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Rock Gym


Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

Experience the vertical world of rock climbing on our 2200 sq. ft. of sculpted terrain at the College Avenue Gym. Climb along sheer verticals, sculpted bulges, and horizontal overhangs, and feel the adrenaline as you hang onto a rock twenty feet above the floor.

Come with a friend or be belayed by one of our staff members. All belayers must be certified by Rutgers Rock Gym staff, regardless of previous certifications at other gyms. For beginners, we offer free trial climbs!! Our staff will set you up with free gear and help you learn the basics of climbing indoors.


Admission to the Rutgers Rock Wall is FREE and only available to Rutgers students, faculty, and staff (guests are allowed with a $5 entry fee). Please have your valid picture University ID available.

The Rock Wall is open during the Fall and Spring semesters, Monday-Thursday and Sunday. The up-to-date schedule and hours can be found on Facility Schedule page.


Want to become belay certified? Sign up for one of our 2-hour introduction classes and we’ll teach you the basic safety skills and techniques. For those with previous belaying experience, test out with our 10-minute skills test: available on a walk-in basis. For more information inquire at the Rock Gym front desk or online at

Equipment Use

The best climbers rely on the best gear for both safety and comfort. Rutgers Rock Gym uses only the highest quality equipment that meets industry standards. Shoe rentals are $1/day, or buy a 6-day pass for $5. Harness and chalk bag rentals are free for day climbers. We also loan harnesses and Air Brake belay devices free of charge for trips outside of the rock gym.

Hosting Events at the Gym

Plan a birthday party, youth group outing, or special event at the Rock Gym. Or rent out the space for scheduled group instruction or practice time for your club/group. Prices vary depending on the program and events. Call our Rock Wall Manager at 848-445-3691 for details and to reserve a date. Click here for our popular indoor climbing group packages and rates.



25' high x 80' wide

2,200 sq. ft. of climbing surface and steep bouldering wall

17 top ropes

Over 35 routes ranging from easy to expert

Routes changed monthly

Harnesses provided free of charge

Climbing shoes available for rental

Belay classes available by appointment: $15 for a 2 hour class

Routes are color coded and have difficulty ratings of 5.4 – 5.13


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