Climbing Wall Hours

Fall and Spring Semester

Open Climb
  • Monday - Friday 
    • 11am - 1pm
    • 3:30pm - 9pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 
    • 11am-3pm
*Morning (AM) hours are reserved for boulders and certified belay top rope climbers. New climbers are welcome and will be accommodated if the wall staff are not too busy.
NAU Employee Open Climb
  • Monday - Friday 11am-1pm
Belay Clinics
Monday 1:30-3:30pm
Wednesday 7-9pm
To belay someone in climbing is to control the slack in a life supporting rope with the aid of a friction device. While participating in this clinic you will not only learn to belay using the PBUS method, but also how to conduct a basic gear inspection, properly fit and use a climbing harness, tie a figure eight follow through knot and load and use two different belay devices; tube style and Gri Gri.
Register at the Campus Recreation Services Desk.
Registration closes 2 hours prior to the clinic time.
Cost: $5.00
Location: NAU Climbing Wall 

Welcome Week Events 

Trendy Traverse

Date: August 29, 2013
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Location: NAU Climbing Wall 
Description: Love Climbing? Have a great taste for fashion? Well if you answered "yes" to either question, then the Trendy Traverse is just the activity you need to get this semester off on the right foot. Whilst traversing (climbing sideways) on The Wall you will have to dress yourself in the finest wardrobe Flagstaff has to offer. Still confused?
Come on down to the Rec Center Climbing Wall on Thursday, August 29th and find out what the word "fun" really means.

Introduction to Bouldering 

Date: August 31, 2013
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: NAU Climbing Wall 
Description: Bouldering is a form of climbing in which climbers climb without ropes or harnesses to a maximum height of 12 feet in our facility. Bouldering problems are often more difficult than roped climbing routes and are an excellent way to build strength and endurance in climbing. During this two hour instructional clinic our instructors will introduce bouldering terminology the rating system, movement, spotting, and falling technique and allow time for guided practice. Class size is limited to 20 participants and the best part of all, IT'S FREE!!! No preregistration required.

Introduction to Climbing Technique

Date: September 2, 2013
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Location: NAU Climbing Wall 
Description: Start climbing or improve your climbing abilities by attending this two hour instructional clinic. Our staff will introduce basic climbing techniques such as balance, gripping, foot work and basic terminology and allow time for guided practice. Class size is limited to 20 participants and the best part of all, IT'S FREE!!! No preregistration required.

Belay Clinic

Date: September 3, 2013
Time: 7:30-9:00pm 
Location: NAU Climbing Wall 
Description: To belay someone in climbing is to control the slack in a life supporting rope with the aid of a friction device. While participating in this clinic you will not only learn to belay using the PBUS method, but also how to conduct a basic gear inspection, properly fit and use a climbing harness, tie a figure eight follow through knot and load and use two different belay devices; tube style and Gri Gri.