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The Climbing Center is located on the 1st floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center. The wall was designed by Entre Prises USA out of Bend, Oregon. The Climbing Wall measures at 32’ tall and features two Tru Blue Auto-Belays and four top-rope anchors. The Bouldering Wall boasts a 20’ traverse and multiple routes going up to 12’ tall.
Only individuals with a valid UMSL TritonCard, RWC Membership, or valid guest pass may use the Climbing Center. Climbers must sign the Climbing Center Waiver at their first visit, and then show a valid form of ID prior to each use. The Bouldering Wall is open during all Recreation and Wellness Center hours of operation. The Climbing Wall is open at specific scheduled hours when Climbing Wall Attendants are present (see Climbing Wall hours of operation).
Fundamentals of Climbing - This 45-minute introductory session is intended for members who want to learn belay techniques, utilize equipment properly, climbing commands, and knots for top rope climbing at the RWC Climbing Center.
Top Rope Skills Verification - Climbers must demonstrate proper knots, belay techniques, proper equipment usage, and climbing commands to be considered tope rope skills verified.
Lead Climbing Workshop - Lead climbing is for members who want to learn belay techniques, proper equipment usage, climbing commands, and knots for lead climbing at our indoor climbing facility.
Lead Climbing Skills Verification - Climbers must demonstrate proper knots, belay techniques, proper use of quick draws, and climbing commands to be considered lead climbing verified.
Special Events - Check out the upcoming special events at the RWC Climbing Center.
Climbing Equipment - Shoes, harnesses, helmets, chalk, carabiners, and belay devices are provided at no additional charge. Climbing equipment can be checked out through the Equipment Room next to the Climbing Center. All equipment is for use on the Bouldering Wall and Climbing Wall only. Climbers are welcome to use their personal harness, shoes, chalk, and helmet if approved by the Climbing Wall Attendant on duty.