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Climbing Wall

Staff member climbing the rock wall

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 anytime.

Summer Open Climb Hours

Top-Rope 1:00pm - 4:00pm 5:00pm - 8:00pm 5:00pm - 8:00pm 5:00pm - 8:00pm 5:00pm - 8:00pm CLOSED 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Belay Certification Class

Alternate Tuesday/Wednesday at 7 PM, starting August 29th/ Attend the class and learn climbing basics, terms, techniques, knots, & safety. Each class is limited to 6 participants. Good through the entire academic year. The cost of the class is $5. Sign up at the Welcome Desk.

-  Non-Members will also be required to purchase a Guest Pass to take the class 

Lead Qualification Class

Lead Climb Clinic that increases your knowledge and understanding of both Lead Climbing and Lead Belaying. You also get Lead Certified. Climbers must be belay certified prior to taking the class. September 13th, October 17th, & November 8th. Cost is $5 for students/members and $10 for visitors.

Prerequisites - Ability to belay and climb a 5.8 level top-rope route.


SDSU Fall Bouldering Competition. Doors open at 6pm & Competition Starts at 7pm. Sign up for a chance to win raffle prizes and Costume Contest.  

-  Date: Friday, October 27th.

-  Member Price: $25.00/Climber

-  Non-Member Price: $35.00/Climber

Rock Rabbits

Climbing experience for children ages 3-10 years of age. Trained staff members teach participants bouldering basics, climbing commands, play games, and much more! Our summer 2018 dates are as follows:

Session 1

-  Dates: June 5th, 7th, 12th, and 14th

-  Member Price: $25.00/Child

-  Non-Member Price: $35.00/Child

Session 2

-  Dates: July 10th, 12th, 17th, and 19th

-  Member Price: $25.00/Child

-  Non-Member Price: $35.00/Child

Rock Rabbits Registration Form

Common 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 must purchase a day pass.

Does it cost anything?

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.

Is there any training or skills 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. If you already know how to belay, you can take the belay skills test anytime that the Climbing Wall is open. Belay Certification is valid for the academic year. All climbers must re-test annually.