Climbing Gym

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The indoor climbing facility is FREE for students, faculty, staff, and alumni with a CURRENT Wright1 Card. There is a $5.00 daily guest fee; all guests must be accompanied by a current Wright1 Card holder. Children 12 and under climb free with a WSU Fitness Center Member, and must be accompanied by an adult.  The gym accomodates climbers of all levels from beginer to advanced. The gym has 8 top rope sites and a minimum of 2 routes per rope at all times.  For those not interested in roping up, there is also a 14 ft. bouldering wall. First time users must bring a photo ID to register.

Women's Wednesdays: Free shoe rentals for all women!

Men's Mondays: Free shoe rentals for all men!


Harnesses are available at no cost in the Outdoor Resource Center. Shoe rentals cost $1.00. Gri Gri’s are the only belay devices permitted, and you must use ours. Loose chalk is not permitted; chalk balls only.

Lunchtime Bouldering

Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00pm

Do you love to boulder but our evening hours don’t work for you? Spend your lunch hour bouldering with your friends and the ORC. This will be the perfect time to focus on technique, as the gym will only be open for bouldering. 

 Rec Fit classes are free to all valid Wright 1 Card holding Students with no registration required. Registration fees are required for all Staff and Faculty.  This class is for all levels of climbers beginner to advanced.  Drop-ins welcome!

Yoga Rocks!

Mondays  3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Balance your climbing with an all levels yoga class. Challenge your strength and stamina, become aware of your breath as a fuel for movement. This class has a deep emphasis on shoulder and hip range of motion, building strength and flexibility through mindful movements.

Pricing: All Rec Fit Classes are FREE for Students. Regular Rec Fit pricing apply for Staff and Faculty.

Belay Classes

Offered Tuesdays 4:00pm to 6:00pm and Wednesday 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

$5.00 Registration Fee Applies.

Must register at least 24 hours in advance.


Intro to Climbing

Fridays 3:00 - 4:00pm

A great introduction to the basics of climbing. The class will focus on safety and climbing technique. You will learn how to find balance through footwork, optimal body positions, and hard-to-find rests.

Climbing Events

Love to Fall Climbing Party

Tuesday, February 14 4:00 - 8:00pm

Join the ORC staff for a fun night of climbing and candy!  To celebrate this Valentine’s Day, be sure to bring a bag of candy/cards to pass out to your fellow climbers.

Cost: Candy to share

Registration: Check-in at the office the day of!


End of Semester Climb

Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21 4:00 - 8:00pm

Celebrate all your hard work from this semester in the Climbing Gym! Unwind with upbeat music and goodies. This is the last week the gym will be open until summer semester so don’t miss out.

Cost: Free

Registration: Normal check in at the office

First Time Climbers

The first time you climb in the Campus Recreation Climbing Gym you are required to sign a risk waiver. You must be 18 years or older to sign the waiver or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A picture identification card with your birthdate listed is required to sign the waiver; your Wright1 Card is also required to be shown at your initial visit. The first time you climb with us we will issue you a personal climbing card. Each time you come and climb you will check in at the Outdoor Resource Center to pick up your card.  If you choose not to wear climbing shoes you must wear close toed athletic shoes. If you wear WSU climbing shoes you must wear/bring socks.

Climbing Wall Group Reservations/Rentals

Groups may reserve the climbing wall during hours the wall is not open. Reservations should be made a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

Group Size WSU Pricing Public Pricing
6-12 $30/hr $60/hr
12-18 $45/hr $105/hr
18-24 $60/hr $150/hr

Discounts may be available dependent on the number of current Wright State belay certified members in your group.

For more information, email or call (937) 775-5019.

Climbing Gym Hours of Operation (Summer Semester beginning Monday, May 8th)

Monday / Thursday


4:00pm - 8:00pm