It’s time to clip in and send it on Aug. 24 at The Boulder Field climbing gym (8425 Belvedere Ave.), which will offer free (yes, free) climbing all day long. If you’ve ever wanted to try rock climbing but were intimidated by the high price tag that comes with most indoor climbing walls, now’s your chance to hit the crag. Yes, you might still have to rent a pair of shoes (only $5), but no harness or fancy belays are needed since The Boulder Field, true to its name, is free-climbing (aka, bouldering) only.
The facility offers 10,000 square feet of bouldering walls, which reach up to 14 feet high. It may not seem like much on paper, but when you’re dangling from the top, you’ll see it differently. For the youngsters, there’s a dedicated 8-foot top-out wall, complete with a slide for an easy descent. If you need some refreshments, the gym has Temple coffee, local beers and Zeal kombucha at the ready for thirsty climbers. Not only that, but after you climb, you can hit the saunas for a well-deserved schvitz. Free climbing from 2–8 p.m. For more info, head to Facebook.com/theboulderfieldgym.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 11 of issue #298 (Aug. 14 – 28, 2019)**