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Whether you're a beginner or expert, join us for the annual bouldering competition! Bouldering is climbing that is low to the ground and does not need ropes. Crash pads are used for this event. Register here!

Divisions for men and women and varying skill levels:
Beginner: VB-V1
Intermediate: V1-V3
Advanced: V3+

What: Off the Wall Bouldering Compeition
When: Saturday, April 7th - 11 am
Where: NDSU Wellness Center
Who: Everyone! Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Divisions available for beginners, intermediate and advanced climbers.

Pre-registration Deadline:Wednesday, April 4
Student: $30
Non-student: $35
Final Registration 4/5-4/7: $45
*T-shirt included with registration while supplies last

The climbing wall is open and free for all students, so take this opportunity to climb it 240 times! Distance will be measured in 'lengths' and will be recorded every time you make it to the highest point of the climbing wall. All distance records will be logged on the 1.5 Mile Climb log sheet located in the Climbing Wall area. Come and see if you have what it takes to climb 1.5 miles before the semester is over! Refer to the Wellness Center Challenge page to see more.

*Challenge resets every semester, miles do not carry over

Spring 2018 Offerings

OfferingDateTime  LengthCost
Climbing Class (HNES 130)

Jan. 812-1:15 or 1:30-2:45 pm

Eight-week session

Enroll on campus connection

March 5
SlacklineFri. Nights8-10 pmSpring SemesterFree

Climbing Wall Info

The climbing wall is 33 ft. tall to the pinnacle and has a natural appearance, resembling the geology of North Dakota. The walls are Nicros Artificial Rock Technology walls, which incorporate both natural features and traditional rock climbing holds. 

The top rope free-standing wall is approximately 26 ft. in length and can be used by climbers of all skill levels. The wall offers a variety of terrain from moderate to expert routes. The separate bouldering wall is 12 ft. high and 25 ft. long.

Qualifications & Training

How do I get started?
Come to the Recreation Desk and talk to one of the climbing wall staff.  The staff will 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. Our 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.

Climbing Wall Gallery



Ethan Green
Campus Recreation & Intramural
Sports Coordinator 

Courtney Berntsen
Graduate Assistant for Campus
Recreation & Intramural Sports 

Climbing Wall Hours

Academic Hours Beginning 8/19:
Monday-Thursday: 3-11 pm
Friday:3-10 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 4-9 pm

Holiday and Break Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday: 4-8 pm
Friday-Monday: CLOSED

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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. 3450 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: NDSU Wellness Center

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 2:53:50 PM
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