A student begins their climb up the Kent State Student Recreation and Wellness Center climbing wall

Climbing Wall

Climbing Options

While our 35 foot wall may look challenging, we make climbing easy. Interested participants have two options when it comes to scaling our indoor climbing wall. 
*Please note: patrons must first gain access to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (through an existing membership or purchase of a guest pass) to participate in the climbing options outlined below.

Option I: All climbers must successfully pass our free Safety and Skills Test to receive unlimited access to the climbing wall for four months. Our optional Introduction to Climbing Clinic is also available and highly encouraged to make sure climbers are prepared to pass the exam.

Option II: Pay $4 for each visit and climb with the assistance of our staff members.

Try-climb: $4
Daily Guest Pass: $6
Safety and Skills Test: $15/$25

Equipment Rental

We provide all the necessary equipment for climbing. Climbers may use their own harnesses provided the wall staff approves them. All climbers must use the provided belay devices, carabineers and ropes.

  • Harness: Free
  • Shoes: $2
  • Chalk Bag: $0.50
  • Shoe Punch Pass: 10 for $15
  • Chalk Punch Pass: 15 for $5

Climbing Clinics

  • Introduction to Climbing 
  • Introduction to Rappelling 
  • Family Climbing Clinic 
  • Large Group Introduction to Climbing Clinic 
  • Introduction to Leading 
  • Safety and Skills Test 
  • Lead Test