The Wellness Center Climbing Wall provides challenges and fun for beginning 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, but climbers may use the bouldering wall any time.
Climbing Wall is currently CLOSED and will reopen on August 24th
Academic Year Hours
Virtual Climbing Resources
Attend the class and learn climbing basics, terms, techniques, knots, & safety. Each class is limited to six participants. Certifications are good 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 certified. 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!
Learn how to safely rappel the climbing wall using specialized equipment and proper technique. Participants will be able to descend the climbing wall pinnacle for the completion of the clinic. Pre-registration required.
Who can use the climbing area?
The climbing area is open to any SDSU student or Wellness Center member. Guests are also permitted, but must purchase a day pass.
What does it cost?
Use of the climbing area is free to students and members.
What kind of equipment do I need?
The climbing area provides climbing shoes, chalk bags, and a harness at no charge. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment as well. Climbing Wall staff will inspect personal equipment for safety before use.
The wall isn't open. Can I still climb?
Bouldering no higher than the red line is allowed when the wall is closed and no staff are present to belay. If you would like shoes and chalk, users are welcome to ask the staff at the front desk. Upon finishing, users are asked to place their items in the bin provided and to notify staff they are done climbing.
Is there any training or skill required to climb?
No prior training is required to climb. Wellness Center employees are available to belay.
Can I belay other climbers?
Participants with belay certification may belay another climber. Belay Certification is valid for the academic year. All climbers must re-test annually.
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 any time the climbing wall is open. Simply pay the $5 fee at the Welcome Desk and present your receipt to the Climbing Wall staff.