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.


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.

Rec Fit Bouldering

Bouldering builds strenth and overall body coordination.  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!

Boulder Fit Circuit Training

During the class you will engage in a full body workout while trying out some of the bouldering in Wright State University's Climbing Gym.  Each week will be a different experience to keep climbing enthusiast at their best.  The class involves circuit training and rotating through strength and endurance training stations.  No Climbing Experience needed.  Free for students, regular Rec Fit pricing applies to all others.

Yoga Rocks!

This is a 30 minute express yoga class designed specifically to warm, stretch and stregthen the muscles and connective tissue used for climbing.  Not a climber?  Great news, climbers use all major muscle groups, so come get a quick practice if you need one.

Belay Classes

Offered Tuesdays 4:00pm to 6:00pm and Fridays 12:00noon to 1:00pm.

$5.00 Registration Fee Applies.

Must register at least 24 hours in advance.

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)
Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 8:00pm