Indoor Climbing Wall

Wilson Recreation Center
330 Towerview Rd
Durham, NC 27708

Front Desk: 
(919) 684-0691


5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm

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The climbing wall stands 35 feet tall with 11 ropes and over 1400 square feet of climbing surface. With routes ranging from beginner to advanced there are plenty of opportunities for you to learn and progress your climbing skills. All equipment including climbing shoes, harnesses and belay devices are available for use at no cost.

Group Rentals: the climbing wall is available to rent for groups of up to 30 people. We can customize group experiences to include team building activities and/or basic climbing instruction. For more information contact

Contact with any questions.

Note on Indoor Climbing Wall Hours for Fall 2021

As we reopen the Indoor Climbing Wall after shutdown due to Covid-19, we are phasing our hours to help rebuild and train our staff. Review all Rec & P.E. facility hours here.




  • 35-foot wall with 11 ropes
  • Over 1400 square feet of climbing surface
  • Climbing shoes, harnesses and belay devices are available for use at no cost.

Climbing Instruction

  1. Belay Classes – FREE
    Our belay classes are an introduction to rock climbing. We’ll teach you how to use the equipment, how to belay with a standardized belay technique and ensure you have the knowledge needed to safely and effectively belay at our facility. After completing the course you may take a belay test with a staff member in order to earn a belay pass, which allows you to belay at our facility anytime during open hours
  2. Intro to Climbing Technique – $10 per person
    Designed for those who are looking to improve their climbing skills. Our instructors will evaluate your technique to provide feedback in order to climb with efficiency and improve your overall technique. We’ll present different drills or practices that you can incorporate into your climbing routine to take your climbing to the next level!
  3. Intro to Lead Climbing Workshop – $10 per person
  4. Designed for those climbers interested in learning a new style of climbing. Participants should be proficient at top-rope belaying and have the ability to climbing 5.9 without a fall.


  • The minimum age to climb at the wall is 6 years of age
  • The minimum age to obtain a belay pass is 15 years of age
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the climbing wall waiver
  • Climbers with interest in belaying must first pass our belay test. This test consists of proper knowledge and use of climbing communication, equipment, knots, PBUS belay technique, and lowering a climber.