The Adventure program provides a wealth of indoor top-rope climbing opportunities at the Student Fitness Center, with times available for open climbing and assisted climbing through staff belays. The opening of the Student Fitness Center in January of 2011 reaffirmed this by providing quality indoor rock climbing experiences and instruction to the ISU community with the 47-foot climbing wall in the center of the main lobby. The addition of the bouldering cave in February of 2014 added even more opportunities to climb.
Participants interested in belaying at the climbing wall must first pass a Belay Skills Assessment which may be administered any time during open climbing hours as staffing allows. Assessments must be renewed each academic year. For more information view our climbing area rules.
To sign your Climbing Wall waiver, please click here.
Safety procedures implemented in the fall continue to be in place this spring. Reservations are required for climbing times. Sign up for a timeslot here and view all procedure updates on our covid page.