Indoor Rock Climbing
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
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 rutgers.recreation.com/classes
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
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 848-445-5403 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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