Get your Climb On

Our climbing wall is state-of-the-art with 10 ropes, a bouldering cave, and real feel texture and features. We provide a welcoming, friendly atmosphere where climbers of all skill levels will feel supported.

As a beginner, you will enjoy meeting friendly, outgoing, experienced climbers with a sincere desire and willingness to teach the sport to newcomers.

As an experienced climber, you will enjoy challenging problems and find great opportunities to meet other climbers.

Hours you can climb

Open Climb

  • Monday - Friday 
    • 11am - 1pm
    • 3:30pm - 9pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 
    • 11am-3pm
*Morning (AM) hours are reserved for boulders and certified belay top rope climbers. New climbers are welcome and will be accommodated if the wall staff are not too busy.

NAU Employee Open Climb
  • Monday - Friday 11am-1pm

What to expect 

Learn about who may use the facility and directions for first-time and returning climbers. 

Borrowing gear

Don’t have your own gear? No problem, you can borrow it.

Routes

Our routes range from beginner-friendly to expert level.

Belay policy

Safety is our priority at the climbing gym, which is why everyone must be certified to belay.

Rules and regulations

Our rules and regulations are designed to minimize the risks of climbing and make it fun for everyone.

Rent the wall

University and community groups may rent the climbing wall for recreational and educational uses.

Instructional clinics

Clinics are a great way to learn how to belay, climb, boulder, and lead climb.

Upcoming Trainings

Belay Clinics

Monday 1:30-3:30pm

Wednesday 7-9pm

To belay someone in climbing is to control the slack in a life supporting rope with the aid of a friction device. While participating in this clinic you will not only learn to belay using the PBUS method, but also how to conduct a basic gear inspection, properly fit and use a climbing harness, tie a figure eight follow through knot and load and use two different belay devices; tube style and Gri Gri.

Register at the Campus Recreation Services Desk.

Registration closes 2 hours prior to the clinic time.

Cost: $5.00                                           

Location: NAU Climbing Wall