The climbing wall is 34 feet tall to the pinnacle and has a natural appearance resembling the geology of North Dakota. Features include variable width cracks, arêtes, roofs, slabs and overhangs.
The free-standing wall is approximately 26 feet in length and can be used by climbers of all abilities from beginner to expert. The wall offers a variety of terrain from moderate to steep, expert routes. The separate bouldering wall is 12 feet high and 25 feet long and offers very steep (bouldering cave) terrain, but low enough to be climbed without ropes.
Rocky Balboulder Climbing Competition
Saturday, April 12
Pre-registration through April 11
$20-NDSU students/$25-non-NDSU students
Day of event: $25-NDSU students/$30-non-NDSU students
Novice - Intermediate - Advanced Climbers
Men's & Women's Divisions
FREE T-SHIRTS TO ALL CLIMBERS
How do I get started?
Come to the wall during Open Climbing times and talk to one of the climbing wall staff. The staff can help you get signed up for one of our certification courses. You don’t need any previous experience.
What should I wear?
Wear clothing that allows freedom of movement. For example, what you’re wearing should allow you to step up to the second rung of a ladder and/or do jumping jacks. Shoes should fit snuggly and lace up. Avoid shoes with open heels or toes.
Do I need a partner?
No. Anyone can boulder without a partner. Or, staff will help you pair up with other climbers who are looking to climb and belay.
What is bouldering?
Bouldering is rock climbing close enough to the ground that ropes are not needed. To help make landings safer, boulderers often use dense-foam ‘crash pads’ and spotters.
11 am - 12 am (Midnight)
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday & Sunday
3 pm - 11 pm