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Student scaling Calvin's climbing wall

CALVIN CLIMBING CENTER

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 & Group Climbing
Thursday 3:30-5:30pm Open Climbing
7:00-9:00pm Open Climbing & Group Climbing
Friday 3:00-9:00pm Open Climbing
Saturday 12:00-5:00pm Open Climbing

* The Climbing Center will re-open on Tuesday September 6 at 3pm for normal climbing hours.

** Fall Semester(Labor Day – Fall Exams), Interim, and Spring Semester (Feb 1 – Spring Exams)


Summer Hours June 1 - August 29

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
Weekend
Interim Break Spring Advising Weekend
Fall Semester
Exam Week
Winter Staff
Training
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 events@calvin.edu


  • 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!

Questions?

If you have questions, comments, or are interested in employment at the Calvin Climbing Center, please contact Ryan Rooks at rmw3@calvin.edu.