BC's New Paltz Climbing Gym is an indoor climbing center for the rich climbing community based around the famous Shawangunk Ridge (The Gunks) in New Paltz, NY. 

If you are looking for a new way to experience the beautiful Hudson Valley, BC's Climbing Gym offers a perfect introduction to a pursuit that for many is a lifelong engagement with the challenges and rewards of rock climbing both indoors and outdoors. 

With 4500 square feet of wall space and thought-provoking routes for all ability levels, BC's is the local spot for new and experienced climbers to climb, get strong, make friends, and enjoy the community our sport creates. 


While we offer Toproping, we are primarily a Bouldering-centric gym.  

Bouldering is climbing without ropes, not too high off the ground, focusing on making more difficult movements.  This activity is more geared towards ages 12 and up.

Our Toproping is more geared towards children  But is an excellent place to start for any beginner climber, regardless of age.

Climbers under the age of fourteen (14) must be accompanied by a parent /guardian.  Individuals over the age of 14 may take our Belay orientation course or demonstrate their Belay ability to our satisfaction.  Staff belay is available with an advance reservation.