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Climbing Wall

"Wellness Center Climbing Wall"

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
Friday CLOSED

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

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 sdsu.wellnesscenter@sdstate.edu 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.

Register for a climbing class

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.

Purchase Belay Re-Certification Fee Online

Or you may purchase the re-certification in person at the Welcome Desk.