Climbing Wall

The Boulder Cave

OA Cave

The Climbing Wall 

OA Top rope 2

Climbing Wall Hours (Summer Hours

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs- 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM 
Friday- 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Saturday- 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM 
Sunday- Closed

Reach new heights with Outdoor Adventures (OA) at the Climbing Wall 

The Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center features an indoor rock climbing wall and outdoor boulder.

Campus recreation staff are available to belay you as you climb to the top of our more than 1,000 square foot wall, perfect for both top-rope and lead climbing. Our indoor wall also includes a bouldering area and cave. OA offers instructional Clinics if you would like to take your climbing to the next level. For more information about our clinics come to the Resource Center durring our opperational hours, call us at 417-836-5334, or click here for information about Belay Clinics and Lead Belay Clinics. 


Pumped or Stumped - Annual Boulder Competition (Mid February)

Come and test your climbing skills as you compete with some of the best, and certainly most fun climbers from around the Midwest at Pumped or Stumped, the second installation of Outdoor Adventures annual Boulder Competition. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or brand new to the sport, Pumped or Stumped is designed for you! Expect to find an array of new bouldering problems for climbers at every level. Competitors will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes within men’s and women’s divisions. Entrance fee includes lunch, Pumped or Stumped T-shirt, and the chance to win lots o’ swag. OA will be taking registrations when we get back from Winter Break. Still not convinced, check out this sweet video below. Thanks again to all of our previous sponsors; Dynamic Earth, Mad Rock, Moosejaw, and Black Diamond.

  • Date: February 20, 2016
  • Registration starts: 1/11/16
  • Day of Registration Starts: 8AM
  • Competition begins: 2/20/15, 10AM
  • Pre-registration cost: $15
  • Walk-in cost: $25

Fee covers event t-shirt, lunch, and ticket for a prize raffle for "lots-o-swag"

 Check out our other services by following the link below

Outdoor Adventures


Equipment Rental

Adventure Trips 


Events at the Climbing Wall 

Vertical Challenge- $5

Glow Climb- Free

Pumped or Stumped- $15


Interested in reserving the climbing wall for your next big event? Contact the FRC to get availability for your next group event or birthday party!

Equipment rental

Climbing equipment is available for rent at the Foster Recreation Center:

  • Climbing shoes $2
  • Chalk bag $1
  • Harness: Free!

Details about equipment available for rental through outdoor adventures is available on our Equipment Rental page.