REC Climbing Wall  
Climb On!

The sport of rock climbing is a great alternative to traditional exercise, it develops strength, improves endurance and increases self confidence! Whether you are a beginner or experienced climber, UW-L’s Climbing Wall has something for you! This state of the art facility simulates a variety of rock formations and utilizes hundreds of moveable hand and foot holds to provide participants a fun mental and physical challenge. 

The climbing wall is located in the Recreational Eagle Center and all essential climbing gear is available to UW-L students at no charge (includes: harnesses, belay devices, climbing ropes and shoes). 

LEARN TO CLIMB...Become a Rock Star 
The REC WALL offers 4 different classes to help introduce and improve climbing skills for the beginner and intermediate climber.

Students are taught how to put on a harness, tie the Figure 8 follow through knot and properly perform the PLUS (Pull, Lock, Under, Slide) belay technique. 

On Belay? Belay's On!

What is belaying?
The process of securing and safeguarding a climber by using a rope and belay device to hold the climber’s weight if he falls. The ascending climber and the belayer, or the person holding the rope through a belay device, are a team that is linked together by the rope. Belaying is an important part of the climbing chain of safety and one of the most important skills that any novice climber must master to become a safe climber.

Who should attend: Any person who wants' to belay other climbers indoors or out

Intro to Climbing / Belay Class

2. Mountain Khakis Challenge Night
Join us from 6-8pm on Tuesday Feb. 18 and Tue. March 6th for fun activities and prize give aways.

Who should attend:  beginner climbers and those starting to really get into the sport


Because sometimes it's just fun to climb in the dark with black lights.  Join the fun!
Who should attend:  Climbers who can climb V2 / 510 or greater


Route Setting 101
An Orientation to Route Setting, FREE
Route setting is an art that takes time and experience to master. This orientation clinic is a mandatory first step for all students who want to try their hand at setting routes in the REC Wall. We’ll discuss basic procedures, hold and bolt selection, taping ect. Then you’ll get a chance to create your first route and get it evaluated.


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Wall Hours
Sun- Fri. 5pm-10pm
Sat. noon-5pm


UW-L students can sponsor guests to enter and use the Recreational Eagle Center.

Non UW-L Student: $6
Must be sponsored by a UW-L student
and show student id from another institution

Alumni: $7
Must have valid alumni membership card

Public: $9
Must be sponsored by a UW-L student

Equipment rental fee:  $2

Under 18?   Have a parent or guardian sign this waiver form and bring it with you.