When: Aug 09, 2014 from 15:00 to 19:00
Rock climbing event to initiate newcomers and a chance for experienced climbers to meet up and
discover a new climbing gym in Boston. We are going to focus on bouldering and auto-belay but
if you are an experienced top rope climber you are free to explore that too. Just that you will
need a partner to belay you.
This is a social sport where you learn by watching others and dicussing techniques.
Bouldering: low height climbing without ropes. Shoes on, shirts off and go!! Good training
to build up strength and technique. More interesting if you like problem solving or strength
training. Main risk is palm tendon injury if you try very violent jumps. You will only be
able to try those once you are reasonably good. This can be very obsessive and there is a
lot of problem solving involved. You can get started on the easiest route with virtually
no technique and 5 minute tutorial on "what not to do".
Auto-belay: higher walls with ropes anchored to the top of the wall. Longer climbs test stamina
more than strength. Requires some technique, easy routes are like climbing a ladder, harder ones
are like climbing a broken ladder. Simulates climbing on natural rocks. Main risk comes from
panicking when you are a bit high.
Why should you try this?
Ladies: are you upset that guys in the gym try giving you unsolicited advice on form? This is your
chance to show that you are stronger than the meanest bodybuilders. But this still won't cause
you to bulk up.
Guys: you may have been training for years and you can do tens of pull ups, but you have never
exercised some muscles. Which ones are those?
12A Tyler St
Somerville, MA 02143
(see Directions and Parking on website)
Day pass: $18 (students) and $22 (non-students)
Shoe rental: $5
If you are going to BrookylnBoulders for the first time, you have to pay extra $5 orientation.
Discount: Euroclub will try to bring the cost of day pass down to $10-12; depending upon attendence.
We need around 8-10 people to book the event. Please follow these steps if you want to attend:
(2) Send an email to gchauras[at]mit[dot]edu
(3) Show up on D-day.