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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!

Fall 2023 Climbing Wall Hours


3:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

4:00-7:00 p.m.

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. 

Womxn's Climb Night

Alternates every week between Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5-10 PM. This is a time reserved for womxn, non- binary, and non-male patrons!

Tuesday, September 12th
Thursday, September 21st
Tuesday, September 26th
Thursday, October 5th
Tuesday, October 10th
Thursday, October 19th
Thursday, November 2nd
Tuesday, November 7th
Thursday November 16th
Tuesday, November 28th
Thursday, December 7th

Lead Climb Night

Alternates every week between Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5-10 PM. Check RecShop for Intro to Lead Climbing Clinics! 

Thursday, September 14th
Tuesday, September 19th
Thursday, September 28th
Tuesday, October 3rd
Thursday, October 12th
Tuesday, October 17th
Thursday, November 9th
Tuesday, November 14th
Thursday, November 30th
Tuesday, December 5th

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 $75 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