Climbing Wall

The Student Recreation Center features a 35-foot tall climbing wall that provides opportunities for novice, intermediate, and advanced climbers. Climbers must purchase a Climbing Wall Membership at the SRC Welcome Desk. Belayers are required to pass a skills test and be re-approved by Recreation and Wellness staff annually. Rental opportunities are available.

Spring 2021 Hours | January 9 - April 22

Monday - Thursday: 6 - 9 PM
BGSU Wellness Days: Regular Hours
Exam Week: Closed

Climbing Wall Safe Reopening Policies

Physical Distancing
  • Facility Capacity: 22 customers | 3 staff
  • Maintain physical distance of at least 6’ at all times with other Climbing Wall users.
Cleaning Protocols
  • Climbing holds are sanitized when removed from the wall prior to storage.
Rental Equipment
  • All rental equipment is provided FREE of charge.
  • Rental shoes are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
  • Harnesses are quarantined once returned and remain unavailable until the next day.
  • Employees wear gloves or sanitize hands before and after handling rental equipment.
Good Health Practices
  • Face coverings are required at all times including while actively climbing.
  • Use of hand sanitizer is required before and after climbing.
Additional Tips
  • 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.

Recreation and Wellness Policies | BGSU's Return to Campus Plan

Climbing Wall Waiver (Adult) | Climbing Wall Waiver (Minor) - Each climber is required to annually sign a waiver prior to use.

Climbing Wall Memberships 

One semester (fall or spring) memberships for the climbing wall can be purchased at the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk.

  • Semester Pass: $40.00
  • Day Pass: $5.00

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 access to equipment and 2 staff members for up to 15 climbers. An additional staff member is required for every additional 5 climbers.

Rental is not currently available.

Rental Costs:

BGSU Student Organization/Office/Department:  $58 per hour (2 hour minimum booking required)

Community Groups: $73 per hour (2 hour minimum booking required)

Additional Belay-Trained Staff Member:  $15 per additional hour(s)

Rental includes access to equipment and 2 belay-trained staff members for up to 15 climbers. An additional staff member is required for every additional 5 climbers.