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Attention Patrons: 

The VRWC climbing wall is officially CLOSED.  We will be building a new climbing wall in racquetball court number one.  The new wall should open sometime during the week of January 5, 2015.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Ever climbed before? Ever want to? The Wall is the best place to come for beginner climbing instruction, and it’s right on campus just inside the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Whether you are a seasoned veteran and want to practice your moves, or you have never seen a pair of climbing shoes and are scared of heights, this is the place for you.


Experienced Outdoor Recreation employees are available to show you the ups and downs of climbing, and teach you the real love for this exhilarating sport. Climbing shoes are available at the wall to use, free of charge, so not owning your own is no excuse! Come check it out and you will wonder why you have never tried this before.

The Wall is staffed every evening of the week (Monday – Friday) but exact hours are flexible throughout the year. The Outdoor Rec. Staff is delighted to show you how to get you properly fitted for a harness and shoes, and climb the wall.

Just stop by whenever you see it open, check the schedule, or call (615) 343-6627 to find out times of operation for that day.

For more information about the wall contact Lee Collette at 615-322-0811 or e-mail to outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu

Climbing is FREE to Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center members. Guests pay $10.00 per visit to use the Wall.

Minimum age is 14 and children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Spring 2014 SCHEDULE:  

Day Time

4:00 – 8:00

4:00 – 8:00
4:00 – 8:00
4:00 – 8:00
4:00 – 6:00
NOTE: Schedule is subject to change, pending special events.
The Wall is closed on weekends.