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DUMBO Outdoor Bouldering Gym Opening Next Week at Brooklyn Bridge Park

 DUMBO Boulders at Brooklyn Bridge Park is set to open on April 16.
DUMBO Boulders at Brooklyn Bridge Park is set to open on April 16.
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DUMBO — Climb on!

DUMBO Boulders, North America’s largest outdoor bouldering gym, is set to open to the public April 16, followed by a May 7 grand opening celebration, at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The bouldering gym, operated by The Cliffs at Long Island City, is already in place under the Manhattan Bridge at the Main Street section of the park. 

The grand opening will be free to the public and will include instructional clinics, kid-friendly programming and a bouldering challenge for all skill levels.

“We’re excited to open to the public this April. DUMBO Boulders will offer a truly unique and exceptional outdoor climbing experience,” said Cliffs owner Mike Wolfert in a statement. 

“We are thrilled to be a part of bringing this amenity to the community.”

The gym’s owners say DUMBO Boulders will be an affordable option for the community, with day passes coming in at just $9 — a steal compared to the $28 price tag on day passes at The Cliff’s Long Island City gym.

Rental shoes, usually $6 at the gym, will be free with the price of admission. Chalk, which keeps climbers from slipping, will be available for a small fee.

The new facility will also offer free activities for students, including after-school programming and field trips.

DUMBO Boulders will be the largest outdoor bouldering facility in North America, according to the park.

The gym’s bright blue walls come in at 4,886 square feet of climbable surface area and can fit 51 climbers comfortably at the same time, according to The Cliffs. The entire 7,800-square-foot facility can accommodate about 250 climbers at any given time.

To start, the bouldering gym will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.