No roped climbing in the summer

Open Rec Bouldering Hours

Monday – Friday:                 6:00 AM –   4:30 PM
Saturday:                             12:00 PM –   8:00 PM
Sunday:                                12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Roped Climbing Hours (bouldering welcome)

Monday – Thursday:             4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday:                                     4:30 PM –   8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday:          No roped climbing


Wall Policies

  • Only members of the SLC are able to utilize the climbing wall, no OP membership is necessary. 
  • Guests may climb at the wall if they purchase an SLC Guest Pass
  • All climbers must check-in at the SLC front desk prior to using the wall.
  • Guests are permitted if in attendance with an OP member and upon payment of the facility guest fee.  Guests are not permitted to belay, but may climb.
  • Climbers must pass a belay test in order to climb roped.
  • All lead climbers must pass a lead climbing test.
  • Climb at your own risk.  Roped climbing is not permitted during “Open Rec” hours.
  • Report all injuries and facility issues to Rec Services Staff.
  • Loose chalk is not permitted.
  • No food or drink is allowed within the climbing area.
  • Clothing appropriate for climbing should be worn at all times including a shirt.
  • Climbing or closed toed shoes are only permitted on the wall.  No bare feet!
  • No rings or loose jewelry while climbing.  Long hair should be pulled back.
  • Metal bolt hangers are not holds and should not be used as such.
  • Do not boulder above the 12’ mark (black line) or top out on the cave.  No body parts besides hands may pass the bouldering line.
  • All climbers should use a spotter when necessary and realize that even with a spotter, injury, paralysis, or death may occur.  Know your limits!
  • Watch for loose or broken holds.  Inform a staff member when one is found.
  • Be observant of other climbers and do not climb above or below other climbers or walk directly underneath someone climbing.
  • Keep ramp free of traffic including backpacks, people, or other objects. 
  • Rec Services Staff reserve the right to refuse wall access to anyone due to unsafe climbing practices and/or use of equipment.

Additional COVID Requirements/Modifications:

  • Wall capacity is limited to no more than 6 climbers at a time.
  • All climbers must hand sanitize prior and after climbing, as well as during when appropriate.
  • Masks must be worn at all times whether climbing, belaying or resting.
  • The wall can only be utilized by current students and members of the Student Life Center. No guests.
  • No shoe rentals will be allowed until further notice.