Climbing and Bouldering
The Climbing Wall will be closed Thanksgiving break (Nov. 22-26). See the Facility Hours page for other changes in Wall hours.
The Rec Sports 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.
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.
- Clinics are free.
- Pre-register for clinics at the links below
- Walk-ins can join if there is space. If no one is pre-registered 24 hours in advance of the course we will cancel it.
Learn to Belay
Come learn one of the most 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: email@example.com
Fall 2017 Clinics
Click on clinic names below to pre-register.
Spring 2018 Wall Special Events
Adaptive Climbing with Sportable
Come learn about adaptive climbing techniques! We will be working with Sportable to provide indoor rock climbing experiences to members of the community with physical and visual disabilities. This is a great way to learn some new skills and make new friends!
Date: January 30, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cary Street Crux
Show up to throw down against schools from across the Southeast at the Cary St. Crux. Compete in beginner, intermediate and advanced divisions, top rope and bouldering, to win sweet prizes from local and national climbing brands and vendors. All competitors will recieve a t-shirt and snacks are provided. This event is a part of the EES Climbing Series.
Date: February 10, 2018
Register: Jan 16 - Feb 10
Spring 2018 Clinics
Weekdays, January 17 - May 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Climbing Skills Clinics
Register for clinics by clicking the link in the chart (available 1/16/18). You may register until the day of the clinic.
|1/27/2018||Slackline Clinic (1)||5 - 7 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|1/29/2018||Training for Climbing Clinic||8 - 10 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/1/2018||Sport Climbing Clinic (1)||3 - 5 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/6/2018||Anchor Building Clinic||12 - 2 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/12/2018||Slackline Clinic at the Pool||8 - 10 p.m.||CSG Aq Center|
|2/15/2018||Climbing Technique Clinic (1)||2 - 4 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/19/2018||Sport Climbing Clinic (2)||8 - 10 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/21/2018||Trad Climbing Clinic (1)||8 - 10 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|2/28/2017||Rappelling Clinic||8 - 10 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|3/14/2018||Sport Climbing Clinic (3)||2 - 4 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|3/19/2018||Climbing Technique Clinic (2)||4 - 6 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|3/23/2018||Slackline Clinic (2)||4 - 6 p.m.||ORC|
|3/27/2018||Sport Climbing Clinic (4)||2 - 4 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|4/4/2018||Trad Climbing Clinic (2)||12 - 2 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|4/6/2018||Sport Climbing Clinic (5)||6 - 8 p.m.||CSG Wall|
|4/13/2018||Manchester Outdoor Climbing (1)||TBD||ORC|
|4/17/2018||Outdoor Sport Climbing Clinic (1)||1 - 4 p.m.||ORC|
|4/20/2018||Slackline Clinic (3)||5 - 7 p.m.||ORC|
|4/24/2018||Manchester Outdoor Climbing (2)||TBD||ORC|
|5/4/2018||Outdoor Sport Climbing Clinic (2)||1 - 4 p.m.||ORC|
|5/30/2018||Manchester Outdoor Climbing (3)||TBD||ORC|