin Yoga, which encourages meditative, slow-paced movements, and Core Flow classes, which offer participants a dynamic, energetic workout.

5155 Harvester Rd
Burlington,
ON
CA