Texas Tech University


Outdoor Pursuits Center

OPC Rental Shop, Bike Shop, and Wall Information

OPC bike Have a question? You can call us at 806-742-2949, or email david.young@ttu.edu

Rental Shop and Bike Shop Hours

Monday | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday| 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

The OPC has online equipment reservations or you can come into the Rental Shop during open hours. 

OPC Rental Shop Online Reservation

The OPC Bike Shop is located in the Rental Shop and is open the same hours as the Rental Shop.  If your bike needs to be worked on, Check the open hours, drop it off at the Outdoor Pursuits Center and we will fix it and call you when we are finished.  Typical turnaround time is 2 to 3 days, but can be longer depending on demand. 

Climbing Wall Hours for Fall 2020

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 4:00pm - 8:30pm

Friday and Sunday - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday reservation times for the climbing wall 

1. 4:00pm - 5:30pm

2. 5:30pm - 7:00pm

3. 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Friday and Sunday reservation times for the climbing wall

1. 4:00pm - 5:30pm

2. 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Reserve your Climbing Wall time Online Here

Bouldering/Climbing Wall Rules and Policies 

• Due to Covid 19 precautions facility access to the TTU Student Recreation Center require advance registration.
• Climbing wall access is currently open to bouldering, and specific Roped climbing.  Many ropes are currently closed due to the difficulty of cleaning technical equipment and difficulties in maintaining social distance.
• Climbers are encouraged to register for a time slot to access climbing space through register.recsports.ttu.edu. Your reservation grants you access into the climbing wall space.
• Upon arrival at the facility, please enter through the North ID entrance to allow staff to check you in. You will use your ID Card to enter the facility. Proceed to the climbing wall where you will be asked to wash your hands, verify your reservation, and check your waiver status.
• First-come first-served spots will be available if there are unclaimed reservations 15 minutes after the reservation time starts.
• Climbers may be asked to leave the climbing wall area at the end of their reservation time slot due to capacity issues and to allow staff to prepare for the next group entering the facility.
• The climbing wall is divided into designated sections. It is strongly encouraged that there be 4 or fewer people in each section and they keep a 6-foot social distancing space.

 

Addition Facility Rules and Policies

• Shoes must be worn at the climbing wall at all times. Socks do count!
• No food or drinks, other than water, are allowed at the climbing wall at any time.
• Do not top out on the bouldering wall.
• Do not boulder above the bouldering line designated by black climber symbols.
• All climbing including bouldering, top-roping and auto-belay use are prohibited outside of climbing wall operating hours.
• Blood on the wall requires climbers to stay off of the contaminated area until staff can safely remove the hazard.
• Climbing shoe rental is $2.00 per visit. All other gear provided is free. 

Waivers

• Climbers must have an active recreation center waiver on file in addition to a signed a climbing wall waiver. Waiver will be verified upon check in by R# or ID.
• All verified climbers must sign in at the climbing wall desk before climbing.
• You must be at least five years old to climb.
• You must be at least thirteen years old to receive belay certification.
• If you are under sixteen years old, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. If a parent is not climbing the reservation can be made for the dependent and the parent can come as a chaperon.
• If you are under eighteen years old, you must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver before climbing. Older siblings do not count as guardians.