The Boise State Climbing Gym has something for everyone, no matter what your experience. All are welcome!
Just walk in and our knowledgeable and experienced staff will give you all the necessary information and equipment to get started. No prior skills or knowledge is necessary to climb in our facility.
We offer basic clinics, lead clinics, custom programs, family climbing hours, and special events.
- Check-in with staff before climbing
- Maintain 6 feet distance
- Wear face covering at all times
- Keep personal items outside the climbing area
- TWO people per ZONE
- TEN max Occupancy in the Climbing Area (Top rope and Bouldering Cave)
- Use hand sanitizer or wash hands frequently (before and after climbs)
- Remember: Do not touch your face, eat/drink, or touch other patrons in the climbing area
Climb to New Heights
We offer free Intro to Climbing classes each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during the Fall and Spring semesters to ensure all climbers can utilize the gym and have access to proper instruction. We will teach you parts and pieces of gear, figure 8 follow through knot, how to belay, communication, and how to keep safety a top priority in the Climbing Gym.
Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (Fall and Spring Semesters)
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Belay & Lead Certification Assessments
Those who would like to Belay or Lead Climb in the climbing gym need to pass an annual skills assessment test. This test ensures our patrons know how to communicate, understand risk, and keep the gym a safe and controlled environment. Tests are given daily, check in with the staff to get all the details before taking the test.
Time: During open roped hours
Expires: 1 year
Lead Climbing Clinic
This clinic teaches the basics of lead sport climbing in our gym. We will cover parts and pieces of gear, clipping, belaying, falls, and communication.
*During Fall and Spring Semesters
*Must have current Belay Certification.
*Previous climbing experience needed; comfortable climbing (no falls) on a 5.9 route.
Lead Clinic Schedule