Climbing Gym

 Per the announcement with the directive from the University System of Georgia, Sports and Recreation facilities will remain closed until further notice. On-campus programs and events scheduled during this time will be cancelled. All Sports and Recreation activities that include travel will be cancelled.

For questions or clarification please email

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.


Want to help others while being active? Outdoor Adventures is assisting KSU's CARE Services to provide needed items. Bring donations of non-expired, non-perishable food items, small and large toiletry items, or dish and laundry detergents to the KSU Climbing Gym. In exchange for a donation, we will waive the rental fee on climbing shoes and chalk!


  • 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!

  • New dates coming soon!

    Participate in belay clinics throughout the day. A new clinic will begin at the top of each hour.

    Register at

  • Free shoe rentals are offered every Tuesday during open hours at the Climbing Gym. Sports and Recreation members will be able to rent chalk and climbing shoes at no additional cost. 

    All members must have a valid KSU ID.

  • Every Tuesday 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 test ✻✻
    • Climbing harness
    • Belay device
    • Quick draw rack
    • Lead climbing rope

    ✻ : Belay test available upon request
    ✻✻ : Lead climbing 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
    • Lead Climbing Courses
    • Nature Bound Priority Program
    • KSU Students
    • KSU Faculty/Staff/Alumni


    • 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!