Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for a belay-certification course with one week of climbing admission and two additional day passes ($74 value)
- $35 for a private belay session for four ($78 value)
The belay-certification course is ideal for beginners and covers basic skills such as harness use, knot tying, belaying, lowering, and gym etiquette. Private sessions allow for private instruction under staff supervision. Classes last 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the number of students.
New Jersey Rock Gym
Home to the state's largest freestanding bouldering island, New Jersey Rock Gym houses 12,000 square feet of vertical terrain to climb as well as 41 top roping stations. Armed with either day passes or membership, guests scamper up the gym's synthetic summits, hoping to ask questions of the learned ceiling light sequestered at the top of the mountain. While gear is included with some membership options, guests can opt to bring their own materials or rent the individual shoes ($5), harnesses ($4), or chalk bags ($2) they need from the pro shop. New Jersey Rock Gym offers a collection of educational course work in the vertical arts, teaching belay technique to beginners or advanced skills. Children can also take advantage of youth climbing programs, mini camps, and birthday parties before retiring to private refreshment chambers to absorb bottles of electrolyte-infused refreshment. The nearby pro shop outfits climbers with name-brand gear for purchase, while a WiFi lounge transmits terabytes of data into nearby electronic devices or unsecured cyborg brains.