Rock District

The rock wall is 30 feet in height with more than 2,800 square feet of top-rope and lead climbing. With a bouldering wall, events, challenges, and lessons, we offer something for every level of climbing. All participants must pass a basic safety check before climbing.


Requirements to Climb  

 

Rock District Hours

  • 4:00–10:00 p.m.
  • 4:00–10:00 p.m.
  • 4:00–10:00 p.m.
  • 4:00–10:00 p.m.
  • 4:00–10:00 p.m.
  • 3:00–7:00 p.m.
  • 3:00–7:00 p.m.

Facility Map

Youth and Family

Children ages five and up are welcome to climb during our Family Rec hours as long as they're accompanied by an adult who has passed a rock wall safety check. We offer climbing lessons for families and drop-in belay training for parents.

Family Hours

  • 3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Family Climbing Lessons

Rent the Rock District

Climbing Lessons

Learn to Climb Learn the skills to pass the basic safety check including equipment use and care, climbing commands, belay skills, and face climbing.

$15 per person

• 1-hour class, by appointment
• Lessons available Monday–Friday, 6:00–7:00 p.m. during academic term
Lead Climbing Learn to safely and efficiently lead climb and belay including lead belaying, lead falling, and climbing techniques.

$30 per person

• 2-hour class, by appointment only
• Lessons are available during open hours Monday–Friday

Register at the Student Recreation Center Service Center, or Welcome Desk located in the main lobby.

Rock District Events

Jan 28
Intro to Indoor Climbing5:00 p.m.

Meet people who are also new to climbing, a belay partner maybe, as well as basic climbing techniques and gym etiquette in this climbing group.
January 7–March 17
Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Meet people who are also new to climbing, a belay partner maybe, as well as basic climbing techniques and gym etiquette in this climbing group.

Jan 28
Lead Climbing Clinic8:00 p.m.

Learn how to lead in this three-week clinic series. This series is focused on the basic skills needed to confidently pass the Rock District’s indoor lead climbing test....
January 14–28
Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Learn how to lead in this three-week clinic series. This series is focused on the basic skills needed to confidently pass the Rock District’s indoor lead climbing test. Current belay certification at the Rock District is a prerequisite.

Jan 29
Women's Climbing Group5:00 p.m.

This group welcomes anyone who identifies as a woman to come and meet other women to climb with. We will be focusing on creating a safe environment for women climbers as well...
January 15–March 18
Student Recreation Center (SRC)

This group welcomes anyone who identifies as a woman to come and meet other women to climb with. We will be focusing on creating a safe environment for women climbers as well as offering climbing tips and tricks.

Feb 8
Dirtbag Derby7:00 a.m.

Come to the UO Rockwall to join in our yearly bouldering competition! While the event is part of the NC3 competition circuit, people of all levels and without team affiliations...
February 8 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Come to the UO Rockwall to join in our yearly bouldering competition! While the event is part of the NC3 competition circuit, people of all levels and without team affiliations are welcome and encouraged to join in. The entire event will be hosted and the University of Oregon Rockwall this year where we hope to see you as well.

Feb 12
Lead Climbing Clinic8:00 p.m.

Learn how to lead in this three-week clinic series. This series is focused on the basic skills needed to confidently pass the Rock District’s indoor lead climbing test....
February 12–26
Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Learn how to lead in this three-week clinic series. This series is focused on the basic skills needed to confidently pass the Rock District’s indoor lead climbing test. Current belay certification at the Rock District is a prerequisite.

Feb 20
Injury Prevention and Strength Training Clinic8:00 p.m.

Learn how to climb in ways that will minimize your risk of injury. Additionally, find some drills and techniques that will help you become a stronger climber. 
February 20–27
Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Learn how to climb in ways that will minimize your risk of injury. Additionally, find some drills and techniques that will help you become a stronger climber. 

 

Adaptive Climbing

Oregon Adaptive Climbing welcomes participants with all types of physical and cognitive disabilities. We accommodate those seeking their first rock climbing experience and seasoned pros.

Climbing for Everyone