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Climbing Wall

Climbing wall

Located inside the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center, a 36-foot, double-sided climbing wall offers the perfect challenge for students, staff and community members looking to develop or improve their climbing skills or try climbing for the very first time!

We also have free shoes and harness rentals!

Masks are required for all students, members and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn during all activity. 

See the Presidential Health Directives for more details on OHIO’s masking policy. Employees, students, and visitors who are unable to wear a face covering due to a disability may request reasonable accommodations through the Office for University Accessibility.

Fall 2021 Climbing Wall Hours

**The climbing wall will be closed on 9/6/21 for Labor Day**

Monday: 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Tuesday: 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Wednesday: 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Thursday: 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Friday: 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Saturday: 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Please contact the OP Desk at 1(740)597-2154, during the hours listed above or outdoorpursuits@ohio.edu with any questions or concerns!

Events and Programming

Ladies Night - Every other Thursday from 6-8 PM, starting on October 7th. 

Our goal for Ladies Night is to create a welcoming environment for women to come together and feel supported, no matter their experience. This will be a space to form friendships, learn from each other, and empower one another! 

Belay Clinics - Excited about climbing and want to learn another skill? Come join us at our belay clinics! We will teach you the basic skills you need to belay safely with common belay devices, which is a necessary skill for all climbers. Having a belay certification will allow you to belay other climbers at our wall and give you a foundation that can help you as a climber!

Register for our belay clinics on RecShop. You may also register in person at the Member Services desk in Ping Center from 9AM- close. 

Climbing Wall Reservations

The Climbing Wall is available for group rental to Ohio University students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. Rental rates include climbing harnesses and shoes. Reservation requests for the climbing wall and challenge program must be received at least two weeks in advance. Requests put in less than two weeks in advance may not be honored.

Rental hours are available during Ping Center operating hours, which are subject to change over holidays and non-academic sessions. Rentals of the climbing wall are not available during recreational climbing hours:


Rates Per Hour

University Rate Non-University Rate
$45 per hour with 2 staff members $50 per hour with 2 staff members
$10 per hour for each additional staff member $10 per hour for each additional staff member