Our Climbing Wall provides challenges and fun for beginner and experienced climbers alike.
Come try out all of our climbing areas! The pinnacle measures at 35 ft. There is also a 25 ft climbing wall and 12 ft bouldering area! All students and members are welcome to use the climbing areas during staffed hours.
|Day of the Week||Hours|
Monday - Thursday
|5:00 - 8:00pm|
Saturday & Sunday
1:00 - 4:00pm
Virtual Climbing Resources
Programming & Class Offerings
Attend the class and learn climbing basics, terms, techniques, knots, & safety. Each class is limited to six participants. Participants who pass this class are able to belay through the entire academic year.
Take the next step in enhancing your climbing skills by learning the the basics of lead climbing and belaying. Maximum of six participants per class.
Prerequisites - Belay class passed. Ability to climb and belay a 5.8 level top-rope route.
Commonly Asked Questions:
- Who can use the climbing area?
The climbing area is open to any SDSU student or Wellness Center member. Guests are also permitted, but they must purchase a day or multi-visit pass.
- Do I need to pre-register to climb?
Patrons who wish to climb may drop-in during our staffed hours, register in-person, and climb for as long as they please. There is no need to pre-register to climb.
- What does the Climbing Wall cost?
Use of the climbing area is free to students and members.
- Can I reserve the Climbing Wall?
The Climbing Wall may be reserved for a fee. Please visit our Reservations & Events page for more information.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our reservation request form to begin the process.
- What kind of equipment do I need?
The climbing area provides climbing shoes, and a harness at no charge. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment as well. Climbing Wall staff will inspect personal equipment for cleanliness & safety before use.
- Am I able to climb outside of staffed hours?
Yes. Students and members may boulder any time the facility is open. However, top rope climbing, or climbing above the marked bouldering line, is only permitted during staffed hours.
If you would like to boulder during non-staffed hours and would like shoes or a chalk bag, please visit the Welcome Desk to check out that equipment.
- Is there any training or skill required to climb?
No prior training is required to climb. Wellness Center employees are available to belay.
Instructional classes are available for registration. These classes allow wall users to become belay, lead climbing, or rappel certified on the Miller Wellness Centers wall only. However, the skills learned in class are valuable and we urge you to ask your instructor how they may translate outside of indoor climbing.
- I was previously belay certified. Do I have to take the class again?
If you already know how to belay, you can take the belay skills test. Register for a climb time, pay the $7 recertification fee, & present your receipt to the Climbing Wall staff.
You may also purchase the recertification in-person at the Welcome Desk.