Climbing Center

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The UConn Climbing Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Recreaton Facility (SRF.) It covers over 2000 sq. ft. of climbing space with 15 top rope climbs and a bouldering only area. Use of the Climbing Center is FREE to all SRF members. Get in great shape, challenge yourself regularly with updated climbing routes and enjoy a great time with friends. Open climbing time is available every day of the week with our staff ready to assist you.

All climbers using the UConn Climbing Center must first complete a Climbing Center Orientation. See our current schedule on the sidebar for available dates and times.

  • Orientation registration available 48 hours in advance via our online registration portal at See site for details.
  • Orientations are limited to 6 – 12 participants per class.
  • Orientations last approximately two hours.
  • Participants who pass the Climbing Center skills test will have their UConn ID’s activated & may use the facility anytime during open climbing hours.
  • Failure to pass the skills test will require enrollment in another Orientation at a later date.
  • Failure to attend your scheduled Orientation will result in a $25 “No-Show” fee assessed to your university fee bill.

Participant Renewals

Climbing Center renewals are conducted on an annual basis at the beginning of each fall semester. Renewals require participants to complete a new climbing skills test. If you have previously completed a Climbing Center Orientation and require a renewal, please see a Climbing Center staff member during open climb hours for assistance.


Harnesses, belay devices, carabiners, climbing shoes and helmets are available for check-out at the Climbing Center free of charge. Just present your valid UConn ID and our staff will get you the equipment you need.

February 14 – Couples Climb

Come join us in the Climbing Center this Valentines Day for a series of challenging partner climbs!  Bring your significant other, friend, or meet someone there to try a new way of getting to the top!  Learn how to communicate and use teamwork to send some of our coolest routes that cannot be climbed without a friend!

Registration not needed

February 27 – Rave in the Cave Headlamp Climb

Lights out in the Climbing Center and find your way by the light of a headlamp!  Change up your climbing routine and see that project route in a whole new light.  Are you up for the challenge?
Feel free to bring your own, but headlamps will be available at the Climbing Center for use.
Registration not needed

March 9 – Rock Wars Bouldering Competition

SRF Members Only
All participants must be currently oriented Climbing Center Users
A long time ago, in a Climbing Center far, far away...  Rock Wars offered participants the opportunity to challenge themselves on the toughest bouldering problems our route setters could devise...
Climbers of all skill levels will find an event designed for maximum fun and camaraderie, in which winning takes a back-seat to the love of the climb!
Heat 1:
Event check in at 9:30 am
Heat beings at 10:00 am
Heat 2:
Event check in at 12:15 pm
Heat beings at 12:45 pm
Finals start: 3:00 pm
Registration Needed

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