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Climbing Wall

Experience the thrill of rock climbing on our massive 50-foot climbing wall at the Student Rec Center. Any Student Recreation Center member can use the climbing wall.

Experience Climbing

Designed to replicate the unique beauty of West Virginia’s outdoors, the wall is 50 feet tall and features more than 2,000 interchangeable hand-holds attached to more than 3,500 square feet of climbing surface. The wall features include crack climbs, overhangs, dihedrals and arêtes which allow for a wide range of climbs, from beginner to advanced. There is also a bouldering cave with overhanging climbing surfaces that will challenge even the most accomplished climbers. Students of all skill levels can challenge themselves, hone their skills, and keep in shape at the WVU Climbing Wall.

WVU Student on the climbing wall

Types of Climbing

New to climbing and don't know where to start? The sport consists of many types of climbing, and the wall offers a variety of options for beginner to advanced climbers. 

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WVU Student on the climbing wall

FAQ & Policies

Ready to climb? Find answers to your questions and learn more about our policies and procedures at the wall.

Climbing Wall FAQ & Policies
A little girl climbing the wall

Kids Climbing Club

Children are welcome at the climbing wall. They can boulder on the bottom part of the wall with adult supervision. The parent/guardian must be belay certified in order for the child to rope climb. Kids can also join the Climbing Club!

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Climbing Wall Hours

Fall & Spring Semesters:

Rope Climbing | Monday - Friday: 4pm - 9pm

Bouldering | Open when the SRC is open

Break Hours | Vary and will be posted.

*Closed WVU Holidays


Bouldering | Open when the SRC is open

*Closed WVU Holidays


Phone  Climbing Wall |  304-293-5077
Student Rec Center |  304-293-7529