Duke’s indoor climbing wall provides exceptional climbing for all skill levels with routes ranging from 5.5-5.12. The wall is located in Wilson Recreation Center on West Campus. The wall stands 32 feet tall with 11 ropes and over 1400 square feet of climbing. It includes features such as slabs, overhangs, arêtes, and cracks.
Wall members enjoy access to free belay classes, a variety of special events each semester, and discounted registration fees for our annual climbing competition. For groups of up to 30 people, we offer customized experiences including teambuilding activities and/or basic climbing instruction.
2014-2015 Academic Year Climbing Wall Operating Hours
Climbing Wall Membership Options
|Full Year Membership (Fall, Spring, & Summer)||$45|
Fall 2014 Climbing Wall Important Dates
The Climbing Wall will close early on Tuesday, December 2nd, and will be open from 4:00pm-8:00pm.
|September 2||Climbing Wall Opens|
|October 12-14||CLOSED – Fall Break|
|October 27-31||CLOSED – Crimpin’ Crazies Prep|
|November 1||Open Competition – Crimpin’ Crazies|
|November 2||Collegiate Competition – Crimpin’ Crazies|
|November 25-28||CLOSED – Thanksgiving Break|
|December 7-8||CLOSED – Reading Period|
|December 13-January 6||CLOSED – End of Semester Closing|
The climbing wall will be open on reduced hours (5-8pm) December 9th-12th.
Introductory Belay Clinics – $25 to participate. Visit the Wilson Climbing Wall to register.
Introductory Belay Clinic Dates: Beginning September 8th
- Monday: 12:30 – 2:30
- Tuesday: 1:30 – 3:30
- Wednesday: 1:30 – 3:30
- Thursday: 12:00 – 2:00
- Friday: 12:30 – 2:30
- Saturday: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Lead Clinics – Select Sundays: 1pm – 4pm | $15 to participate. Visit the Wilson Climbing Wall to register.
Lead Clinic Dates:
- October 5th
- November 9th
- November 30th