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

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.

Climbing Sign Up 

Due to COVID-19 all climbers must pre-register.  Please use this link to register for a 1-hour climbing session in the bouldering wall or climbing tower.  (Note:  If you wish you climb in the bouldering room and the climbing tower you will need two separate reservations.)

Belay Clinics

Want to learn how to belay a fellow climber at the climbing wall? Join us and learn each month! All clinics are free. You can pre-register in the UTC Outdoors Center for any of the clinics. All equipment is included.

*Participants must sign up in advance* 

  • Belay Clinic Dates  |  Fall 2020 |  6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m. on the following dates
    • August 26th 
    • September 25th 
    • October 30th 

 

 


Regulations

  • Climbing Area Policies

    • Climb at your own risk.  You are responsible for your own health and safety.
    • Dangerous or unsafe behavior may result in an Campus Recreation suspension. 
    • Use the correct rope and anchor for the route you are climbing. 
    • Only those who have completed a UTC belay course may belay others. 
    • Use proper belay commands between climber and belayer. 
    • Secure all clothing and hair while climbing and belaying. 
    • Report all accidents, damaged equipment, loose holds or safety concerns to an attendant. 
    • Only climbing shoes or athletic shoes permitted.  Street shoes and bare feet are not permitted. 
    • Use liquid chalk or reasonable amounts of chalk while climbing.  Report any spills. 
    • Food, drink, gum or tobacco products are prohibited in climbing areas.  
  • Bouldering Area Rules

    • Climb at your own risk.  You are responsible for your own health and safety. 
    • Dangerous or unsafe behavior may result in a Campus Recreation suspension. 
    • Designate a spotter while climbing. 
    • Maintain a safe distance from other climbers. 
    • Topping out, standing, or sitting on the top of the boulders is prohibited. 
    • Report all accidents, damaged equipment, loose holds or safety concerns to an attendant. 
    • Only climbing shoes or athletic shoes permitted.  Street shoes and bare feet are not permitted. 
    • Use liquid chalk or reasonable amounts of chalk while climbing.  Report any spills. 
    • Keep the base of the wall free or equipment and personal items. 
    • Food, drink, gum or tobacco products are prohibited in climbing areas.  

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

423-425-5750

utcoutdoors@utc.edu