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Climbing Wall

Woman climbing OSU's rock wall

Climbing Wall Hours

Academic Year (Mid-Aug through Mid-May)
Every day: 2 P.M. - 10 P.M.*
Saturday: Closed during Home Football Games

*Climbing wall is reserved for academic classes Mon-Fri from 8 A.M. - 12 P.M.

See the Colvin Center Schedule for summer and holiday hours.

Outdoor Adventure is proud to present its climbing facility to students, faculty, and the local community. The wall is designed with nine different sections allowing many climbers to ascend at one time. The wall is 24' high with two cracks and three roof sections. Additionally, we offer 150 square feet of climbing space in our bouldering cave. You don’t have to be an advanced climber to use the climbing wall. Outdoor Adventure welcomes climbers of all abilities.

First time at the wall? No problem. Our staff can help you get started and there are several beginner level routes that you can try. Experienced climber? We've got you covered too, with many intermediate and advanced level routes for you to choose from. Really experienced? If you're up for an even bigger challenge, ask the staff about our lead climbing classes and test your abilities in a whole new way.

A certified staff member will be available when the wall is open, and can assist you with any questions about the climbing wall, our great trips program, or anything else related to Outdoor Adventure.

How to start climbing at outdoor adventure

  • To start to climb you can come as a guest of a certified climber ($6 guest fee) and boulder or climb on the wall, but you cannot belay anyone.

To become a certified climber:

  • Attend a two-hour certification class. The class costs $70, which covers the certification class and a one year climbing membership beginning the date of your class. You can pay by cash, check, credit card, or by charging it to your bursar.
  • Re-Certify after your year-long certification expires by paying $70 and asking a staff member to re-certify you.

Things to know

  • The certification class is required for all climbers, including boulderers.
  • Shoes are required. No barefoot climbing.
  • You may use your own tennis shoes or rent climbing shoes from the OA desk.
  • Shoe rental is $3 each time you climb. You can also buy a shoe rental account with 10 rentals ($20), 20 rentals ($40), or 30 rentals ($60).
  • Stillwater Summit Company has great deals on climbing equipment when you are ready to buy your own!
  • A climbing harness can be checked out from the attendant at the desk free of charge.
  • If you have your own climbing gear it must be approved by the attendant in charge.
  • No grigris or assisted belay devices are allowed at the OA wall.


Annual Rate
Semester Rate
Daily Rate
OSU-STW Students*
OSU-STW Faculty/Staff
Stillwater Community - Adult
Stillwater Community – Children***
Lead Climbing^


*Must be enrolled in the current semester.
***All children must be accompanied by a parent at all times. Children may join us at the wall on Saturday and Sunday if they are accompanied by a parent. It is highly recommended that parents are belay certified. Outdoor Adventure does not provide belayers.
^ Candidates should be both: a competent belayer and a strong climber.

Special Event Prices - Belayers and Equipment included

10-15 People
16-40 People
40+ People
OSU- STW Student Social Event
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OSU-STW Student Academic Event
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Stillwater Community***
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***Reservation times may be limited to Saturdays and Sundays. All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.