No experience is necessary to climb. Outdoor Pursuits Rockwall Staff are available to teach you the technique, lingo and skills you need to be proficient in no time!
The wall has routes for every skill level and interest. We offer bouldering (climbing without ropes less than 12’ off the ground), top roping (roped climbing with a belay) either on the 54’ or 38’ wall and lead climbing (sport climbing for the intermediate and advanced climbers). Climbing is great cross training which engages the core, endurance, and aerobic capacities of the climber.
A brief 10 minute orientation is required of first time users and belay classes and movement technique clinics are offered to help you gain the skills you need to join the fun. Follow this link for our rockwall policies.
New This Year: Chalk bags, chalk socks, belay devices, and carabiners are available for purchase at the Outdoor Resource Center or Membership Desk.
Monday - Thursday: 1pm - 10pm
Friday: 1pm - 7pm
Sunday: 5pm - 10pm
Monday - Friday: 1pm - 7pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5pm - 7pm
Belaying is the art of holding the rope so climbers remain safe.
All climbers at the Rockwall are expected to either take this clinic or challenge the test by their fourth visit to the wall.
Last Saturday of the month, 10am - 2pm
This 4-hour clinic will teach you the fundamentals of lead belaying, clipping protection, rope management and how to fall gracefully.
Like they say, "If you aren't flying, you aren't trying".
First Monday of the month, 1pm - 3pm
The gym to crag series offers new climbers the tricks ad techniques needed to safely make the transition from indoor climbing to outdoor climbing.
Topics covered include anchoring, knots, rescue, rappelling and cleaning anchors. Topics are subject to change.
All clinics have a 4 person minimum.
Date: Coming in Fall 2016
This week long climbing competition is fun for all levels of climbers. Compete as either a beginner of advanced climber in both men's and women's categories. The competition is a red point format through both bouldering and top rope climbing. Friday night's grand finale includes competition, awards, and raffle prizes.
The on sight climbing competition is a one day, on sight format through both bouldering and top rope climbing.
Prizes are award for men and women, beginner and advanced categories.
Get your friends or students organization (10 or more people) on the Rockwall this year!
Group Climbs require reservations 2 weeks in advance and are FREE for registered student organizations.
Email us to make a reservation.