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.
  • 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

Oct 21
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....
October 14–28
Student Recreation Center (SRC), UO 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.

Oct 22
Crack Climbing Clinic8:00 p.m.

Learn the fundamentals of crack climbing technique and taping as well as tips and tricks for different styles of cracks.
October 22 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

Learn the fundamentals of crack climbing technique and taping as well as tips and tricks for different styles of cracks.

Oct 23
Route Setting Clinic6:00 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...
October 9–23
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

Oct 31
Halloween Climbing4:00 p.m.

Come to the Rockwall for awesome Halloween fun. Come in a costume to enter a raffle, trick-or-treat in the crow’s nest and listen to spooky music while climbing spooky...
October 31 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

Come to the Rockwall for awesome Halloween fun. Come in a costume to enter a raffle, trick-or-treat in the crow’s nest and listen to spooky music while climbing spooky routes.

Nov 11
Lead Climbing Clinic7:00 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....
November 11–25
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.

Nov 21
Dyno-Night4:00 p.m.

Jump into the new school year with a dynamite night of dyno-ing. Come into the rock wall for open hours during the week and see how many of the dynos you can complete. Completing...
November 21 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

Jump into the new school year with a dynamite night of dyno-ing. Come into the rock wall for open hours during the week and see how many of the dynos you can complete. Completing the dynos in a dinosaur costume will earn you extra points.

 

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