Facility Rules

  • Climbers may only climb during posted climbing wall hours and when qualified attendants are on duty
  • All climbers must submit a signed Recreation Center Waiver prior to stepping onto the climbing wall floor
  • All persons entering the climbing wall must check in at both the Recreation Center Front Desk and the Climbing Wall Front Desk
  • Participants must exchange a photo ID for entrance into the climbing gym
  • No food or drink (even water) is allowed on the rubber flooring
  • No horseplay
  • Participants under the influence of any mind altering substances will be asked to leave
  • No loose chalk in the climbing gym; chalk balls are required
  • Closed toed shoes are the only acceptable footwear to be worn while climbing; no bare feet
  • All jewelry must be removed and stored prior to climbing
  • Pockets must be empty while climbing, no exceptions
  • Campus Recreation staff and Climbing Wall staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • Please be considerate of other users by not running, yelling, or grunting
  • Technical/ Safety instruction can only be given by climbing wall staff members
    • Technical/ Safety instruction includes belaying, knot tying, lead belaying, rappelling
  • Youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while climbing
  • Certification belts must be displayed at all times
  • All incidents are to be reported to climbing wall staff immediately


  • A bouldering orientation is required.  See desk staff for more information
  • Do not assist people in topping out
  • Do not jump from the top of the boulder
  • Do not boulder above the pink markers

Top Rope Climbing

  • All belayers and climbers must be top rope belay certified in this facility unless assisted by a staff member
  • Only a figure eight follow through is permitted as a tie in knot
  • All personal equipment must be UIAA or CE certified
  • All harnesses must be made for climbing

Lead Climbing

  • Lead climbers and belayer must be top rope and lead certified in this facility
  • Personal ropes/ quick draws are not permitted