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Whether you're a beginner or an expert, join us for the annual Fall Crawl competition! Fall Crawl is a top-roping competition with different divisions for men/women and varying skill levels.

Learn more and register here.

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.

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Courtney Berntsen
Campus Recreation & Intramural
Sports Coordinator 

Graduate Assistant for Campus
Recreation & Intramural Sports 

Climbing Wall Hours

Academic Hours Beginning 8/18:
Monday-Thursday: 3-11 pm
Friday: 3-10 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 4-9 pm

Summer Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday: 4-8 pm
Friday-Monday: CLOSED

Every Friday night (8-10 pm) during the fall semester the slackline will be set up in the climbing wall area. No experience needed, stop by and check it out. More information here.

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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

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