Climbing Gym

female student climbs climbing wall in aquatics and recreation center

Our Indoor 43' 7" high Rock Climbing Tower features a wide range of climbing routes from beginner to expert difficulty.

Boulder Wall and Climbing Tower Climb Time

Our boulder wall and tower are available for free climbing throughout the week. All necessary climbing equipment (harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, chalk, belay devices, etc.) are provided for indoor use. Trained UTC Outdoors staff facilitate the climbing areas. Belays are available upon request.

Belay Clinics

Our trained staff teach participants the basics of belaying, as well as an introduction to route climbing safety techniques. Upon successful completion of the clinic, participants can belay others on the UTC climbing wall.

*Participants must sign up in advance* 

 

Climbing Wall Rental


Regulations

  • Climbing Area Rules

    • Participants climb at their own risk and are responsible for their own health and safety.
    • All climbers must check-in with Wall Supervisor.
    • Only climbing shoes or athletic shoes are permitted. Street shoes and bare feet are not allowed.
    • No loose or colored chalk is permitted. Do not use excessive amounts of chalk.
    • Climbers’ must use the correct rope and anchor for the route they are climbing.
    • Do not distract the Belayer while he/she is on duty.
    • Use proper belay commands between climber and Belayer.
    • Only those who have completed a UTC Belay Course may belay others.
    • Keep the base of the climbing wall free of gear and personal items.
    • Topping-out, standing or sitting on top of the wall is strictly prohibited.
    • Do not turn upside down while in a harness and on belay.
    • Hair and clothing should be restrained.
    • All accidents, damaged equipment, loose holds, or safety concerns must be reported to the wall manager.
    • No food, drink, or gum in the climbing area.
    • Dangerous or unsafe behavior will result in suspension of climbing privileges.
  • Bouldering Area Rules

    • Participants climb at their own risk and are responsible for their own health and safety.
    • All climbers must check-in with Wall Supervisor.
    • At least one spotter is required when bouldering.
    • Only climbing shoes or athletic shoes are permitted. Street shoes and bare feet are not allowed.
    • No loose or colored chalk is permitted. Do not use excessive amounts of chalk.
    • Keep the base of the climbing wall free of gear and personal items.
    • Topping-out, standing or sitting on top of the wall is strictly prohibited.
    • All accidents, damaged equipment, loose holds, or safety concerns must be reported to the wall manager.
    • No food, drink, or gum in the climbing area.
    • Dangerous or unsafe behavior will result in suspension of climbing privileges.

For other questions or concerns you can call the friendly staff at UTC Outdoors.

423-425-5750

utcoutdoors@utc.edu