Outdoor Adventure Program

Climbing and Bouldering

A student looks down from the top of the climbing wall at Cary Street Gym

See the Facility Hours page for Climbing Wall hours

Cary Street Crux February 8, 2020

Clinic Registration

Learn to Belay

Climbing Clinics

Log Rolling and Slacklining Clinics

Climbing Events

Climbing Wall Rental


The Cary Street Gym Climbing area features a 35-foot climbing wall with six top rope and one lead climbing routes. This area also features one freestanding and 18-foot bouldering section.

  • There is no additional cost to members or guests to use the climbing area. 
  • The Bouldering Wall is available for use when Cary Street Gym is open. 
  • Roped climbing is only permitted during climbing hours
  • The Climbing Wall is a chalk free area. However, liquid chalk is allowed. 

Rec Sports members and their guests can climb with the supervision and belay by the Climbing Wall staff. All necessary climbing wall equipment is available and free to use. Guests may bring their own UIAA approved climbing equipment, however, staff reserve the right to restrict the use of any personal gear within the facility if they feel equipment or operator error may be evident. 


Cary Street Crux

Cary Street Gym Climbing Wall; February 8, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Climb, dyno, boulder, and slackline! Test your skills and experience VCU's biggest celebration of all things climbing. All skill levels are welcome. 

Fun, raffle prizes and awards await you! 

Register for the Crux


Clinic Registration 

The OAP Climbing Wall is proud to offer clinics to increase the knowledge and skill of climbers of all levels - beginner through advanced, through our weekly climbing clinics. For beginners, take our Belay Clinic, and learn about Slacklining and Climbing Technique. As you gain more skills, look into our Sport and Trad Climbing clinics, as well as Rappelling and Training for climbing. Clinics change every semester.


Learn to Belay

Learn one of the essential skills of climbing. Belaying is the technique of "holding one fast" or keeping climbers safely on the wall using ropes, harnesses, and climbing friction devices. Belay Clinics are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. We also offer impromptu belay clinics depending on wall usage and instructor availability. Please be sure to register online through MyRecSports or at the climbing wall desk before 6:30 p.m.

 

ClinicDate(s):TimeLocation
Learn to Belay

Monday - Wednesday, 1/13 - 4/29

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall

 

Questions? Email Sam Albert: scalbert@vcu.edu


 

Fall 2019 Clinics
ClinicDate(s):TimeLocation
Sport Climbing Clinic

Thursday, December 5

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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Spring 2020 Clinics
ClinicDate(s):TimeLocation
Sport Climbing Clinic

Tuesday, January 14

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

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Climbing Technique Clinic

Thursday, January 16

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Gym to Crag Clinic

Wednesday, January 22

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Sport Climbing Clinic

Thursday, January 23

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Climbing Technique Clinic

Monday, January 27

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Gym to Crag Clinic

Monday, February 3

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Sport Climbing Clinic

Monday, February 5

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Climbing Technique Clinic

Thursday, February 13

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Sport Climbing Clinic

Thursday, February 20

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Gym to Crag Clinic

Monday, February 24

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Sport Climbing Clinic

Wednesday, March 4

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Climbing Technique Clinic

Thursday, March 5

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Sport Climbing Clinic

Wednesday, March 25

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Gym to Crag Clinic

Monday, March 30

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Climbing Technique Clinic

Monday, April 6

8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Sport Climbing Clinic

Wednesday, April 8

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Gym to Crag Clinic

Thursday, April 16

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall
Sport Climbing Clinic

Tuesday, April 21

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

CSG Climbing Wall

 

Log Rolling and Slacklining Clinics

Join OAP and Aquatics in the Activity Pool at Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center to learn how to log roll and slackline. Trained instructors will teach you how to stand and run on the log roller and slackline across the pool. Improve your balance, work out and have fun doing so! Please wear pool-appropriate swimwear/clothing.

Clinics are held Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Visit our Log Rolling and Slacklining Clinic registration page to sign up for any of the following dates. Registration is open through the end of the clinic.

Clinic:Dates:Time:Location:
Log Rolling & Slacklining Clinics

1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/19, 4/9, 4/23

 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

CSG Climbing Wall 

 Climbing Events
Event:Dates:Time:Location:
Cary Street Crux

Saturday, February 8

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Adaptive Climbing Nights

Wednesday, February 12

Wednesday, February 18

Wednesday, February 26

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

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Climbing Wall Rental

The climbing wall can be rented anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, and anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Pricing goes as follows: VCU Affiliated: $50 per hour, Non-Profit: $90 per hour, Private entities: $130 per hour. All pricing is for up to 15 people. Equipment, staff, and instruction are provided.


 

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