Indoor Rock Climbing Gym
Have you ever been rock climbing before? Experience the culture of rock climbing at Outdoor Adventures’ brand new rock climbing gym. The rock climbing gym is a part of the new addition to the Ben Kelly Center for Human Performance. Manufactured by Entre Prises, a world-premier artificial climbing wall manufacture, the gym boasts a forty-foot tall pinnacle and a twelve-foot tall bouldering wall. Both climbing surfaces incorporate Entre Prises’ proprietary free-form skin and are stained to look like natural, West-Texas rocks. The facility holds eleven top-rope anchors and nearly twenty routes of varying difficulty. With fresh routes put up every week, and specially trained staff there to assist you, the new rock climbing gym promises to be an epic adventure for any skill level.
- Free equipment checkout
- Harnesses, rock climbing shoes, chalk bags, belay equipment, and helmets (optional)
- Trained staff to belay novice and solo climbers
- Belay skills check for experienced climbers
- Special Events
- Access and Eligibility
- Youth Parties / Facility Reservations
ClimbSMART!® & Rock Climbing Overview
Rock climbing can be a fun sport and a healthy recreational activity! It is also inherently dangerous. Therefore, it is important to take a moment and learn about some of the processes and systems UREC has in place to help make sure you have a great experience. To begin with, please watch the video below arranged by The Climbing Wall Association and ClimbSMART! ® to learn more about rock climbing as a whole.
Hours of Operation
Hours of OperationFall - Spring
Saturday - Thursday
3 p.m. – 8 p.m.Summer I and II
Saturday - Thursday
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Please note, the climbing gym is closed during holidays & breaks.
The indoor rock climbing gym is located in the new addition of the Ben Kelly Center for Human Performance.
Access & Eligibility
Access to the Climbing Gym & ASU Lake House Facility is limited. Valid identification is required to enter the premises, and a waiver of liability must be on-file for equipment check-out programs.
University Recreation has now simplified access to all users groups. ASU Students, UREC Pass Holders, Foundation User Groups (with CHP privileges), and Up & Coming Scholars and Mother/Daughter program now all have access to the Climbing Gym. Additionally, these user groups may bring out up to four guests. Paid guests may utilize programs. Please see the table below for additional information.
Breakdown by user group User Group with access Allotted Guests ASU Students, Up & Coming Scholars, Mother/Daughter Program Pass 1 FREE, 3 PAID UREC Pass Holders 4 PAID Foundation Members with CHP Privileges 4 PAID
UREC Annual Mixed Rock Climbing Competition (ARCC)
Outdoor Adventures is proud to host Angelo State University’s annual mixed rock climbing competition! Please see event page for additional information, including: travel, lodging, rules/regulations, and more.