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Learn to Climb/Climb Safe Clinics

Learn the skills necessary to safely take your indoor climbing outdoors. Take each one once, or multiple times.

All clinics are free and offered every Monday and last about 2 hours.

Climbing Movement & Technique
Jan 13, 27, Feb 17, Mar 24, Apr 21

Do you layback? Stem? Mantle? What are you doing with your hips? How is your climbing posture? Improve your climbing ability, climb harder and longer by learning proper technique. Geared towards people new to climbing through the intermediate climber wanting to climb harder.

Cost: FREE!
Time: 7pm
No experience needed; includes equipment.
Every Third Monday

Sport Anchor Building & Cleaning

Feb 3, Apr 7

On many cliffs, you must climb up to the anchor, bringing the rope behind you, rather than always having the rope above you in top rope configuration. Learn how use a sport anchor to take your climbing a step further.

Cost: FREE!
Time: 7pm
Some climbing experience needed; includes equipment.
Every First Monday

Cleaning & Rappelling 
Feb 10, Mar 17, Apr 14 

Once you know how to build a sport anchor and lead, you need to know how to get down without leaving gear behind. This two hour, hands on clinic teaches several methods for removing equipment safetly from the anchor and then how to slide down the rope. You want to know how to do this right.

Cost: FREE!
Time: 7pm
Some experience needed, such as belay clinic; includes equipment.
Every Fourth Monday

Top Rope Anchor Building
Jan 27, Feb 24, Apr 28, 

The best & cheapest way to start climbing outside is with a top rope anchor configuration. This anchor configuration secures your rope above you as you climb; failure of this anchor is not an option.  Under the expert instruction of our climbing staff, learn how to safely, easily and confidently make a top rope anchor.

Cost: FREE!
Time: 7pm
Some experience needed, such as belay clinic; includes equipment.
Every Fourth Monday

Climb Safe Clinics - Learn to Belay

A belay workshop and belay test is required to become a belay checked-out climber.  The belay workshop teaches the skills required to belay, which is the process of controlling the climber's rope. The belay certification/test is free and a score of 100% is needed to pass. 

Belay checked-out climbers may use their own climbing harness and may belay other climbers. However belay checked climbers may not allow beginners to belay. Climbers who already know how to belay only need to take the free belay test. 

Dates & Times:

Wed & Th (weekly), 7pm. Each clinic lasts ~1.5 hours with practice time built in.

Belay tests may be taken anytime the wall is open.

"I have loved learning to climb here! The staff and regulars are kind and supportive in my progress. I'll be back for more!"

     -Michelle, 21

About the Climbing Wall

The Adventure Program Climbing Wall, located in the Student Recreation Center, offers climbing for all levels, with climbing terrain ranging from vertical to overhanging in a space of 27 feet high by 30 feet wide. 

With our friendly and experienced staff creating a social atmosphere, the climbing wall is an ideal place to 'hang' with other people.

No prior climbing experience is required; our staff provide tips, hints and encouragement. Come alone and meet new people or come with your friends.

The wall is free to use for ECU students, and members of Campus Recreation & Wellness. It is available for groups to reserve on a limited, advanced notice basis.

Wall Fees
Wall Usage: FREE!
Harness: FREE!
Staff Belayer: FREE!
Climbing Shoes: FREE!

Belay Certification/Test: FREE!
Time: available during wall hours

5,433 climbers 2012-13

5,510 climbers 2011-12

4,122 climbers 2010-11

2,996 climbers 2009-10

2,200 climbers 2008-09

Busiest hours: ~3:45-7:45pm
Spring Hours*
Climbing Wall

M - Th: 3PM - 9PM
F: 1PM - 6PM
Sat: 2PM-7PM*
Sun: Closed

*Jan. 13 - May 8

Contact Information
P: 252-328-1577