Get Ready to Rock (Climb)

It’s climb time at Brownstone and the season opening weekend offers demos and lessons by Brownstone’s affiliated climbing partners. Every wall is top roped and ready to go, with five routes rated between 5.5 and 5.10.

All Brownstone affiliate climbing partners will be here. Join Vertical Realms, Prime Climb, Stone Age Rock Gym and the Connecticut Rock Gym for demonstrations and instructions throughout the day. As always, the Brownstone team will also be on hand. One-on-one lessons are available. Registration for classes is available on event day, but we suggest you pre-register (see below) for the Top Rope Safety Belay course.

Demonstrations and lessons run throughout the day. Topics include: knot tying, movement demonstration, climber tie-in lessons, belaying techniques and demo climbs.

Schedule of Events for Saturday, May 28
10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. – A history of climbing gear,
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Movement on rock demo and free instruction
Noon to  1 p.m. –  Slack line and hang-board fun.
1 p.m. to  3 p.m. – Top rope safety belay course (pre-register below, extra $55 fee)
3 p.m. to  4 p.m. – Fig. 8 knot demo and free instruction
4 p.m. to  5 p.m. –  Slack-line and hang board
5 p.m. –  Raffle drawing

Some of the cool raffle prizes include:

  • Stone Age Rock Gym: Certificates for two climbers for a four hour guided trip in Connecticut
  • Stone Age Rock Gym: Certificates for two climbers for an introductory package at the Stone Age Rock Gym (day pass, gear, lesson).

And remember, this is opening day for our 2011 season. Brownstone has more new features than ever. No matter what you’re into, it’s a weekend of fun and adventure for the whole family.

The park will be open all three days on Memorial Day Weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Weekend highlights:

  • New side by side racing ziplines
  • New overhead cable wakeboarding – faster, higher jumps!
  • Rope Swings
  • Paddle Boards
  • 45’ and 25’ water slides
  • Inflatable rock climbing wall
  • Floating retail village
  • Expanded full grilling menu
  • New Friday night movie night
  • Special Weekend Pass: $45: Good Friday 4 p.m. thru Sunday at 6 p.m.

Pre-register for the Top Rope Safety Belay Course
Starts at 1 p.m. on May 28. Adventure Sports Pass required, plus $55 class fee.

Cliff Jumping at Brownstone Park