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.



  • October 12 - 14, Finals Round Oct 16 

    Open hours at the climbing gym; sign up for a time slot to compete
    No entry fee, limit 1 session per day.

    Climb the hardest boulders that you can to earn points! Complete your scorecard at any time throughout the week. You may count climbs from multiple sessions. Participants will receive a t-shirt while they last.

    *Must have a Climbing Gym staff member sign off on your completed climb. For a climb to count, the climber may not touch a hold of a different color, may not touch the crash pad, and must hold the top hold with control for 2 seconds. Scorecards are due Wednesday, October 14th by 6pm. Point leaders in Female and Male categories will move on to the finals round on Friday, October 16th.

    Climbs will be assigned a point value based on difficulty. 

  • 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 4:00pm-6:00pm. During these hours the staff are available to belay for any patron that would like to try the Climbing Tower.


  • 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!