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Campus Recreation Center’s Climbing Wall offers members and event groups an exciting way to build confidence and teamwork, as well as providing an enjoyable workout. Our Climbing Wall consists of two, 28' and four, 40' top rope climbing areas to accommodate multiple users.

  • NICROS Inc. WestCoast Wall offers varied terrain and features that provide a full spectrum of climbing experiences. The "naturals" in the wall give the climber the option to use the wall or the standard climbing holds to navigate routes.
  • The Bouldering Wall is an expertly carved surface that enables climbers to feel as if they are climbing on natural rock.
  • The climbing and bouldering walls' areas total approximately 2,000 square feet of climbing space.
  • All harness and shoe rentals are FREE!
  • Staff will be on-hand to belay members, however those who would like to belay must register for and complete a Belay Certification Clinic or perform a skills test-out for $5.
  • The Climbing Wall is available for rental and a great place to host a Birthday Party!

Climbing Clinics

Climbing 101

This six week course will prepare participants to feel comfortable entering any climbing gym. Staff will focus on technique and terminology and engage participants in a variety of climbing exercises. Classes will be held weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays.  No classes on UC holidays or breaks.

  • $30 /members
  • $45 /non-members

Spring 2020 Course Dates

  • Mondays classes:
    • Session 1:  1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, & 3/2
  • Tuesdays classes:
    • Session 1:  1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, & 3/3

Belay Certification Clinic


Participants in this instructional program are taught the proper belaying procedures and are held to the same standards as staff. Having the certification allows members to belay for each other without being dependent on CRC staff every time they wish to climb.

  • $15 /members
  • $20 /non-members
  • Belay Certification Classes are offered at the Climbing Wall on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

No Belay classes on UC holidays or breaks.


verb: / bi’lā /  the act of tending a climber’s rope to take out slack and secure a fall. The belayer is the person securing the climber.

Register in person for all classes and competitions at the Climbing Wall or Member Services Desk,
online using My Member Services or by phone at 513-556-0604.

Bouldering Competitions


Bouldering competitions consist of climbing short problems with the emphasis on number of problems completed.

Spring Bouldering Comp

Date TBA

Strict 60 competitor limit. All competitors must sign a waiver.

Entry Fee

  • $20 for members,
  • $25 for non-members


Competitors under the age of 18 must have a parent/legal guardian sign the waiver

  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


  • Men’s, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced winners
  • Women’s Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced winners


  • Register at Member Services (513-556-0604)

Mile High Club


Love to top rope? Want your own Mile High Club t-shirt? Climb 5,280 vertical feet during the semester to earn the coveted Campus Recreation Mile High Club t-shirt.



  • $15.00 members
Climbing staff
kids climbing