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.

Events at the Climbing Wall

For more information about the following events including dates and times, follow MSU Campus Recreation on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter. You may also visit the Welcome Desk in the Foster Recreation Center for more information.

Glow Climb

At the beginning of each Fall semester, 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. 

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 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. 

Register via our online portal!

Fall & Spring Hours

Day(s) Time
Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Hours

Day(s) Time
Monday - Friday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


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.