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 Climbing Wall Programs 



Climbing Wall Information
Experience the thrill of climbing on our 44 foot high climbing wall.

Informal Recreation Climbing Options
Informal Recreation Climbing is FREE to SRU students, ARC members and Daily Guest Pass holders during regular ARC hours of operation. Informal Recreation offers the option for Top-Rope Climbing or Bouldering during all hours the ARC is open.  
Top-Rope Climbing: Climb with a rope system and belayer.  Staffed hours only.
Bouldering: Climb without a rope system, height limit~12 feet, available during all ARC hours.

Informal Recreation Staffed Hours
Semester: Daily 3-9 p.m.
Summer: Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m. 
Breaks: Bouldering only
All hours subject to change

Experience the thrill of climbing on our 44’ high indoor climbing wall. 

Types of Climbing
Top-Rope: Climbing with a rope system and belayer.  (Staffed hours only)

Bouldering: Climbing
without a rope system, height limit ~ 12’.

Inherent Risk
All participants must understand that there are risks, hazards and dangers associated with indoor rock climbing.  Prior to climbing, ALL climbers are required to sign “SRU Voluntary Activity Waiver.”

Minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign. 

Bouldering is available during all ARC open hours of operation. 

Belay Education
Belay education and approval is available - please check at the wall for the current classes and testing schedule.  Minimum belay age is 16 years old. 

Youth Participation

Kid’s Card
One Day Pass Holder
Parent/guardian supervision
Parent/guardian signature on SRU Assumption of Risk Waiver                                   
Youth permitted to climb Friday - Sunday

Climbing Competitions (Bouldering)
Fall:  November 16, 12 - 3 pm, Food donation for entry fee
Spring: February 7, 11 am - 4 pm, $20, University Bouldering Series

2nd Annual Mile High Challenge
Join the Mile High Club by accepting the challenge to climb 5,280 feet over the course of the fall semester, that’s 132 times to the top of the wall!  S
uccessful participants will receive a “Mile High Club” member T-shirt.  
Fee: $5          Start: September 27           End: December 5

Rock Wall Rentals
The Rock wall is available for rent.  Check out our ROCK and Rent packages. 

Climbing Wall Staffed Hours:
Daily 3-9 p.m.
Summers: Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m.


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Updated: 7/10/13