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Campus Recreation 5 Climbing Center

Climbing Center

Student using the climbing walls.

Rock climbing is a great sport that has benefits for everyone. Come check out our indoor rock climbing wall in the Student Recreation Center. The wall is open for roped climbing and bouldering during the week in the Fall, Spring and Summer. For all climbing you must check in at the equipment desk and have a completed, current waiver on file.

The wall is also open to classes and student organizations for special events. These events should be scheduled in advance.

For pricing and scheduling, or if you are interested in hosting an event at the climbing wall contact Dakota McClendon by email, or by phone: (859) 622-5251.

Clinics and Certifications

Top Rope Belay Skills Clinic – Provide you with all the information needed to belay at the EKU Climbing Wall. Once you have completed the workshop, you may take an assessment of your newly learned skills. This certification is good for one year! (Only for current EKU students and Faculty/Staff members of the facility)

Lead Skills Clinic– This workshop teaches you the proper techniques used in outdoor lead climbing, both as the climber and as the belayer. While this workshop is very informative, it is NOT a certification. In order to lead climb at EKU you will need to take and pass a lead skills assessment.

Sport Anchors Clinic– This workshop teaches you step-by-step instructions on the process of route cleaning most commonly associated with sport climbing application. This workshop is not a certification, but serves as an informative lesson.

Introduction to Bouldering – This clinic focuses on exercising safe and effective techniques both for indoor and outdoor application. Participants will learn and practice spotting technique, movement styles, climbing jargon, and other useful information.

Introduction to Crack Climbing– This clinic is intended to provide participants with all the tools necessary to take on each of the 3 cracks at the EKU climbing center. This clinic is intended to cover various body jams and movement techniques to climb cracks like a pro.

Campus Recreation


Physical Address: 228 Park Drive
Mailing Address: 521 Lancaster Ave SRC 105
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: Front Desk (859) 622-6751 / Main Office (859) 622-8145


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