Texas Tech University




Climbing Wall General Information 

Enjoy the natural elements inside the comfort of the Rec Center! The Climbing Center offers University Recreation members the opportunity to rock climb year round indoors while hanging high. The Climbing Center has over 4,000 sq ft of climbing, a 2015 boulder expansion, two-full length cracks, 10-foot roof section, 16 top-rope stations, 15 lead lines, and climbing routes for the beginner to the advanced climber. The Climbing Center offers open recreation, instructional clinics, movement workshops, and is also available for group rental. Harnesses, climbing shoes, and other equipment are all available to participants. Come try this exciting activity and find a great place to have fun and meet new people!

Download the Climbing Wall waiver

Belay Fundamentals Class & Belay Test-out Option

Earn your skills verification and you are ready to belay on your own!

We have two options for Belay Certification: Taking the Belay Fundamentals Class or the Test-Out Option. If you are new to climbing, please take the class. The Test-out Option is recommended for re-certification and those with expansive prior knowledge.

Class Offerings:
Offered Monday through Thursday from 5:30 - 7:00 pm during the school year.
During the Summer, classes will be offered as needed. Please talk with the staff during open hours.

Skills verification fee is $10 for both the class and test-out option.

All registration is completed online. For our registration website, please click here.


Okay, a 53-foot wall can be intimidating, but getting started is easier than you think. All year long our staff will help you tackle the rock. Come by the Climbing Wall and ask to climb. Our staff will get you on the wall.

Auto belay Orientation

Open Bouldering

You will be able to boulder on the rock wall whenever the Rec is open!


  • Must be fundamentals certified prior to utilizing the rock wall during non-open hours

Equipment Rental

Item Cost
Harness Free
Helmet Free
Belay Equipment Free (Climbing participants are not allowed to use personal belay devices)
Climbing Shoes $2.00

Group Rental

The Climbing Center provides instructors, equipment, and supervised climbing so that everyone including first-time climbers can enjoy the adventure. Group reservations of 15 or more people can be made outside of regular climbing wall hours while the Recreation Center is open including weekends. Group reservation fees start at $150 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. 

    • Student Organizations
    • Birthday Parties
    • Boy Scout/Girl Scout Troops
    • School Parties
    • Fraternity/Sorority Events
    • Sports Teams
    • Company or Church Outings

Reservation inqueries should call the OPC at 806-742-2949.