Climbing Wall

The USD Climbing Wall is a key attraction at the USD Wellness Center. This 38 foot tall indoor climbing wall has 4,300 hold combinations and nine rope stations. Whether you are an expert climber or a novice, we are sure that you will find this feature a challenging and fun workout.

Getting Started

You do not need to be an experienced climber to use the climbing wall. Visit us during Climbing Wall Hours where trained climbing instructors will teach you how to use the equipment. Be sure to wear clothing that allows you to move freely, and shoes that fit snugly and lace up. Avoid open toed or open heeled shoes. Our staff is here to assist you or help you find a partner to work with.

The Climbing Wall staff is available to offer lessons to those who want to learn more about rock wall climbing. If you are interested in lessons, please complete the Rock Climbing Wall Lesson Contract and return it to the USD Wellness Center.

Packages:

1 Session - $20
5 Sessions - $80
10 Sessions - $150

Age Restrictions

Due to the safety of our members, the Wellness Center does have an age restriction for those who can use the climbing wall:

  • 6 years and under - allowed to climb during private climbing wall reservations.
  • 6 - 13 years - allowed to climb with a parent or guardian present with payment of a guest pass or valid ID of parent or guardian.
  • 14 years and up - allowed to climb with a valid ID and payment of a guest pass.

Climbing Wall Parties

Climbing Wall parties are popular at the Wellness Center. Please see Facilities Reservations/Rentals for information on how to reserve your party! Please note that due to the limited number of certified staff, we try and schedule parties an hour before or after our climbing wall hours. We do not reserve climbing wall parties after the Wellness Center is closed for the day.

Climbing Wall Hours

Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday  4 - 10 p.m. 
Friday  3 - 9 p.m. 
Saturday  1 - 4 p.m. 
Sunday  3 - 9 p.m. 
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday  5 - 9 p.m. 
Friday  4 - 7 p.m. 
Saturday  1 - 4 p.m. 
Sunday  1 - 4 p.m.