UNCG’s own artificial rock climbing wall, reaches up to 54 feet in height and has many features that replicate real rock, such as cracks, chimneys, arêtes, and more. Routes are set for all skill levels that offer a variety of challenging and fun climbing options.

  • A UNCG SpartanCard, University ID, or Kaplan Center ID Card is required at check-in.
  • Students and Kaplan Center members may bring up to 2 guests per visit. Guest passes may be purchased at the Welcome Desk.
  • All participants must complete a Climbing Wall Waiver prior to climbing and each academic year. If the guest is a minor, the Climbing Wall Waiver must be completed by their parent or legal guardian. 
  • The minimum age to climb is 5 and the child must properly fit into a climbing harness.
  • Climbing harnesses and shoes are complimentary when you climb. A personal harness may be used after it has been inspected and approved by the Outdoor Adventures staff.

PDF Climbing Wall Participant Waiver:
Climbing Wall Waiver

Belaying is the process of managing the climbing rope, taking rope in or paying it out, depending on the direction in which the climber is moving, and locking it off securely in the event of a fall. Belay Clinics are designed to allow our climbers to learn the skills to belay independently at the climbing wall. Our belay clinic instructors will teach you all the skills to properly belay, which includes: climbing knots, climbing gear, belay technique, spotting techniques, climbing commands, and much more! Belay certification is required to belay on your own on the climbing wall.

  • Register for a belay clinic in Outdoor Adventures during regular business hours and at least 1 business day before the clinic. 
  • The clinic fee is $5. (No refunds are provided unless Outdoor Adventures cancels the clinic.)
  • Attend the belay clinic and learn the skills to safely belay.
  • Successfully pass belay test no sooner than one day after completing the clinic.
  • Receive belay certification card to be worn on your harness when belaying.
  • Certified belayers must re-test each academic year after their initial certification. If your most recent belay certification with UNCG Outdoor Adventures was over two (2) academic years ago, you are required to retake our clinic.
  • If you have previous experience from another climbing facility, you are still required to take our belay clinic. Our policies and procedures may be similar to other facilities, but it is our goal to ensure all climbers and belayers are following our specific standards for belaying.
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