Indoor Climbing Wall

 

Coming this Fall:

TruBlue Auto Belay Devices!!

 
Image courtesy of Headrush Technologies
 
We're excited to introduce TruBlue Auto Belay Devices this Fall!
 
These devices will allow you to climb even if you can't find a belay partner, and are also great for training sessions.
 
Please note that an auto belay certification is required in order to use these. If you already have a UAF climbing wall certification, all you need to do is set up a time with us and we will get you a new card that reflects the auto belay certification. 
 
For more information about TruBlue Auto Belay Devices click here.
 

 
 
Wall monitors:
 
This Fall semester we are introducing staffed hours at the wall!
Monday through Friday from 4 - 8pm there will be a wall monitor at the climbing wall to help belay, teach belay classes at 4 and 6pm, answer any questions, and enforce rules. 
We will be checking belay certification cards, so make sure you have one and that it is current! See below if you want to register for a class.
 
Don't worry, the wall will still be open outside the staffed hours.
 
  

 


Climbing Wall Safety Orientation - Required for ALL climbing wall participants!

We offer classes every Monday through Friday at 4 and 6 pm* during the Fall and Spring Semesters  -- Call 474-5886 or 474-6027 to sign up! You can also register at Mydraw.

Cost is $10 per person. You must register in advance as Space is limited and classes fill up fast! Individuals must be 14 or older to become belay certified, but any age can be certified to climb.

Private certification classes can be scheduled by contacting Christian Mogensen at cgmogensen@alaska.edu. The cost for a private belay certification class is $20 per person.

Reminder that Climbing & Belay Certification cards expire after 1 year!  Recerts are FREE.  Bring in your old card to waive the cost of the class.

 *Orientation starts promptly.  Late comers will be asked to join a different class. The class is about an hour-and-a-half long. 


 Lead Climbing

Lead climbing will be allowed ONLY for students enrolled in one of our academic climbing classes during class. Lead climbing is not currently offered outside of these classes; however, we hope to offer a lead night program in the near future. Stay tuned!


High usage times to be aware of:

The wall is OPEN during these times and there are usually open ropes and ample bouldering area. This schedule is for during the school year.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays in the Spring and Fall semesters from 8am to 1pm our Rec Climbing Classes are in session.
  • Mondays through Fridays at 4pm and 6pm are Climbing Wall Safety Orientation Classes.
  • During wall rentals, the renting party will have priority of the wall. These times will be scheduled, as best as possible, outside of busy climbing times.
During summer Outdoor Adventures and the SRC run youth camps from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. These are the times that the kids are scheduled to be at the climbing wall. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please plan your climbing sessions accordingly.
 
 

Day Use Prices

Free to SRC members with polar express card

$7 for UAF Affiliated (Student, Staff and Faculty)

$10 for Alumni and Public


 Equipment

Equipment is available at the SRC front desk. Climbing shoes are available to rent for free for the indoor and outdoor UAF climbing walls and $5 for use elsewhere. Climbing Harnesses are available with Polar Express card and Belay Certification card.

All climbers MUST display a current belay certification card from harness or chalk bag to climb on the Indoor Wall. If you do not have a current belay certification you will be asked to leave the climbing wall, and register for a climbing wall safety orientation class, or schedule a re-certification. Any continued violation will result in being banned from using the climbing wall.


 

For more information contact:

Christian Mogensen
Assistant Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures
cgmogensen@alaska.edu
(907) 474-6027

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