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Climbing Center Private Events
Birthdays, Youth Groups, Scout Troops, Sport Teams, RSOs, and More!
We are happy to work with you to find out how we can make your next group outing the best ever!
With the health and safety of the GVSU community top of mind, we are currently not accepting reservations for new events. This is a fluid situation and more information will be coming out as it is shared with us. GVSU will be adhering to CDC guidelines and directions from the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Practice social distancing, wash your hands, avoid touching your face, and visit gvsu.edu/coronavirus regularly for updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is the wall available for private events?
A: Any time we are not regularly open or have previously scheduled events. Feel free to contact us to check availability of specific dates/ times.
Q: What is included?
A: Our standard rates include up to a 2 hour block of time, rental equipment, experienced staff to handle the ropes. More time may be added with an additional cost. All General Public groups will be charged for a minimum of 2 hours if less time is desired.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Rates will vary based on the group's affiliation with the University. General Public (off-campus) rates start at $9 per participant (+ tax) with a minimum charge for 10 participants.
Q: How do I reserve the wall?
A: Click the link above and submit our online space request. Please submit requests at least 2 weeks prior to your intended event date to ensure adequate time for processing & staff scheduling.
BSA Climbing Merit Badge
Requirements Met: 4-12
1-3 should be met before arrival in order for the merit badge counselor to fully complete the blue cards.
Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: $35 per scout
5 scout minimum, 15 scout maximum, troop leaders are free
Min. Age: 13 years
Established based on current industry standards and with consideration of the BSA guidelines. Younger scouts are welcome to climb but are not eligible for Merit Badge training at our facility.
Saturday mornings are preferred. Please submit our online space request at least 2 weeks prior to your intended event date to ensure adequate time for processing and staffing.