Outing Schedule

Program Days Time Sign up Fee
Climbing Trip to The Edge Halfmoon Saturday, December 20 The van will leave at 9:30am and return at 4:30pm. Sign up at the Main Desk. Must be 10 years or age or older. Limit 9.

Participants must have a signed waiver from The Edge. Visit the link to view and complete your waiver online. Waivers must be filled out online prior to leaving on the trip.

Participants are responsible for paying their own $10 entry fee upon arrival at The Edge Halfmoon.

They must also bring their own lunch, water bottle and comfortable climbing clothes. Equipment will be provided.

Indoor Community Ropes Course Tuesday, December 23 9:00am–1:00pm Sign up at the Main Desk. Must be 12 years of age or older. Meet in the Main Lobby. Free for members • $20 for non-members
Indoor Community Ropes Course Tuesday, December 30 9:00am–1:00pm Sign up at the Main Desk. Must be 12 years of age or older. Meet in the Main Lobby. Free for members • $20 for non-members
Indoor Community Ropes Course Wednesday, January 14 4:00–8:00pm Sign up at the Main Desk. Must be 12 years of age or older. Meet in the Main Lobby. Free for members • $20 for non-members
Snowman Building, Sledding & Hot Coca Tuesday, February 17 1:00–2:00pm Sign up at the Main Desk. Minimum of 10 youth to run activity. Free for members. Non-members must pay for a Day Guest Pass.
Indoor Community Ropes Course Wednesday, February 18 10:00am–2:00pm Sign up at the Main Desk. Must be 12 years of age or older. Meet in the Main Lobby. Free for members • $20 for non-members
Tye-Dye

Thursday, February 19

1:00–3:00pm Sign up at the Main Desk. Minimum of 10 youth to run activity. Free for members. Non-members must pay for a Day Guest Pass.
Indoor Community Ropes Course

Wednesday, March 18

5:00–8:00pm Sign up at the Main Desk. Must be 12 years of age or older. Meet in the Main Lobby. Free for members • $20 for non-members

Holiday Rock Wall Hours
On December 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 and January 2, the Rock Wall will be open for Open Climb from
1:00–4:00pm and 5:00–8:00pm

Indoor High Rock Wall Schedule

Open climbing special note: Any youth under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. If a climber has not completed their belay certification and are 12 years of age or older, that climber must participate in our belay school before participating in open climbing.

After School Climbing Schedule

Day Time
Tuesday 3:00–4:30pm
Wednesday 3:00–4:30pm
Thursday 3:00–4:30pm
After school climbing special note: Youth under the age of 12 do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Climbers 12 and older and belayed certified can climb during any after school climbing times

Open Climbing Schedule

Day Time
Tuesday 5:00–8:00pm
Wednesday 5:00–8:00pm
Thursday 5:00–8:00pm
Saturday 1:00–4:00pm
Open climbing special note: Any youth under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. If a climber has not completed their belay certification and are 12 years of age or older, that climber must participate in our belay school before participating in open climbing.

Belay School

Day Time
Saturdays 1:00pm
Anyone looking to become belay certified, please see the Adventure Department at (607) 547-2800, ext. 126.

About Open Climbing

The Adventure Department offers opening climbing hours on a walk-in basis to qualified climbers.

  • "Qualified" means having the skills necessary to properly and safely manage the ropes—also known as belaying. Such climbers are able to climb whenever they want during Open Climbing Hours.
  • Every climber at the Sports Center requires a belayer. That belayer may be a friend, family member, or staff person. Without a belayer lined up, you are not going to climb!
  • Youth under the age of 12 must have adult supervision.
  • All participants must have a signed Sports Center Assumption of Risk waiver form on file before using the Rock Wall. All youth under the age of 18 must have the form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • The Sports Center's Rock Wall is a sports climbing facility, not an amusement center.
  • Participants assume all risks in the use of personal climbing equipment.

About Private Instruction

One hour private and semi-private sessions are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced climbers. Receive the special attention you need to target the appropriate techniques and challenges that you seek to conquer. Two hour rappelling lessons are available upon request.

Climbing Instruction Pricing

Special note: Semi-private instruction will have two or more participants climbing. Contact the Adventure Department by calling (607) 547-2800 to book your lesson!

  • Private instruction for members: $25 per hour.
  • Private instruction for non-members: $40 per hour.
  • Semi-private instruction for members: $15 per hour.
  • Semi-private instruction for non-members: $25 per hour.

About Belay School

Climbing is a two person activity, with one person climbing and the other controlling the ropes—belaying. Our belay classes teach participants how to safely control the ropes for their climbing partner, how to tie safe climbing knots, and communication commands. Every climber is required to take this class or must demonstrate a clear understanding prior to climbing.

Bouldering Rock Wall Schedule

The Bouldering Wall (located in the Gym Floor area) is open year round during normal operating hours and is available to all ages. Free for members. Non-members must pay for a Day Pass.

Bouldering Wall Rules

  • Children under 12 years of age must stay below the designated line.
  • The wall is off limits during special events and league play.