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two men in masks climbing a wall
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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. Learn more about our climbing gym requirements.

Pick Your Pass

The Climbing Gym offers day passes and semester-long passes. 

Semester Pass

Semester Pass: $25
Shoe Rental Pass: $20

Semester Pass Schedule
Fall 2019:         August 25 - January 11
Spring 2020:    January 11 - May 15
Summer 2020: May 16 - August 15

Semester Pass Requirements​
Must be a Rec Center member.
Must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult if under 15.
Must be at least 15 years of age to become belay certified.

Purchase Semester Pass

Purchase Semester Shoe Rentals

Day Pass

Single Day Pass: $7

Day Pass Requirements
​Must be a Rec Center member or eligible to purchase a day pass to the Rec Center.
Must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult if under 15.

* Refunds are not permissible and passes are non-transferrable. Please review pass limitations and requirements prior to purchase.

Day passes can be purchased at the Outdoor Program desk.

Climbing Courses

The Climbing Gym offers a number of courses for first-time to advanced climbers.

Rent the Climbing Gym

The Climbing Gym can be rented out to CU Boulder student groups and Rec Center members for special events during the following hours:

  • Saturdays, 9 am - 12 p.m.
  • Sundays, 10 am - 12 p.m.

Group Rental Pricing & Climbing Options (PDF Download)

Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation to use the Climbing Gym. Please contact recrequest@colorado.edu to make a reservation.