Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall Hours of Operation

Summer 2024: Closed except for rentals.
Regular Academic Year Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 6 - 9 PM
Labor Day: Monday, September 2: Closed
Fall Break: Monday & Tuesday, October 7 & 8: Closed
Veterans Day: Monday, November 11: Closed
Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday & Thursday, November 27 & 28: Closed
Exam Week: Closed
Winter Break: Closed

Membership and Admission Charges

The newly-renovated 35-foot tall climbing wall offers opportunities for novice, intermediate, and advanced climbers. 

  • Day Passes
    • BGSU Student/SRC Member: FREE
    • BGSU Faculty/Staff/Retiree, Non-SRC Member (Adult or Child): $5
  • Fall or Spring Semester Passes
    • BGSU Student/SRC Member: FREE
    • BGSU Faculty/Staff/Retiree: $40
    • Non-SRC Member (Adult): $50
    • Non-SRC Member (Child): $30
  • All rental equipment is provided FREE of charge.
  • Rental shoes are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
  • Personal chalk is not permitted. Alcohol-based liquid chalk is provided to climbers FREE of charge.
  • Use of street or tennis shoes is strictly prohibited. All climbers must use personal climbing shoes or FREE rental shoes.
  • Trained staff are available to assist and instruct.
  • Belayers are required to pass a skills test and be re-approved by Recreation and Wellness staff.
  • Semester or day passes are available at the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk, through the BGSU RecWell app for iPhone or android, or online using the new MyRec portal:
  • Faculty & Staff: When logging in, select ‘BGSU MyRec Login’ and use your BGSU username and password.
  • Community Members: Contact Julia Adams at to receive your username and password.

Rent the Climbing Wall

Wall Rental: $120/hour | Certified Staff Member: $20/hour

Complete the Student Recreation Center Rental Request Form.


  • Create opportunities for leadership advancement, team development and personal growth.
  • Challenge students to expand beyond their personal boundaries and self-imposed limitations to broaden their understanding of themselves and the natural world.

Rent the Climbing Wall

The Climbing Wall is a great option to kick organizational meetings up a notch, celebrate team accomplishments, or have a birthday party. The helpful and knowledgeable Outdoor Program staff are trained to belay and provide the encouragement and know-how to make any event effective and memorable. Rental includes complimentary access to climbing equipment and gear.

  • BGSU Student Organization/Office/Department: $79 per hour
  • Community Groups: $120 per hour
  • Belay-Trained Staff Member :$15 per hour (As determined by SRC Management)

For More Information: Julia Adams, Coordinator, Member Services and SRC Operations
419-372-7485 |


Updated: 07/02/2024 03:21PM