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
- Used for teambuilding and social activities
- Lead climbing capabilities
Climbing Wall Prices
Item Affiliates Price Non-Affiliates PriceBelay Qualification $15.00 $20.00Belay Clinic Only $10.00 $13.00Advanced Belay Test $5.00 $7.00Daily Climbing Shoe Rental FREE FREEWall Parties $180.00 $200.00*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, cake, silverware, plates, 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 4:00pm outside the climbing wall. The competition will begin at 5:00pm. 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 28 to guarantee a competition t-shirt. Shirts for purchase maybe available on a limited basis the day of the event.
Cost: $15 Affiliates / $20 Non-Affiliates
Dates: April 11, 2015
Time: 4:00pm - check-in / 5:00pm-9:00pm Competiton / 9:00pm-11:00pm Blacklight Climbing
Events: Bouldering, Dyno and Speed Climbing
Location: Climbing Wall
(If you would like ot pay by cash or check please stop by the rental center or climbing wall during business hours)
Crate Stacking @ 8
Crate stacking is a unique way to challenge your climbing skills. Sign up at the climbing wall to give it a try or come by to watch others attempt to stack crates 30 feet high all while on belay!
Location: Climbing Wall
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
Main Office Number:
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Located at the East Entrance to the Rec Center, across form the climbing wall.
Outdoor Pursuits Contacts
Climbing Wall Guidelines
Climbing Wall FAQs
Click here for Frequently Asked questions about the indoor climbing wall!
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