The Wellness Center 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.
Summer Semester Hours
|Day of the Week||Hours|
Monday - Thursday
|5:00 - 8:00pm|
Saturday & Sunday
1:00 - 4:00pm
The Miller Wellness Center Climbing Wall no longer requires patrons to register for a climb time. Patrons who wish to climb may drop-in during our open hours, register in-person, and climb for as long as they please. Patrons are expected to abide by our policies below.
Climbing Wall Policies
Please read the following Climbing Wall policies:
- Chalk will not be provided and should not be shared between climbers, but all forms of chalk are able to be used.
- Liquid chalk is also available for purchase at the Welcome Desk.
- Climbers should use hand sanitizer (provided at the wall) between each route. Liquid chalk containing 60% or higher ABV will suffice as well.
- No one may climb outside of our staffed climbing hours.
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.
- Non-Members will also be required to purchase a Guest Pass to take the class.
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.
Participants will learn bouldering and climbing basics, wall terminology and climbing commands, play exciting climbing games, and much more! For ages 3-8!
Session I offerings (from 10-11am):
May 25 & 27; June 1 & 3, 2021
Session II offerings (from 10-11am):
July 13 & 15; July 20 & 22, 2021
Pricing: $30/Member, $40/Non-Member
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.
- 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 currently may be reserved. 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.
- The wall isn't open. Can I still climb?
No. Students and members may only climb during our open hours.
The bouldering wall is ONLY available during staffed hours.
- 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 $5 re-certification fee, & present your receipt to the Climbing Wall staff.
Or you may purchase the re-certification in person at the Welcome Desk.