Due to a facility issue the Climbing Center is closed Thursday 2/17

Normal climbing hours and orientations will resume on Friday 2/18.
Everest Climb Challenge will also resume with additional time added.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Climbing Center

Climbing Center

The UConn Climbing Center is located on the first floor of the Student Recreation Center (SRC). It covers over 5,000 sq. ft. of climbing space that reaches up to 58 feet! There are six top rope belay stations, four auto-belay stations, and a bouldering only area. Use of the Climbing Center is FREE to all SRC members. Get in great shape, challenge yourself regularly with updated climbing routes and enjoy a great time with friends.

2022 Rock Wars Competition Results

Rock Wars Results

Female Finals Male Finals
Alison Gause Bowen Keller
Nichole Dahrouge Kyle Vu
Ashley Klancko Luke Notaro-Roberts
Bella Crandall James Tibola
Hope Dymond River Granniss
Natalie Connors David Winslow

Get Started

All climbers must first register for, attend, and complete a 15 minute Basic Climbing Center Orientation. Completion of the Basic Orientation will allow climbers access to the Climbing Center, as well as the ability to rent equipment provided there, to be used for Bouldering.

Climbers wanting to take their workout to the next level and access our high-walls, will need to register for, attend, and complete our 2-hour Top Rope Orientation. Top Rope Orientations will cover proper rental equipment use, belay skills, climbing partner communication skills, proper use of Auto-belay systems.  Participants must demonstrate competency with all skills to complete orientation and become qualified to use Top Rope equipment & spaces in the Climbing Center.

Climbers must complete Basic Orientation, before they can register for a Top Rope Orientation.

Orientation Sign Ups

Registration opens weekly on a rolling basis. Click or tap an option below or go to the UConn Rec App to sign up for the next open class!

Basic Orientation
Appx 15 min;
Required to access the Climbing Center

Top Rope Orientation
Appx 2 hours;

Lead Orientation
Appx 3 hours;

Climbing Center Programs

Programs Time January February March April Cost
Lead Orientation 5pm - 8pm Thurs 1/19 $0
Lead Orientation 5pm – 8pm Wed 2/1 $0
Rock Wars Bouldering Competition 9am-4pm Sat 2/11 $10
Movement Clinic 5pm - 8pm Thurs 2/16 $0
Rappelling Clinic 5pm – 8pm Thurs 3/23 $0
Movement Clinic 6pm – 8pm Wed 3/29 $0
Reel Rock Film Tour 4pm – 7pm Sun 4/2 $0

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Equipment Policies

Climbing equipment is available for check-out at the Climbing Center free of charge. Present your valid UConn ID to our Climbing Center Staff to check-out the equipment you need.

All Climbing Center equipment must remain in the Climbing Center (see the Adventure Center page to learn more about climbing equipment that may be rented for outside use) and is due back before closing.

Climbers with Basic Access may rent Climbing Shoes, Helmets

Climbers with Top Rope Access may rent Harnesses, Belay Devices with Carabiner, Climbing Shoes, Helmets



Climbing Center Programs

Event Date Time
Climbing Movement Clinic September 17 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Intro to Lead Climbing Clinic September 24 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Climbing Movement Clinic October 8 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Intro to Lead Climbing Clinic October 15 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Climbing Movement Clinic October 29 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Rock Wars Results

Rock Wars Competition Results

The UConn Rock Wars Bouldering Competition offers participants the opportunity to challenge each other, and to climb some of our CC Route Setters’ most creative bouldering problems.