What to Expect

Who Can Use the Climbing Wall?

Using the Climbing Wall

  • All Northern Arizona University students, Campus Recreation members, and member guests may access the climbing wall free of charge during open climb hours.
  • You can purchase a non-member pass at the front desk of the Recreation Center when sponsored by a member.
  • Participation in clinics and programs such as family day, as well as climbing competitions is available to HLC non-members without sponsorship. 
  • Anyone may rent the climbing wall for a private event.
First Time Visiting our Wall? Learn More!

 First-Time Visitors

 We encourage Northern Arizona University students, staff, faculty, and community with all levels of climbing experience and ability to drop by the wall during open hours. No appointment is necessary, but allow yourself at least 40 minutes for your first visit.

Simply check in at the desk by the climbing wall where our friendly staff will:

  • give you a blank Liability Waiver to complete.  It is mandatory that we have a complete form for each individual who enters the climbing area.  Minors will need to provide a form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • provide you with a facility orientation
  • teach you how to check out and use climbing gear
  • provide information on how to continue with the sport of climbing
When Can I Climb?

Open Climb Hours

    • Monday and Wednesday
      • 11am-1pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday
      • 11:30am-1:30pm
    • Monday – Friday
      • 3:30pm-9pm
    • Saturday and Sunday
      • 11am-3pm
What Should I Bring?


We provide climbers with harnesses, shoes, ropes, and belay devices (if you are certified to use them) free of charge.

If you are borrowing shoes, please bring socks. They are required.

You are welcome to bring and use your own shoes, harnesses, belay devices, and chalk bags. However, staff have the authority to deem gear inappropriate for use at the climbing wall.

For more information or to reserve the climbing wall, please contact Campus Recreation at 928-523-1733 or e-mail