Indoor Climbing Wall
Experience the excitement and fun of rock climbing right here at BSU! So, you've never climbed before? That's OK! We'll show you the ropes and help you learn the techniques for moving over stone safely and efficiently. The BSU climbing wall features challenges for climbers of all ability levels as well as a variety of clinics and competitions to help you grow as a climber or just have fun with your friends.
Some Features of the Climbing Wall:
- 36 feet tall, 42 feet wide, and over 1,500 sq ft
- 16 top ropes
- Overhanging arch feature
- Traversing, and boulder problems
- Climbers can rent harnesses and climbing shoes
- Available for rental by groups and organizations
- Lead climbing capabilities
Climbing Wall Prices
Item Affiliates Price Non-Affiliates PriceBelay Qualification $10.00 $13.00Wall Parties $150.00 $195.00*Private Rental N/A $175.00**University / Academic Groups $125.00 N/A
* Wall Parties are up to 15 people for 2 hours and they include 4 staff, climbing equipment, and a party room.
** Private Rentals are up to 15 people for 2 hours and they include 4 staff plus climbing equipment. Groups will need to go under contract.
Climbing Wall Programs
Click a program below to read a description to see if the program will meet your needs.
The Belay Clinic covers:
- Break Underhand Slide (B.U.S.) Belay Technique
- ATC belay devices
- Proper use and tie-ins of harnesses
- Belay commands
To register come visit the Outdoor Pursuits Climbing Wall. Space is limited, so sign up today!
Dates & Times:
Wednesday: Noon - 2:00pm
Thursday: Noon - 2:00pm
Friday: Noon - 2:00pm
Saturday: Noon - 2:00pm
Boulder Ball Competition
Competition check in begins at 3:00pm outside the climbing wall. The competition will begin at 4:00pm. Participants must comply with all regulations and rules associated with climbing at the Ball State University Climbing Wall. All participants must be 18 or older and complete the liability waiver and rules release. All registration fees are non-refundable. Register by March 31st to receive a T-shirt.
Date: April 16th
Time: 3:00pm - check-in / 4:00pm-8:00pm Competiton
Events: Bouldering, Dyno and Speed Climbing
Location: Climbing Wall
To register for Boulder Ball, CLICK HERE (If you would like to pay by cash or check please stop by the rental center or climbing wall during business hours)
You must register in advance for all, including free, climbing wall programs at the Outdoor Pursuits Office.
Please contact the Rental Center at 765.285.1164 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Contact Recreation Services
Outdoor Pursuits Office:
Located at the East Entrance to the Rec Center, across form the climbing wall.
Climbing Wall Phone:
Outdoor Pursuits Contacts
Climbing Wall Guidelines
Climbing Wall FAQs
Click here for Frequently Asked questions about the indoor climbing wall!
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