Climbing Wall

Climbing wall

Fall Hours

  • Roped Climbing: Daily from 3 p.m. until the Fitness & Recreation Center closes
  • Bouldering available whenever the Fitness & Recreation Center is open

You can find the facility hours here.

Rent Gear at the Wall

We have shoes, harnesses, and belay devices available to rent at the Wall (during Roped Climbing hours only). Rental prices are as follows:

  • Shoes = $5
  • Harness = $3
  • Belay Device = $1
  • Package of all three = $8

We also sell chalk balls ($5) and athletic tape ($2) for your personal use. Loose chalk is prohibited at the wall.

Climbing Classes and Programs

Belay Clinics - $15

  • Every Tuesday, 5-7 p.m., from the beginning of fall semester through October and from the beginning of spring semester through March. This is a great clinic to learn what it takes to rope climb on the wall. Gear, knots, belay techniques and more will be covered.
  • Register the day of at the front desk of the Fitness & Recreation Center.

Women's Climbing Night - $5 

  • Every Wednesday, 9-11 p.m., from the beginning of fall semester through October and from the beginning of spring semester through March. Cost includes personalized instruction (does not included equipment rentals). It's a  perfect time to climb in a comfortable, fun setting. Women instructors are on hand, if needed.
  • Register the day of at the front desk of the Fitness & Recreation Center.

Private Climbing Lessons - $25 per hour

  • Individualized lessons at the wall for any experience level. Please call Elizabeth at (406) 243-5176 to schedule.

Climbing Skill Classes and Rock Climbing Competition

Each semester, the ODP offers classes in basic rock climbing and lead climbing.  In the spring, the Outdoor Program hosts the Rock the Rec climbing competition for all levels and the Fitness & Recreation Center climbing wall.