The Rock Climbing 101 program, one-day instructions offered by Eastern Mountain Sports at various locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York, provides the novice climber with all knowledge beginner and indoor climbers need to tackle New England cliffs. These private, eight-hour clinics run $275 for individuals over a calendar of dates through the summer and fall (see site for details). Prices include all gear and instructions. Group and family rates also available.
Eastern Mountain Sports, www.emsclimb.com