climbing wall

Climbing Gym Information

  • The CU Outdoor Program is excited to offer a wide variety of bouldering and route climbing terrain for all skill levels in its 7,000+ square ft. climbing gym.
  • The Climbing Gym boasts various top-rope and lead climbs as well as diverse terrain for bouldering.
  • The teaching area has shock rock (real looking and featured rock texture) and will enable the offering of lead, anchor building, and multi-pitch clinics to take place in the climbing gym.

  • A day or Semester climbing Gym Pass is required on top of the Rec Center entry fee.
  • Climbers must be 12 years of age or older to climb and if under 15 accompanied by an adult.
  • A climbing gym orientation must be completed every academic year.
  • Rental Climbing Shoes are available.
  • Loose chalk is not permitted. 

Roped Climbing - note: OP staff is NOT available to belay.

  • skills verification test is required prior to being allowed to belay (min. age of 16). A belay class is recommended prior to taking the skills test.
  • A belay tag must be worn at all times indicating if you are a lead or top-rope belayer.
  • Harnesses and belay devices are available at no extra charge.

Climbing Gym Passes

Spring Pass:  1/1/2019 to 5/31/2019

  • Single Day Pass - $7
  • Spring 2018 Climbing Gym Pass - $25
  • Climbing Gym Shoe Rental Spring Pass - $20​

Purchase Pass

Summer Pass:  6/1/2019 to 8/18/2019

  • Single Day Pass - $7
  • Summer 2018 Climbing Gym Pass - $25
  • Climbing Gym Shoe Rental Summer Pass - $20​

Purchase Pass

Fall Pass:  8/25/2019 to 12/31/2019

  • Single Day Pass - $7
  • Fall 2017 Climbing Gym Pass - $25
  • Climbing Gym Shoe Rental Fall Pass - $20​

Purchase Pass

  • Semester Pass - Must be a Recreation Center Member and at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult if under 16. Must be 16 years old or older to become belay certified.
  • Day Pass - Must be a Recreation Center Member or be eligible to purchase a day pass to the recreation center and at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult if under 16. 

Refunds are not permissible and Passes are Non-Transferable. Please make sure to understand pass limitations prior to purchase.

Purchase Pass

Climbing Gym Rentals


The climbing gym can be rented out to CU Boulder student groups and Rec Center Members for special events during the gyms regularly closed hours:

  • Saturdays - 9 am - 12 pm
  • Sundays - 10 am - 12 pm

Group Rental Pricing and Climbing Options (PDF download)

Groups of 10 or more will not be able to use this area without a reservation. To schedule a reservation, please contact