Calvin Climbing Center (The Rock Wall)

Basic information

  • Today's hours: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex (Map)
  • Department(s):
  • Phone: (616) 526-7541
  • Email: rmw3@calvin.edu

Calvin's Climbing Center, also known as "the rock wall," is in the lobby of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex. It's modeled after the Red River Gorge in Kentucky and has over 50 routes that change weekly.

You don't need to have rock climbing experience to use the Climbing Center! There are paths that range from beginner to advanced-level. Calvin provides harnesses and climbing shoes, and you have the opportunity to become belay certified. You can use the wall during regular open hours, or take a rock climbing class for a PE credit.

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Quick Facts
  • 40+

    routes designed for all abilities

  • 16

    Hanging ropes

  • 8

    "splitter" cracks

Hours

Monday3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (women only)
Tuesday3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday3:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (fac/staff/family); 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
SundayClosed

Summer hours (June 3-August 28)

  • Tuesday: 4:00-7:00 p.m. open climbing
  • Wednesday: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. open climbing
  • Thursday: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. open climbing

Yearly closures

  • Fall staff training
  • Fall advising weekend
  • Fall semester exam week
  • Christmas break
  • Interim break
  • Winter staff training
  • Spring break
  • Spring advising weekend
  • Spring exam week 

Parking

Please park in lot 6 just west of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse complex. (parking map)

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Questions/contact

Ryan Rooks

Campus Recreation Coordinator
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