Giant rock-climbing wall coming to LIC

What is believed to be the biggest rock-climbing wall in the city is set to be unveiled at a ceremony in Long Island City.
New York City Outward Bound will open the 60-foot wall at their Queens headquarters - 29-46 Northern Boulevard - at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 4. The wall, designed by Nicros, a designer of training equipment, together with Outward Bound staff, has unlimited climbing routes and difficulty levels - from easy to expert - because there are both permanent and moveable features, said an Outward Bound spokesperson.
Made possible with a grant from the New York City Council, the wall will be accessible during the event to students at Outward Bound’s seven Expeditionary Learning schools as well as kids from City Council districts served by Outward Bound’s network schools.
“Some of the most important lessons are learned outside of the classroom, and because of that, NYC Outward Bound, with capital funding from the New York City Council, has the pleasure of introducing this new 60-foot climbing wall to the city’s children,” said Richard Stopol, President of NYC Outward Bound.
“We’re hoping to make the wall accessible to as many teachers and students in NYC public schools as possible, particularly those in the small Expeditionary Learning secondary schools we’ve helped launch with the NYC Department of Education,” Stopol added.

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