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The Student Recreation Center Rock Wall offers excellent terrain for training on boulder, top rope, and lead climbing routes. We have 24 top rope stations, 6 lead wall stations and a bouldering cave.  Basic skills classes are taught for new climbers Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights at 6 pm.  Each climber must pass a Belay Skills Test before climbing in our facility.  We also offer Climbing Gym Rentals for groups on and off campus.  If you would like to rent the gym for your group please contact Nicole Gallaher at (208) 426-5673.

Climbing Gym Hours

Roped Hours
Open Boulder Hours
Monday6:30-10 p.m.8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday6:30-10 p.m.8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday6:30-10 p.m.8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday6:30-10 p.m.8 a.m.-2 p.m.
FridayClosed8 a.m.-2 p.m.
SaturdayClosed8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday2-6 p.m.Closed

After scheduled Open Boulder hours are over users will be determined by priority usage.  Private gym rentals have first priority and route setters have second priority.  If none of these users are in the climbing gym then Open Boulder may continue until Roped Hours begin.

Climbing Gym Rates

Member Guest (General Guest Pass)$6 (tax included)
Community Climb (Sundays only)$6 (tax included)
Climbing Shoes Semester Pass$20
Climbing Shoes Day Only$3
Harness and Belay Device RentalNone
Basic Skills ClinicNone
Mandatory Belay Check$5

Belay Skills Classes

We offer free Belay Skills classes to ensure all climbers utilizing the gym have access to proper instruction.  Each class is limited to 6 participants.  Be sure to arrive early to fill out your waiver and check out a harness from the equipment desk.

Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Fee: None

New to climbing?  Watch this video to learn more about climbing safely.

Belay Skills Assessments

To verify belay skill competence, all climbers must successfully complete a Belay Skills Assessment. Belay Skills Assessments must be done annually by all climbers using the gym.  You must wait at least one day after you have taken the Belay Skills class to take your assessment.

Days: Daily
Time: During open roped hours
Fee: $5


Climbing Skills Series
This series will teach you the basic technical skills to help advance your climbing to the next level. Skills that will be covered in weekly lessons are body movement, rappelling, lead climbing and anchor building. All classes take place in the climbing gym.
Dates: Wednesdays from 2/12/14-3/5/14
Time: 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Registration Deadline: 2/9/14
Cost: $40 members, $60 non-members

Buck Off Climbing Competition

Come out for our annual Buck Off Climbing Competition March 15th! Our comp is the perfect place for beginning to advanced climbers to test their skills in a friendly competition. With four categories every climber can challenge themselves and try not to get “bucked off”. Sign up early to be sure you get a shirt. Raffle will follow finals.  The Buck Off is also the first competition for the 2nd annual Idaho Climbing Series.
Pre-Registration deadline Tuesday March 10th by 7p.m.
Registration will be $35.00 starting on Wednesday March 11th.

Please show up 15 minutes before your category starts.
Beginners – 9:00am
Intermediate – 11:00am
Advanced – 1:30pm
Open – 2:30pm