Check out our climbing wall in the SLC

Outdoor Pursuits staff manage the climbing wall in the SLC. Only members of the SLC can use the climbing wall; no OP membership is necessary. Guests may climb at the wall if they purchase an SLC Guest Pass


Wall Policies

  • No roped climbing in the summer
  • All climbers must check in at the SLC front desk before using the wall.
  • Guests are permitted if in attendance with an OP member and upon payment of the facility guest fee. 
  • Guests are not allowed to belay but may climb.
  • Climbers must pass a belay test 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 always be worn, 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 the 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.


Contact us

Outdoor Pursuits

Fall/Winter Terms:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday — Thursday

Phone: 970-247-7293

Climbing Wall

Open Rec Bouldering

Monday – Friday: 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

Roped Climbing
(bouldering welcome)

Monday – Thursday: 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: No roped climbing