The Climbing Wall, built by Entre Prise, Inc., consists of a 12’ bouldering wall and five 24’ top rope courses to accommodate multiple users of every ability. The “naturals” in the wall actually let the climber use the wall to climb 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 is held in November and the spring bouldering competition is held in April. There are three divisions - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
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 is an excellent 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 side-to-side movement allows the climber to improve balance as well as finesse.
Since ropes are not used, equipment is not necessary – although climbing shoes and chalk will make for a considerable improvement in performance, not to mention enjoyment! Everyone is welcome!
Hours of Operation
Monday & Wednesday: 3:00pm-8:00pm
Friday - Sunday: 3:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday:10:00am-1:00pm through July
For holiday and break hours please contact the Rec Center at 419-289-5440