Climbing at night can be unbelievably fun. The temps for climbing get better in the dark hours. Utilizing a headlamp means there is no exposure beyond the distance of the light. Also, climbers tend to keep it a little more light hearted when climbing at night. It's just fun!
To share in this nocturnal fun, once a month, MetalMarks holds a Black Out Night. All of the lights in the gym turn off. The boulders and routes light with headlamps and members have a great time. The desk staff sells headlamps for 10% off. The big open windows let in some natural lighting but the gym itself is dark. Next month MetalMark will show a movie in the cycling room during Black Out Night- another reason to join the fun.
The Studio plans will be joining the Black Out Night fun on Wednesday, November 28th. The lights at the Studio will cut and South Bay climbers will have the chance to light the walls. Additionally, these Black Out Nights provide a perfect chance to climb in the dark and refine the skills needed if caught climbing late at night on a long trad route. Come by MetalMark or stop at The Studio and check out Black Out Night.
Tags: Night climbing, Black out night
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