Climbing Wall

Operating Hours – Fall/Spring

Day Time
Monday – Friday 3 pm – 10 pm
Saturday 2 pm – 7 pm
Sunday 2 pm – 10 pm
Bouldering Only
Monday – Friday 11 am – 3 pm

Operating Hours – Summer

Monday – Friday 3 pm – 9 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm
Bouldering Only
Monday – Friday 11 am – 3 pm


The 1‚400 square foot climbing and bouldering wall has terrain that will challenge everyone from the beginner to the advanced. Come out and get involved with this exciting program.

Informal Climbing
Informal or drop–in climbing is available any time the wall is open for Johnson Center members who have registered at the Outdoor Pursuits Desk.

COVID policies and procedures:

  1. Please approach the desk in front of the sneeze guard to check in and acquire equipment.

  2. Face coverings must be worn at all times at the climbing wall.

  3. Belayers and others at the wall who are not actively climbing should maintain social distancing of at least 6’. 

  4. Hands must be washed or sanitized before and after activity.

  5. Water fountain drinking stations have been disabled. Water fountain bottle fill stations are still operational. Please bring your own water bottle.

Instructional Programs

Climbing Fundamentals
This 1½ hour course will teach you the basics of climbing‚ belaying‚ and safety. After taking this course you are eligible to take the belay test on your next visit.

Wall Introduction and Test
Experienced climbers who have climbed/belayed‚ indoor or outdoor‚ more than 10 times but have not climbed at the Johnson Center can become eligible to take the belay test without attending the Fundamentals class. Simply pass a written safety test administered at the climbing desk and then move on to the belay test. Upon passing these tests‚ the climber will be able to climb/belay at the facility during any open wall hours. If a climber fails either test‚ it is required that the Climbing Fundamentals course be taken‚ and the belay test be retaken.

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