Climbing Center

Climbing Center

The UConn Climbing Center is located on the 1st floor of the Student Recreation Center (SRC.) It covers over 5,000 sq. ft. of climbing space that reaches up to 56 feet! There are 10 top rope 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.

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.

Orientation registration opens weekly on a rolling basis and is available on our registration portal recregistration.uconn.edu.  Check online or the UConn Rec App for our current schedule & next open class!

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

  • Basic Orientations last approximately 15 minutes and are required to access the Climbing Center.
  • Top Rope Orientations last approximately two hours and are required to use Top Rope equipment & routes.

Registration and Check-Ins will take place at the Climbing Center!

View Orientation and Climbing Session Schedule! »

Open Climb Hours

Capacity: 12 Climbers
2 hour climbing limit

Monday - Friday: 3:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Orientation Sign Ups

Orientations are offered every weekday!

Basic Orientation

Top Rope Orientation

Fall 2020 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

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 webpage 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

 

NO PERSONAL HARNESSES OR BELAY DEVICES ARE ALLOWED