Roped Climbing: 3 p.m.-Close
Bouldering is available whenever the Fitness & Recreation Center is open. You can find the facility hours here.
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), athletic tape ($3) and Krieg chalk bags ($19, available at the ODP office) for your personal use. Loose chalk is prohibited.
Climbing Classes and Programs
Belay Clinics - $15
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
All women and non-binary participants of all skills levels and abilities are encouraged to attend.
Register the day of each class at the front desk of the Fitness & Recreation Center. Cost includes personalized instruction.
Climbing Skills Classes
Private Climbing Lessons - $25 per hour and small-group
Individualized lessons at the wall for any experience level. Please call Elizabeth at (406) 243-5176 to schedule.
There are also options for small groups at a rate of $15 per hour per person.
Rock the Rec Climbing Competition
In the spring the Outdoor Program hosts the Rock the Rec climbing competition for all levels at the Fitness & Recreation Center climbing wall. It's open to the public, and participants register online.
This long-running annual competition is divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced categories for men and women. The competition requires participants to compete in both bouldering and roped climbing, drawing a variety of indoor, outdoor, bouldering and top rope climbers.
Three days before Rock the Rec, Outdoor Program staff closes the climbing wall and sets approximately 20-30 new roped climbing routes and 30-40 new bouldering problems for the competition.
Rock the Rec features food, climbing films, music, prizes and shirts for all participants.