Climbing Gym

The Climbing Gym is open by reservation only.

Reservation time slots will be 50 minutes and will allow staff 10 minutes between time slots to clean. To make a reservation or view available time slots, visit our member portal. Then select Outdoor Adventures and Climbing Gym. Time slot reservations will begin 48 hours prior to the time slot. Climbing Gym will receive specialized cleaning by staff every morning prior to opening.


Climbers on bouldering wall and climbing tower

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.



  • March 1st - 30th  

    Open hours at the climbing gym; sign up for a time slot to compete

    Engage in some friendly competition at the Climbing Gym through the month of March! Climb as hard as you can, and earn points in the categories of bouldering, top rope, or lead. Climbers will receive a score card at the beginning of the month to track their climbs. The climber’s top 10 scores in each category will count as their total score. Scorecards are due by March 30th.

  • 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! 

    Log your climbs with the My Climb App! 

    Need assistance? Ask an attendant at the Climbing Gym!

  • Every Tuesday night beginner and advanced climbers are welcome to join between the hours of 3:00pm-6:00pm. During these hours the staff are available to belay for any patron that would like to try the Climbing Tower.
  • The Belay Fundamentals Course is offered to individuals that have little to no experience with belaying or would like to refresh their skills. The course is taught by one of our experienced attendants. During the course, a patron can expect to learn the hard and soft skills needed in order to be belay qualified at the KSU Climbing Gym. At the close of the course the participating patrons will be evaluated on their belaying skills and be given a written test. Once a patron passes the skills and knowledge test, they will be allowed to belay at the KSU Climbing Gym while under supervision from an attendant. Once an attendant believes the patron has become proficient in belaying, then they will be taken off of supervision status. Each semester following, a previously belayed qualified patron will only need to receive a check off skills and written test. They would not need to attend the Belay Fundaments Course again unless instructed by an attendant.

    Register for the next course!

  • Join the gal’s for Women's Climbing Nights from 4:00pm-6:00 p.m in the Student Recreation and Activities Center Climbing Gym. All levels are welcome to join! Shoes, chalk and harness rentals are complimentary for women’s night. We will have extra female staff to help belay and provide any climbing instruction/assistance. *The gym will only be available for women during Women’s night.

    Spring 2021 Dates:

    • January 13
    • February 3
    • March 3
    • April 7
    • May 3



  • 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:

    • Climbing harness
    • Belay device
    • Climbing rope

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

    • Climbing Shoe & Chalk Rentals
    • 1 liquid chalk rental
    • 1 shoe and liquid chalk 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
    • Belay certifications are not required to access the bouldering wall 
    • 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!