The Climbing Wall

Indoor Climbing

students on rock climbing wall

The climbing wall officially opened in 2005 and has been the home for the climbing community ever since. We have four ropes: two on a vertical face, and two on a substantial overhang.  During open hours, we have 2 staff members on hand to work with participants of every ability level. Shoes, chalk, and harnesses are provided.

Climbing Wall Hours - Spring 2024

Monday: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Thursday: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Ithaca College Climbing Wall Policies

  • Climbing is permitted only when a Climbing Wall Attendant or some other qualified person is present and on duty.
  • Climbing shoes must be worn while climbing or bouldering. No bare feet or any other type of she may be worn while on the wall.  Socks must be worn with our rental climbing shoes.
  • The shoulders of a person bouldering should never go above the top of the third row of panels on the climbing wall (as marked by red tape on each end of the wall).
  • Knots, harnesses, tie-ins, and carabiners must be checked by the Climbing Wall Attendant on duty or other designated individual before each climb session.
  • DO NOT use hangers for holds; you could seriously damage your fingers if you fall.
  • DO NOT climb directly above or below other climbers on the wall.
  • Climbers should never climb over, behind, or around the side of the wall structure.
  • Observe and practice safe climbing techniques. Dangerous or unsafe behavior will result in suspension of climbing privileges.
  • Cell phones and any technology used for listening to music are prohibited while actively climbing or belaying.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the climbing area or gym with the exception of water.
  • Observers, non-climbers and climbing gear are not to be on the landing surface (black & blue mats).
  • Climbing Wall Attendants have the right and responsibility to stop participants from climbing or belaying if they do not abide by these rules or if equipment does not fit properly or is not in proper working order.