Are you a first time or novice climber? Join us for an experimental climbing experience on the 40-foot climbing wall, or take a rock climbing class and learn how to belay.

Climbing Wall Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:30-7:30PM

Fall Semester:
Begins 8/28 and ends 11/25
Closed 10/14

Spring Semester
Begins 1/29 and ends 4/30
Closed 3/12—3/22

Experimental Climbing

We offer experimental climbing during regular climbing wall hours. Our staff will do the belaying and you can concentrate on the climb. No registration and fees are required. Climbing shoes are provided at no charge.

 

Rock Climbing School

Current brochure and registration form

BELAY TRAINING
Free for students 
$10 fee for Employees and Facility Access Pass holders (one time fee)

  • Mondays and Wednesdays – 4:45PM or 6:00PM

Belay Training gives climbers a lot more freedom at our wall. When belay trained climbers come to the wall, they are able to take turns continuously belaying and climbing instead of having to wait for a staff member to belay them. We highly encourage climbers to become belay trained to allow them this freedom.

You Climb, we belay

For Employees and Facility Access Pass Holders
If you want to explore climbing, purchase a punch pass to have our staff belay while you climb.

Children at the wall

Child Release Waiver – Climbing Wall

No one under the age of 7 years old may use the wall and belayers must be at least 16 years of age.  Children age 15 and under must have a parent or guardian be present with them each time the child climbs and wear a helmet while climbing. Parent or guardian MUST take the belay class after first visit to belay each additional time child visits until they reach age 16.  

Special Event Nights

Several times a semester the rock wall staff hosts a themed event for everyone to enjoy. The annual Halloween climb is one of the most popular.

Fall 2019: Halloween Climb

  • Date TBA
  • Games, Costume Contest, Halloween Treats!

Student Organization Programs

By appointment, organizations and their member can have a fun filled hour of climbing at the rock wall. Our helpful staff will provide all the necessary equipment, including harnesses, shoes, and instruction on how to safely climb your way to the top. Contact recreation@lafayette.edu to reserve a program time.