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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. 

Fall 2019 Open Recreation Climbing Wall Hours

The Climbing Wall will be closed from 10/16/19 through 10/27/19 while we prepare for the Halloween Climbing Competition on 10/25/19. The wall will be returning to normal hours of operation on 10/28/19.

Monday - Thursday: 4 – 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 3 – 7 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Other times may be available upon request. Summer and winter break times are negotiable. Email RecReservations@ohio.edu for special requests.

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Halloween Climbing Competition 

October 25, 3 p.m.–7 p.m.  |  $20

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced divisions.

Wear your Halloween costume and come for an afternoon of climbing, food, and prizes! 


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