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. Chalk is permitted. 

Lunchtime Bouldering

Tuesday 12:00-1:00 pm

Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

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. 


Belay Classes

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

FREE for WSU students. 


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 (Spring Semester)

Monday - Friday


4:00pm - 8:00pm