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Student scaling Calvin's climbing wall


Hours of Operation

Fall*, Interim & Spring Semester Hours**

Monday 3:30-5:30pm Open Climbing
7-9pm Women's Open Climbing
Tuesday 3:30-5:30pm Open Climbing
7:00-9:00pm Open Climbing & Group Climbing
Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm Open Climbing
7:00-9:00pm Open Climbing & Lead Climbing
Thursday 3:30-5:30pm Open Climbing
7:00-9:00pm Open Climbing & Group Climbing
Friday 3:00-6:00pm Open Climbing
7:00-9:00pm Open Climbing & Group Climbing
Saturday 10:00-5:00pm Open Climbing
10:00-12:00pm Family Climbing
Sunday 1:00-4:00pm (Nov-Mar)

Sign up at the Climbing Center for all courses. Courses are 5 weeks long and cost $10.

Summer Hours June 3 - August 28

Tuesday 4:00-7:00pm Open Climbing
Wednesday 4:00-7:00pm Open Climbing
Thursday 4:00-7:00pm Open Climbing

Calvin Climbing Center Closures

Fall Staff Training Christmas Break Spring Break
Fall Advising
Interim Break Spring Advising Weekend
Fall Semester
Exam Week
Winter Staff
Spring Exam Week

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OUTSIDE GROUPS, CHURCHES, AND ALL NON-STUDENTS:  Due to liability issues regarding the Calvin Climbing Center, the facility is only open to faculty, staff, and students with current Calvin ID’s. All people entering the Spoelhof Complex are required to display current Calvin ID.

Wall Cam

The Climbing Wall Webcam
A LIVE webcam feed showcasing the climbing wall

About the Climbing Center

The climbing wall, equipment, and instruction is FREE to all Calvin students, faculty and staff.

All climbers must complete the online Calvin Climbing Waiver

All groups, floors, or events MUST reserve the wall by contacting Calvin Campus Events at

  • 38'H x 80'W climbing wall
  • A beautiful simulated rock freeform surface inspired by Red River Gorge in Kentucky
  • 16 hanging ropes
  • 8 “splitter” cracks
  •  over 40 routes designed for all abilities from 5.4 – 5.13
  • A 50’ diameter boulder
  • Designated instructional times
  • Designated women only times
  • Designated lead climbing times
  • Designated faculty/staff and family climbing times
  • Designated organized group times
  • Highly trained instructional staff!


If you have questions, comments, or are interested in employment at the Calvin Climbing Center, please contact Ryan Rooks at