Climbing Wall

The Boulder Cave

OA Cave

The Climbing Wall 

OA Top rope 2

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 boulder 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 during our operational hours, call us at 417-836-5334, or access additional information about Belay Clinics and Lead Belay Clinics.

Glow Climb

Join us for a black light party at the wall! There will be free food, glow in the dark paint, music, and blacklights going on at the climbing wall. 

  • Date: August 24th, 2018
  • Registration cost: Free!

Pumped or Stumped - Annual Boulder Competition

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 4th 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 boulder 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 current sponsors: So Ill, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Adidas, Mama Jeans, Ozark Adventures, and Trango.

Register online at

  • Date: February 24th, 2018
  • Registration starts: TBD
  • Pre-registration cost: $20
  • Week of cost: $25
  • Day of cost: $30

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

Vertical Challenge

Join us for this one night climbing event! Come test your endurance with a vertical climbing challenge at our wall. This is an individual challenge to see who can climb the most in one night!

Register online at

  • Date: March 6th, 2018
  • Registration starts: January 18th, 2018
  • Registration cost: $5

Food and raffle ticket included

Team Climbing Series

Gather your friends for a team climbing challenge! Teams of 3 or 4 will compete throughout the month of April for the best prize - bragging rights. This event is from 9pm to 10pm every Tuesday in April. Don't have a full team? Don't worry! We will have a free agent and looking for more sign ups at our desk. Our super friendly staff will be making teams with any free agent. 

Register online at

  • Date: April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, 2018
  • Registration starts: January 18th, 2018
  • Registration cost: $5

Events at the Climbing Wall 

See below for more information about each event.

Glow Climb - August 24th - FREE!

Pumped or Stumped Boulder Competition - February 24th - $20/$25/$30

Vertical Challenge - March 6th - $5

Team Climbing Series - April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th - $5


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 $5 per semester or $1 per day
  • Chalk bag $5 per semester or $1 per day
  • Harness: Free!

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