Our 35-foot-tall climbing wall is a Nicros A.R.T. Wall that is designed to look and feel like real rock to simulate outdoor rock climbing. There are 11 top rope climbing stations, one auto belay and a bouldering cave. Padded flooring with ground anchors and crash pads help add safety to the climbing area. Lead bolts, rappel anchors, a hang board and an anchor cleaning station add variety to our climbing program offerings.
We offer free Try Climbs every Friday night during normal rock wall hours. With the assistance of our staff members, you will receive three climbs up the wall. Try Climbs are a great way to see if you might want to purchase a wall membership in the future!
- Try Climb: $4
- Free Try Climb Fridays: Free
All climbers must successfully pass our free Safety and Skills Test to purchase a wall membership. Our optional Introduction to Climbing Clinic is also available, and highly encouraged, to make sure climbers are prepared to pass the exam. The Introduction to Climbing Clinic is free and is usually held every Monday and Tuesday evening during the fall and spring semesters. Preregistration is required. Speak to the rock wall staff for more details.
- Semester Membership: $15
- Safety and Skills Test: Free
- Introduction to Climbing Clinic: Free
*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 above.
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, carabiners and ropes.
- Harness: Free
- Shoes: Free
- Belay Device: Free
We also have climbing gear for sale. Ask one of our rock wall staff members for more information.
Clinics and Workshops
We offer unique instructional clinics each semester designed to teach participants a useful outdoor skill.
Introduction to Climbing Clinic
Crack Climbing Clinic
Rock Climbing Technique Clinic
Climbing Games Clinic