Of all the places I would expect to see an article on climbing, Popular Mechanics would definitely be somewhere near the bottom of the list.
Welcome to the world of bouldering, rock climbing’s little brother, climbing for those who are afraid of heights. Here, you trade the adrenaline rushes of high-altitude thrills for a low-altitude workout of technique and problem solving. And, unlike rock climbing, which may require you to travel hours to find a big rock, you can boulder literally in your backyard.
The article touches lightly on the bouldering available in New York’s Central Park. For more info on climbing in New York City, visit the ClimbNYC.com site.