Climbing Wall



The Climbing Wall is open to all members of the Tostrud Recreation Center who are at least 18 years old. Even those who are new to climbing can get involved. Harnesses, shoes, and belay devices are available at the Wall. And our knowledgeable student staff is ready to help you get started.

Important Policies

Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Participants must sign the climbing wall specific waiver annually. The waiver can be signed during open wall hours only.

Participants must follow the Climbing Staff’s instructions at all times.

Covid-19 Protocols

Participants may wear masks and ask that staff wear masks while belaying.

Participants must sanitize their hands before entering the wall area and upon leaving the area.

For top rope climbing, participants must sanitize before and after each climb.


Lead climbing

Participants must pass a lead climbing clinic in order to be able to lead climb at the Tostrud Climbing Wall. Lead clinics are offered each semester when there is enough interest expressed by qualified climbers to hold an clinic (minimum of 4 climbers).  In order to qualify for the clinic, you must climb clean a 5.9 top rope route with no falls or takes on the rope.  A lead climbing staff member must watch you climb in order for you to qualify for a lead clinic.