Rock District

The rock wall is 30 feet in height with over 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.
  • Noon–8:00 p.m.
  • Noon–8:00 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

  • Noon–5:00 p.m.
  • Noon–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 10
Women's/Female Identified Boulder Hour5:00 p.m.

During this hour the boulder is for use by any belay certified female identified climber.
January 10–March 14
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

During this hour the boulder is for use by any belay certified female identified climber.

Jan 12
Setting Clinic Series8:00 a.m.

Learn the fundamentals of route setting in this exciting clinic series. You will get the opportunity to practice setting while learning the basic safety and movement principles...
January 12–31
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

Learn the fundamentals of route setting in this exciting clinic series. You will get the opportunity to practice setting while learning the basic safety and movement principles with an emphasis on the technical systems that allow route setters to put up new routes.

Jan 12
Family Belay Lessonsnoon

Family Rock Climbing Lessons are designed for families who want to learn to climb together! Family rock climbing lessons teach parents the skills necessary to safely climb with...
January 12–March 9
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

Family Rock Climbing Lessons are designed for families who want to learn to climb together! Family rock climbing lessons teach parents the skills necessary to safely climb with their children in an indoor climbing gym. Ages 5+, max ratio of 1 adult per 3 children.

Jan 17
Taping Tips and Tricks7:00 p.m.

Learn how to tape for different types of crack climbing, tendon, and skin injuries. Bring your own roll of tape to follow along!
January 17 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

Learn how to tape for different types of crack climbing, tendon, and skin injuries. Bring your own roll of tape to follow along!

Jan 23
Lead Clinic Series8:00 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 23–February 6
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

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 9
Dirtbag Derby12:00 a.m.

This is our biggest event of the year! Climb in the initial heats at the biggest and newest climbing facility in the region, Elevation Bouldering Gym. The finals will be held at...
February 9 12:00 a.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

This is our biggest event of the year! Climb in the initial heats at the biggest and newest climbing facility in the region, Elevation Bouldering Gym. The finals will be held at the UO Rock District. While this event is a part of the NC3 competition circuit anyone and all levels of experience are welcome!

Feb 12
IM Climbing12:00 a.m.

Compete in our 5 week IM climbing league in either the recreational or competitive category. All levels of experience welcomed. Current belay certification at the Rock...
February 12–March 12
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

Compete in our 5 week IM climbing league in either the recreational or competitive category. All levels of experience welcomed.

Current belay certification at the Rock District is a prerequisite.

Feb 14
Valentines Day Climbing4:00 p.m.

Come to the wall for a unique Valentine's Day experience! Staff will be on hand to instruct and belay you and however might come with you up the wall. This is an opportunity...
February 14 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

Come to the wall for a unique Valentine's Day experience! Staff will be on hand to instruct and belay you and however might come with you up the wall. This is an opportunity to climb at the wall without being belay certified! We will also be raffling off free a belay lesson for you + a friend for those who participate.

Partner problems will also be set on the boulder side for those who are belay certified.

Feb 25
Trivia Night7:00 p.m.

Head over to the rock wall for a chance to test your climbing trivia knowledge! History, technical systems, slang, and more will be included in this night of questions. No team or...
February 25 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

Head over to the rock wall for a chance to test your climbing trivia knowledge! History, technical systems, slang, and more will be included in this night of questions. No team or pre-registration is required to participate! Prizes for the top team will be awarded

Mar 3
Yoga for Climbers7:15 p.m.

This one time clinic is a chance to take a yoga class specifically geared towards climbers. The practice will focus on hip openers, extensors muscle exercises, back and shoulder...
March 3 7:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Studio 283

This one time clinic is a chance to take a yoga class specifically geared towards climbers. The practice will focus on hip openers, extensors muscle exercises, back and shoulder stretching and all around health and self-centering.

 

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