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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 Hours

Day of the WeekHours

Monday - Thursday

5:00 - 8:00pm
FridayCLOSED

Saturday & Sunday

1:00 - 4:00pm

Academic Year Hours

Begin August 21st

The wall will be open from 6-8pm on Saturday, August 20th, for the Wellness Center Extravaganza. However, it will be closed during normal hours on August 20th & 21st for staff training.

Day of the WeekHours

Monday - Thursday

4:00 - 9:00pm
Friday4:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

1:00 - 4:00pm

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.

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 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.

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.

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 $7 recertification fee, & present your receipt to the Climbing Wall staff.

Purchase Belay Re-Certification Fee Online

You may also purchase the recertification in-person at the Welcome Desk.