Rec Center

Climbing Wall & Bouldering Cave

Free
Try climbing anytime! No certification required. Bring your PantherCard – all equipment provided. PantherCard also needed to check out climbing shoes at the Equipment Desk. Please, no bags in the wall.

Bouldering Cave
The Bouldering Cave provides challenges to meet the needs of both beginning and experienced rock climbers in a no ropes bouldering format.

The cave has a variety of vertical and horizontal, overhanging terrain to challenge anyone. It is located in the Student Recreation Center, lower level, across from racquetball court four and adjacent to the climbing wall.

The cave is open during normal climbing wall hours. Users are asked to check in with the climbing wall attendant and are able to check out shoes.

Certification Clinics
Learn belay skills, policies and procedures in this two hour clinic. Then pass a written and practical test to be certified for one year. Register at the Outdoor Equipment Rental Center at least 24 hours in advance or in the wall when open.
Clinics:  Tuesdays, 7 – 9 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
One time cost:  $2, $4 & $6
Limit: 8 (minimum 2)

Certification Challenge
Experienced climbers may take the written and practical tests without going through the clinic. Pass all skills to be certified for one year. You must take the full certification clinic if you do not pass the tests. Challenges are by appointment only.
One time cost:  $2, $2 & $6

Certification Renewal
Renew your certification by demonstrating practical skills to the on duty climbing wall supervisor. Sign the Climbing Wall Agreement then you are set for another year. No cost!

Kids Climb
Children ages eight to 16 may use the climbing wall when supervised and belayed by a certified parent or guardian.

Lead Climbing
Experienced climbers may lead climb routes during normal hours. You must follow the designated lead route which is changed periodically by certified staff. Attend a Lead Climbing Certification Clinic to certify or challenge out. You must be belay certified for at least six months or prove significant experience. See climbing wall supervisor for details.

Policies

  • The climbing wall is available for use by currently certified Georgia State students and other certified members of the Student Recreation Center and their sponsored guests at no charge. Children between ages eight to 16 may use the climbing wall only when accompanied by a certified adult. Your PantherCard must be presented prior to each use.
  • Persons who belay must successfully complete a written and practical test and sign the Climbing Wall Belay Use Agreement. Certification is good for one year. There is no charge for re-certification.
  • All climbers must wear shirt and proper shoes while climbing & bouldering – climbing shoes, athletic shoes, water shoes and tennis shoes only on the wall – no street shoes or hiking boots. A limited supply of climbing shoes are available for use while on the wall.
  • No food is allowed in the climbing wall area. Only drinks in closed containers are allowed.
  • Personal equipment is not allowed in the climbing wall area except for shoes, harnesses, and chalk bags. The following is available: shoes, harnesses, helmets, ropes and all hardware. Use of helmets is recommended.
  • On the wall, when bouldering, no hands are allowed above the third panel & bouldering line. Bouldering is not ever allowed under a climber.
  • Only a figure eight follow through knot is to be used to tie into the belay rope. No gri-gris may be used for belay.
  • Proper verbal commands are required
  • Climbers should not make contact with the suspended lights in the room or the windows and window sills.
  • Loose chalk is not allowed. Climbers may use chalk balls or liquid chalk.
  • All problems should be reported to and handled by the on duty supervisor or instructor. Only on duty staff, instructors and route setters may change anything on the wall when the wall is closed.

Dailly Events

May
30
Mon
1:00 pm Memorial Day Bash @ Indian Creek Pool
Memorial Day Bash @ Indian Creek Pool
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Event Description: Come help us celebrate the opening of our beautiful outdoor pool for the summer! Food, games, inflatables andlog rolling will be free to members and their guests during the event. May 30 1-3… more »
Jun
2
Thu
all-day Whitewater 4 – day Canoe School
Whitewater 4 – day Canoe School
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day
This course is the most comprehensive, most constructive and most memorable whitewater canoeing around. Absolutely NO prior experience necessary. Canoeing and camping equipment is not provided due to regulations, but may be rented for the… more »
Jun
6
Mon
all-day Try Me Week – Instructional Clinics @ GSU Student Recreation Center
Try Me Week – Instructional Clinics @ GSU Student Recreation Center
Jun 6 – Jun 10 all-day
Event Description: Do you want to sign up for a clinic but you’re not sure which one? Come try one, two, or as many as you wouldlike for FREE during TRY ME Week.Visit ourInstructional Clinic… more »
Jun
13
Mon
all-day #STATEFIT @ GSU Student Recreation Center
#STATEFIT @ GSU Student Recreation Center
Jun 13 – Jun 30 all-day
Event Description: Interested to see how many steps you take in a day? Come sign up for our step challenge and see how far youcan go. Pedometers will be given out to the first 100… more »
Jun
25
Sat
8:00 pm Screen on the Green @ Indian Creek Pool
Screen on the Green @ Indian Creek Pool
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Event Description: Get the family out of the house and enjoy an evening of swimming and a movie on our event lawn. The pool willremain open until 8:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at… more »
Jun
30
Thu
11:30 am Lipids Don’t Lie – Free Choleste... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Lipids Don’t Lie – Free Choleste... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Event Description: Want to know where you stand on the cholesterol spectrum? Take a step into living a healthier life by becomingmore aware of your own health risks. FREE cholesterol screenings for the first 25… more »
4:30 pm Lipids Don’t Lie – Free Choleste... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Lipids Don’t Lie – Free Choleste... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Jun 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Event Description: Want to know where you stand on the cholesterol spectrum? Take a step into living a healthier life by becomingmore aware of your own health risks. FREE cholesterol screenings for the first 25… more »
Jul
28
Thu
12:00 pm Smart Summer Sundaes – Free Ice ... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Smart Summer Sundaes – Free Ice ... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Event Description: Come and learn how to enjoy an awesome ice cream treat the healthy way. There will be free ice cream for thefirst 50 participants! July 28 12 – 1 p.m. Student Recreation Center… more »

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