August 2020: Climbing is currently limited to bouldering only.
Note: Our Open Climb event is not on the schedule for fall 2020. Visit our Trips and Clinics page to stay up to date on climbing events.
Reach new heights
Looking for adventure? Climbing is a great way to challenge yourself, build up your strength and have some fun all at the same time. With our indoor rock wall, Campus Recreation members can climb right on campus!
Hit the wall
Take the first step into climbing on the Student Recreation Center’s rock wall, a 34-foot free-standing monolith with four unique natural faces and a cave. After taking a short class, you can enjoy all of the climbing we have to offer, including top roping, bouldering, traversing and lead climbing.
Another bonus for climbers: If you prefer more of a challenge, we also have a 13-foot bouldering cave you can tackle.
This class takes from 5 to 10 minutes to complete. You will learn the general rules of the rock wall and how to boulder. You cannot climb on a rope or belay until you have completed the belay class.
Belay Class (currently unavailable)
This class takes about an hour to complete depending on the number of people in the class and how quickly you pick up the skills. If you plan to take the class, arrive as early as possible but at least an hour and a half before the wall closes. You will learn the general rules of the rock wall and different skills like bouldering, traversing, knot tying and belaying.
Rock climbing waiver
Before your first visit, you must complete the Rock Climbing waiver.
Current SFA students (18+), faculty and staff members should complete the online waiver through mySFA.
- Log in to mySFA.
- Select the "Campus Life" tab.
- Locate the "Other Information" block.
- Select the link to the Rock Climbing Waiver.
All you need to do is make sure the information at the top is correct and up-to-date . Check the boxes at the bottom, print it out and bring it to the rock wall desk.
If you do not have an SFA Campus ID or are under* 18 years old, you must complete the printed version of the waiver.
*A parent or guardian must fill out the waiver. You must be 16 years old to belay.