Climbing and Bouldering
See the Facility Hours page for changes in Wall hours throughout the spring semester.
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. Guest may bring their own UIAA approved climbing equipment, but OAP WallAttendants reserve the right to restrict the use of any personal gear within the facility if they feel equipment or operator error may be evident. The Rec Sports climbing wall is a chalk free area. However, liquid chalk is allowed.
The Outdoor Adventure Program offers a variety of clinics that cater to climbers of varying skill levels. For more information or to register for a clinic, click here
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.
- Belay Clinics are free and held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
- All other clinics are $1. Participants must register through the MyRecSports Portal.
- Outdoor Sport Clinics and Manchester Clinics are $5. Participants must register through the MyRecSports Portal.
Learn to Belay
Come 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 every weekday at 7:00 p.m. depending on wall usage and instructor availability. Please be sure to register at the climbing wall desk before 7:00 p.m.
Questions? Email Sam Albert: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring 2018 Clinics
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Register online through the MyRecSports portal.
Climbing Skills Clinics
Register for clinics by clicking the link in the chart. Registration opens January 16. You may register until the day of the clinic.
|1/27/2018||Slackline||5 - 7 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|1/29/2018||Training for Climbing||8 - 10 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/1/2018||Sport Climbing||3 - 5 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/6/2018||Anchor Building||12 - 2 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/12/2018||Slackline at the Pool||8 - 10 p.m.||CSG Aq Center|
|2/15/2018||Climbing Technique||2 - 4 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/19/2018||Sport Climbing||8 - 10 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/21/2018||Trad Climbing||8 - 10 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/28/2017||Rappelling||8 - 10 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|3/14/2018||Sport Climbing||2 - 4 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|3/19/2018||Climbing Technique||4 - 6 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|3/23/2018||Slackline||4 - 6 p.m.||ORC|
|3/27/2018||Sport Climbing||2 - 4 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|4/4/2018||Trad Climbing||12 - 2 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|4/6/2018||Sport Climbing||6 - 8 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|4/13/2018||Manchester Outdoor Climbing||1 - 4 p.m.||ORC|
|4/17/2018||Outdoor Sport Climbing||1 - 4 p.m.||ORC|
|4/20/2018||Slackline||5 - 7 p.m.||ORC|
|4/24/2018||Manchester Outdoor Climbing||TBD||ORC|
|5/4/2018||Outdoor Sport Climbing||1 - 4 p.m.||ORC|
|5/30/2018||Manchester Outdoor Climbing||TBD||ORC|