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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. during the school year.  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 Summer Hours

Roped Hours
Open Boulder Hours
MondayClosed2-5 p.m.
Tuesday5-8 p.m.2-5 p.m.
WednesdayClosed2-5 p.m.
Thursday5-8 p.m.2-5 p.m.
FridayClosed2-5 p.m.
SaturdayClosed2-5 p.m.
SundayClosed2-5 p.m.

In June and July the climbing gym will be hosting a kids camp Monday –  Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  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

Basic Skills Classes

We offer free Basic 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. During the summer you may ask the climbing attendant to teach a class.  If the gym is not busy they may teach the class.

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 Basic Skills class to take your assessment.  This assessment is expires the day before classes start each fall.

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