Climbing wall

Our climbing policies have the intent of establishing safety-focused practices that help minimize risk associated with indoor climbing. All patrons are responsible for knowing and abiding by these policies. Staff reserve the right to ask any patron who creates an unsafe environment to leave. Violation of these policies is subject to disciplinary action or loss of privileges.

Disclaimer: Climbing is dangerous. Climb at your own risk.


  • All climbers must have a current climbing waiver on file. Only those with current waivers can access the climbing area.
  • Helmets are required for all climbers except those who have executed the Helmet Release on the climbing waiver.
  • Personal climbing equipment is permitted for climbers who have executed the Personal Protective Equipment supplemental waiver. All equipment must be UIAA/CE approved for rock climbing.
  • All climbers under the age of 18 must have a minor waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • All waivers will be kept on file for the duration of the current academic year.

Rock wall

  • All climbers must check-in with rock wall staff prior to climbing.
  • All patrons must complete a rock wall orientation before being able to access the rock wall floor.
  • All climbing equipment must be used according to manufacturer specifications.
  • Patrons are not permitted in the equipment storage room or behind the wall.
  • Do not climb above the top rope anchors.
  • Do not climb above or below other climbers.
  • Do not stand, sit, or lie down where a climber could fall on you.
  • Do not grab quickdraws, carabiners, or bolt hangers while climbing.
  • Do not stand on bolt hangers while climbing.
  • Do not climb before removing all loose items from pockets.
  • It is recommended that climbers remove all jewelry. Necklaces and dangling hoop-style earrings are not permitted.
  • Clean, appropriate footwear is required when climbing. Barefoot climbing is not allowed.
  • Socks are required to be worn with rental climbing shoes.
  • Skirts or dresses are not permitted. Shirts are required.
  • No food or drink in the climbing area (rubber floor).
  • No loose chalk. All chalk must be contained in a chalk ball that is kept in a chalk bag.
  • No running, roughhousing, horseplay or acrobatics.
  • No yelling or highly distracting noises.
  • No portable music devices or headphones.
  • No climbing while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • All patrons must report any problems to the climbing wall staff immediately.
  • All patrons must follow and respond to staff directions.

TruBlue auto belay

  • Do not walk in the fall zone of an active auto belay.
  • Do not climb alongside or above the auto belay.
  • All climbers must have staff attach the auto belay carabiner prior to auto-belayed climbing.
  • All climbers must have staff complete a systems check prior to auto-belayed climbing.
  • All climbers must maintain a route that is underneath the auto belay.
  • All climbers must have staff unclip the auto belay carabiner when finished climbing.


  • Bouldering under other climbers is not permitted.
  • Topping out on the bouldering arch is not permitted.
  • Maximum bouldering height is the top of the fourth panel on the main wall and the top edge of the bouldering arch. A climber's wrist cannot go above either boundary.
  • When bouldering it is recommended to use a properly placed pad and knowledgeable spotter.

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