The Outdoor Program manages the climbing wall at the Student Recreation Center and offers a variety of activities such as bouldering competitions, belay training, and more. Check out the information below to learn more.
The Climbing Wall at the Student Recreation Center offers a variety of activities such as competitions and classes, plus free equipment checkout for Rec Center members. Routes and boulder problems are set on a daily basis so there is always something new to climb! Never climbed before? Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help orient you to the wall and climbing in a way that is inviting, safe, and fun!
Our facility offers 55 linear feet of bouldering space, two free-standing towers for roped climbing, and the outdoor boulder. The wall design is a mixture of high-performance and realistic rock texture to achieve a variety of climbing styles and challenges for all-ability levels.
The climbing wall is open for bouldering during normal Rec Center hours except for Saturdays from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm when it is closed for route setting.
Roped Climbing & Equipment Checkout
All patrons using the Climbing Wall check in and obtain a wristband at the Service Center during open bouldering. Wristbands and check in begin at the Climbing Wall desk during roped climbing hours.
Top Rope Belay Lessons – FREE
Lead Climbing Class - $5.00
Sport Climbing Anchors - $5.00
Rappelling - $5.00
Registration: $5 per class - Please register at the Service Center or online here.
Questions? Please contact Andy Nelson, Outdoor Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t own your own climbing gear? No problem! We checkout climbing shoes, harnesses, belay devices, lead ropes, and dry ice tools for free during roped climbing hours. We do not rent chalk, but chalk balls can be purchased at the Service Center for $3.00.
Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you start roped climbing in our facility safely and proficiently. This training will teach you about the necessary equipment, knots, techniques, terminology, and basic wall orientation. Stop by the Climbing Wall on between 5-8 pm, Monday through Friday to receive training. After passing a skills check – you will be eligible to belay in our facility for one year.
The Climbing Wall is a great place to learn and meet others interested in climbing both inside and out! We also offer a variety of classes on the following topics:
Our Outdoor Program trips also teach a variety of climbing outside: