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Climbing Hours

Academic Hours

Saturday & Sunday

Climbing Wall

The climbing wall is 33 feet tall to the pinnacle and has a natural appearance resembling the geology of North Dakota. The walls are Nicros A.R.T. walls, which stands for Artificial Rock Technology, which incorporates both natural features and traditional rock climbing holds. 

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 expert routes. The separate bouldering wall is 12 feet high and 25 feet long.

Qualifications & Training

How do I get started?
Come to the Recreation Desk and talk to one of the climbing wall staff.  The staff can help you get signed up for one of our qualification courses, provided at no charge to members.  Previous experience is not necessary.

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 snug and lace up. Avoid shoes with open heels or toes. Socks are mandatory for rental shoes, which are provided free of charge.

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.

Rock Wall Gallery




Ethan Green
Campus Recreation, Intramural
& Club Sports Coordinator 

Saul Belisle
Graduate Assistant for Campus Recreation 

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-5200 / Fax: (701) 231-5205
Campus address: Wallman Wellness Center 100
Physical/delivery address: 18th Street and Centennial Blvd., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5140 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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