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Welcome to the UWSP Climbing Wall!

The UWSP Climbing Wall is located within the Multi-Activity Center/indoor track of the Health Enhancement Center. The 28 ft. high, 2300 sq. ft. wall was designed and built by the Eldorado Wall Company. The wall consists of 15 top rope belay stations and up to eight lead climbs. During the academic year, we offer free open climbing sessions for students as well as membership-based sessions for students and community members. The wall is operated by trained UWSP students under the supervision of a full-time recreation specialist. In addition to student-only and membership-based climbing sessions, we also offer group rentals, belay certification classes, a weekly teen climb and our Kid's Climbing Club. For questions or concerns, please email uc.recreation@uwsp.edu.

Climbing Wall Hours

Closed until September 10, 2017 – Hours subject to change

UWSP Student-Only FREE Climbing Sessions: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday – 6-9 p.m.

Member-Only (Student/Non-Student) Climbing Sessions: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 7-9 p.m.

Weekly Teen Climb: Monday – 6-7 p.m.

Belay Certification Class: Sunday, Tuesday – 6-7 p.m.

Hours Exceptions

  • Thanksgiving Week: Closed Nov. 22-26
  • Fall Semester Commencement/Finals Week: Closed Dec. 18-22
  • Winter Break/Winterim: Closed Dec. 22 - Jan. 21
  • Comp Week: Closed for route setting TBA
  • Spring Break: Closed March 23 - April 1
  • Spring Semester Commencement/Finals Week: Closed May 14-18

Membership Information and Rates

Memberships for students and non-students offer special access to member-only climbing sessions. Scheduled membership climbing sessions are NOT available to group rentals or general open climbing.

Membership perks include:

  • Access to at least 6 hours of member-only climbing each week
  • Harness and belay devices provided FREE of charge
  • FREE climbing shoe rentals
  • 10% off UWSP WICS Climbing Competition registration
  • FREE belay certification and belay tag

RATES

UWSP, ESL and MSTC Students

  • $25/semester (Your UWSP-issued student ID must be swiped at the MAC Recreation Office before proceeding to the Climbing Wall. You must also have your physical Climbing Membership Pass to climb.)

Non-UWSP Students

  • $60/semester (Your valid Climbing Membership Pass must be presented at the MAC Recreation Office before proceeding to the Climbing Wall. New passes may be purchased with cash or check at the MAC Recreation Office during open climb hours. Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and a parent/guardian is required to sign an indemnification, release and consent form for any minor obtaining a membership.)

SIGN-UP AND PAYMENT PROCEDURES

All members, including UWSP students, must complete a paper Membership Agreement Form and waiver, and pay with cash or check in person at the MAC Recreation Office. Currently enrolled ESL, MSTC and non-student members must take the yellow copy of the Membership Agreement Form to the PointCard Office (3rd floor, DUC) to get a "License to Sweat" card. If paying by credit card, take your completed membership form to University Information and Tickets (1st floor, DUC). A 4% fee will be included with your membership.

New memberships can be purchased with cash or check at the MAC Recreation Office during open office hours. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If you have questions on memberships, email uc.recreation@uwsp.edu.

Group Climbing Reservations and Rates

Group climbs are by appointment/reservation only, and UWSP students and affiliated groups will receive priority booking. Email uc.recreation@uwsp.edu to request a group reservation info packet. Groups must request a reservation at least 14 days prior to their event date. And please note, although we do our best to accomodate all requests, the UWSP Climbing Wall has the right to refuse or reschedule groups due to programming conflicts or limited staff.

RATES

UWSP Students and UWSP Affiliated Groups

  • Facility Fee/Hour is waived (free)
  • Staff Fee/Hour: $10/hour per staff member
    • Minimum of 2 staff for 0-10 participants
    • Minimum of 3 staff for 10-15 participants
    • Minimum of 4 staff for 15-20 participants
    • Minimum of 5 staff for 20-25 participants

Community (Non-UWSP) Groups

  • Facility Fee/Hour: $40/hour (minimum of 2 hours)
  • Staff Fee/Hour: $15/hour per staff member
    • Minimum of 2 staff for 0-10 participants
    • Minimum of 3 staff for 10-15 participants
    • Minimum of 4 staff for 15-20 participants
    • Minimum of 5 staff for 20-25 participants

Belay Certification/Belay Card System

Belay certification is an option at the climbing wall, but only a requirement if you would like to belay someone. This is to ensure your own safety as well as everyone else using the wall. There is a separate certification for belaying a lead climber. Certification renewal is required once a year. Top rope certification can be acquired during one of our belay certification classes, available every Sunday and Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. Once certified, you will receive a belay card. Certification is $5.

Waivers

All climbers, belayed certified or not are REQUIRED to have a Waiver on file at the Climbing Wall. If you're under 18 years of age, a legal guardian must sign this waiver. Waivers are valid for one year. If you are planning to bring a group, each child is required to have a waiver signed by their legal guardian. These waivers are available at the climbing wall during normal climbing hours.

UW-Stevens Point Kid's Climbing Club

The UWSP Climbing Wall is excited to once again host a youth climbing program for kids and teens ages 5-17. The goal of the Kid's Climbing Club is to introduce kids to climbing by teaching them climbing basics and techniques while giving them a lot of opportunity to spend time on the wall with their peers. The club is excellent for beginners as well as those more experienced, with classes available for beginners through advanced, along with a teen team. The club is taught and supervised by trained UWSP Climbing Wall staff.

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