Climbing Gym

Kennesaw Climbing Gym

The Climbing Gym offers 3,722 square feet of climbing space that includes a 15’ bouldering wall, 47’ climbing tower, and climbing instructional sessions with trained staff. The tower supports both top rope and lead climbing with 14 separate belay bars great for both novice and advanced climbers.


  • Can you climb a mile high? The KSU Climbing Gym will be hosting a climbing challenge both bouldering and top rope climbs are eligible. T-shirts are awarded to those that complete the challenge and all participants will be entered into a raffle to win prizes! Join us for a final event on March 27 from 6pm-8pm to recognize participants and award winners.

    Log your climbs with the My Climb App! 

    Need assistance? Ask an attendant at the Climbing Gym!

  • Join us on February 1st and February 12 to participate in belay clinics throughout the day. A new clinic will begin at the top of each hour from 11am-7pm. Register at
  • Join KSU for our first annual bouldering competition on April 20, 2019 from 2pm-7pm. This event will range from beginner to experienced ability levels. Prizes and awards for all categories.

    Register at

    Entry fees:
    Student Members - $8
    Faculty-Staff-Alum Members - $13
    Guests - $18    *guests must be accompanied by a member.

    Climbers will get an event tank-top, pizza, and snacks.

    Competition rules:
    Climbers may self select their category between:
             Beginner: (V0-V2)
             Intermediate: (V3-V5)
             Advanced: (V6+)
    Climbers will have a 4 hour session to record climbs for points.
    Boulder problems will be assigned a point value based on difficulty.
    Climbers will need 1 judge or 2 other climbers to sign off on their completed problems.
    Flash bonus (if you climb a problem on your first try point bonus is awarded).

  • Rock on Rentals is held every Tuesday during open hours at the KSU Climbing Gym. From 11:00-3:30pm all Freshmen and Sophomores will be able to rent shoes and a chalk bag for free. Juniors and Seniors will be able to rent gear for free from 3:30pm- 8:00pm.

    All members must have a valid KSU ID.

  • Every Wednesday night beginner and advanced climbers are welcome to join between the hours of 5:00pm-8:00pm. During these hours the staff are available to belay for any patron that would like to try the Climbing Tower.
  • Top Rope Belay Fundamentals Class teaches the fundamentals of belaying and climbing. During this class new patrons will learn the necessary skills needed in order to pass the Top Rope Belay test to receive the KSU specific top rope belay qualification.

    Registration can be made at the OA desk or online at

  • Patrons that come with previous top rope skills can participate in our qualification check-off. Skills are checked-off through demonstration and by completing an exam.

    Registration can be made at the OA desk or online at



  • At the KSU Climbing Gym students will have access to the boulder and tower. Students are also able to request any of the following offerings at no additional cost:

    • Top rope belay instructional course ✻ 
    • Top rope belay test ✻
    • Lead climb/belay instructional course ✻✻
    • Lead climb belay test ✻✻
    • Climbing harness
    • Belay device
    • Quick draw rack
    • Lead climbing rope

    ✻ : Belay course and test are available upon request
    ✻✻ : Lead climbing course and test available by appointment only

    Students may also request the following offerings at a nominal fee:

    • Climbing Shoe & Chalk Rentals
    • 1 Rental
    • 3 Punch
    • 5 Punch
    • 12 Punch


    • You must have your KSU ID with you to check into the climbing gym
    • You must be a fee paying student, have a facility membership, or purchase a guest pass at the Outdoor Adventures desk for $5 and be accompanied by a fee paying student or facility member.
    • Belay certifications are not required to access the bouldering wall or to request an instructional session.
    • Patrons who have not taken a belay test are able to climb the tower during Try Climb nights when additional staff are available to belay.
    • To utilize the tower during open climb hours, you must pass a top rope belay test. Belay tests are administered upon request at no additional cost.
  • Log your climbs with the My Climb App

    Learn how to log your climbs with this tutorial. Still have questions? Ask an attendant!