Everyone! We are open to students, faculty/ staff, & general public. However, your rate will vary based on your affiliation.
Children are welcome. Typically, children 7 & up will enjoy it more than the younger ones but we will get them on the wall too as long as they fit our harnesses.
All climbers must check-in before getting on the wall. Expect your first visit to take 5-10 minutes for checking-in.
*Participants under 18 years of age are required to have their waiver signed by their Parent or Legal Guardian. Older siblings, relatives, or baby sitters do not qualify as legal guardians.
Current GVSU students and staff who are at least 18 years old now have the ability to complete steps 1 & 2 before their first visit to the wall! Doing so may significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to check-in on the first visit. To take advantage of this amazing feature, please follow the link from the View Your Profile section of this page.
During our Open Climb times, our staff are at your service. We are happy to recommend a few good climbs, tie your knots, handle your ropes (belay) & and answer any questions you might have.
New to climbing?
You will have the opportunity to participate in 2 styles of climbing:
We also offer a variety of Sport climbs (safety check required). Rope and quickdraws are provided.
Belaying your friends
All participants who have been trained to belay but have not belayed in our facility before must pass a brief safety check with one of our staff before belaying.
For the safety of all of the participants, only Climbing Center staff may instruct technical lessons. This includes, but is not limited to, any and all portion of knots & belaying.
A variety of technical lessons and workshops are offered each semester. The frequency that each is offered varies based on the content and perceived desire of the students. Check our events calendar regularly for upcoming workshops and instruction.