Climbing Wall

Reaching new heights with outdoor adventures

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.

If you would like to lead climb or belay your friends, certification is required through one of our outdoor adventures clinics. Belay clinics are comprehensive 1 hour sessions covering equipment, safety, knots and belay technique for only $5. Feel like you already know what you are doing? Catch one of our approved belay instructors during a slow time to test out for free.

What's happening on the wall?

Pumped or Stumped - Inaugural Boulder Competition

The event will be ran by volunteers, volunteers will receive an event -shirt, breakfast, coffee, and lunch. First, second, and third will be recognized in each category for men's and women's, the winners in each category will receive a rope medallion. Prizes will be raffled to each participant, and continued until all prizes are gone. There will be 10 routes for each category, beginner, intermediate, advanced, and 5 routes for elite.

  • Date: February 21, 2015
  • Registration starts: 2/21/15, 8AM
  • Competition begins: 2/21/15, 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"

Note: For climbing wall trips, visit the Outdoor Adventures "trips" page.


Don't know how to climb or belay? Sign up for an outdoor adventures clinic to learn climbing technique, belay skills, equipment usage and more.

Climbing wall hours

Mondays - Thursdays
4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Equipment rental

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

  • Climbing shoes $3
  • Chalk bag $1
  • Harness: Free!
  • Belay package, including ATC and locking carabiner: Free after passing belay test
  • Lead rope, with required certification

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