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Climbing Wall

climbing wall at vanderbilt university

Are you up for a new challenge? Our friendly staff will help introduce you to the fast-growing sport of climbing. We change our climbing routes monthly to continue challenging climbers and further develop skills. The best part is there is no additional cost to climb, rent shoes and harnesses, or learn to belay.

Climbing Wall Hours

Spring 2019 Hours

Day Time
Monday - Thursday  4 - 8 p.m.
Friday  4 - 6 p.m.
Saturday  Closed
Sunday  Closed


There is no additional cost to climb, rent shoes and harnesses, or learn to belay. Our friendly staff will help introduce you to the fast-growing sport of climbing. We change our climbing routes monthly to continue challenging climbers and further develop skills.

Special Events

Everybody Sets

Learn how to set your own climbing routes at the Vandy Rec Climbing Wall!

  • January 22, 4 - 8 p.m.

  • February 20, 4 - 8 p.m.

  • March 14, 4 - 8 p.m.

ValenClimb

Come spend your Valentine's Day with us at the climbing wall. We'll have candy, cheesy music, and some partner climbs to do with your friends!

  • February 14, 4-8 pm

Intro to Belay Clinics

Take your climbing knowledge to the next level by learning how to top-rope belay at the Vanderbilt climbing wall. First come, first served so get there early to reserve your spot.

  • February 27, 6-7:30 pm
  • March 21, 6-7:30 pm

 

 

How to get belay approved:

  • The climbing wall's friendly and knowledgeable staff can teach belaying skills during all climbing wall hours. 
  • If you have previous belay experience, you can skip straight to taking our belay approval test.
  • To become belay approved, participants must pass the belay test with 100 percent.