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. Open climbing time is available every day of the week with our staff ready to assist you.

Get Started:

All climbers using the UConn Climbing Center must first complete a basic 15 minute Basic Climbing Center Orientation to start boulder.  A 2 hour Top Rope Orientation must be completed to be able to use the top rope and auto belay section of the wall. Orientation registration for orientations are available 48 hours in advance at

  • Basic Orientations last approximately 15 minutes and are limited to 10 participants per class.
  • Top Rope Orientations last approximately two hours and are limited to 10 participants per class.

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.

All programs for Spring 2020 have been cancelled.

Open Climb Hours

Monday - Thursday: 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday: 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Sunday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Orientation Sign Ups

Orientations are offered daily!

Basic Orientation

Top Rope Orientation

Spring 2020 Programs

Event Date Time
Climbing Movement Clinic February 4 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mount Everest Climb February 5 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Couples Climb February 13 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Intro to Lead Climbing Clinic February 18 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Rave in the Cave February 26 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Bouldering Competition March 7 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Intro to Lead Climbing Clinic March 10 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Climbing Movement Clinic March 31 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Equipment Policies

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.