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!

Spring 2023 Climbing Wall Hours

Monday-Thursday 5-10 p.m.
Friday-Sunday 3-7 p.m.

Climbing Wall will be closed February 16 - 25 for the Rockstars Climbing Competition and preparation.

Please contact the OP Desk at 704-597-2154, during the hours listed above or with any questions or concerns!

Events and Programming

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. 

Lead Nights - Every Tuesday from 6-9 PM, climbers can come in and lead climb! If you are interested in learning how to lead climb, you can set up a private lesson by contacting

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

Reserve the Climbing Wall