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The OAP Climbing Center contains three distinct climbing structures consisting of a 35’ high top rope wall, a 15’ bouldering wall, and a 35’ high lead climbing/drytooling pillar. The total square footage of climbable surface is 2500.
Top Rope Wall
Lead Climbing/Drytooling Pillar
The EOU Climbing Center is located at the Fieldhouse off G. Ave., to the east of Community Stadium and to the south of the residence halls. Free parking is located in the Community Stadium parking lot to the west of the Fieldhouse off 6th Street and G. Ave. Parking is also available on the east side of the Fieldhouse.
The Climbing Center is open to community members, students, faculty, and staff. Climbing shoes and harness rentals are included in daily rates and 30-day, 90-day, and annual passes.
Prices are as follows:
*Must have a current student ID
*Alumni receive a 15% discount off community member rates
The climbing center is available for groups and individuals to rent for special events like birthday parties, school functions, etc. We offer a discount to school groups and other non-profit educational organizations. Climbing shoe and harness rental is included in the group pricing. Go to https://eououtdoor.youcanbook.me to make a group or private party reservation.
Private Groups < 10 persons = $100/hr
Private Groups > 10 persons = $125/hr
School or Non-profit Groups = $75/hr
All participants must pass a basic safety check and complete an activity waiver form before climbing. OAP staff have the authority to refuse service and seek the removal any individual from the premises who demonstrates unsafe behavior or refuses to comply with the following guidelines.
The following supervision limits and guidelines for youth climbing will be strictly enforced:
Children under 8 must always be under direct supervision by a certified adult (within arm’s reach).
This two-hour clinic is required for anyone (age 16 or older) belaying a climber at our facility. This class teaches the basics of top rope climbing and belaying including safety checks, tying in with the figure-8 knot, and climbing commands (No experience necessary). Participants will be able to take the belay certification exam at the end of the clinic.
Basic Climbing Clinic: Mondays, 6-8pm
To register for a clinic visit – Basic Climbing Clinic Registration
$10 for students/employees
$15 for community members
Lead Climbing Clinic
This clinic consists of a two-hour session and teaches the basics of lead climbing and belaying. Participants will learn the skills necessary to lead indoor sport routes, properly belay lead climbers, and give you confidence to lead climb outdoors. (You must have already passed the belay test to take this clinic). Participants must be 16 or older.
Lead Climbing Clinic: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
To register for a clinic visit – Lead Climbing/Belay Clinic Registration
$20 for students/employees
$35 for community members