Climbing Wall

PictureThe Climbing Wall, built by Entre Prise, Inc., consists of a 12’ bouldering wall and five 24’ top rope courses to accommodate multiple users of any ability. The “naturals” in the wall actually allow the climber to use the wall when climbing instead of simply using standard climbing holds. To vary the texture, difficulty and diversity of the routes, our holds come from numerous manufacturing companies and routes are changed as often as possible. 

We hold two competitions a year. The fall top rope competition takes place in November and the bouldering competition in April. There are three divisions - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

Check out some of our Climbing Wall Incentive Programs!  

What is Bouldering?

Bouldering is an excellent way to improve one’s climbing strength and technique. This style of climbing has become increasingly popular around the world and serves as a great way to warm up and stretch before climbing.  Bouldering does not involve the use of ropes and therefore requires the climber to traverse from side to side instead of up the wall vertically. This sideways movement allows the climber to improve balance as well as finesse.  Since ropes are not used, equipment is unnecessary – although climbing shoes and chalk will make for a considerable improvement in performance and enjoyment! Everyone is welcome!

PictureHours of Operation

School Year
Monday & Wednesday: 3-8 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 3-8 p.m.

Summer
Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. through July
For holiday and break hours, please contact the Rec Center at 419.289.5440

Spring Hours

Rec Center: 
Mon.-Fri.: 6 a.m.- 10p.m. 
Sat.: noon- 10p.m.
Sun.: 1p.m.-10p.m.

Pool:
Mon.-Thur.: 11a.m.-2 p.m./6p.m.-10p.m.
Fri.: 11 a.m.-2p.m. p.m./6p.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. noon-9 p.m.
Sun: 2pm.m-9 p.m.

Climbing Wall:
Mon. & Wed.: 3p.m.-8 p.m. 
Fri.-Sun.: 3p.m.-8 p.m.

Summer hours begin Thursday, May 8th!

Click here for a listing of special hours throughout the semester

Contact Us

Email: recservices@ashland.edu
Phone: 419.289.5440
Fax: 419.207.6170
Hotline: 419.207.6029