The Climbing Wall offers 3,500 square feet of climbing to students, faculty and staff of any skill or experience level.
The Climbing Wall is found in the heart of the Outdoor Adventure Center, which can be accessed by entering Burdick Hall through the main entrance.
Campus Recreation members of all skill levels are welcome to use the Climbing Wall. The OAC staff possess the knowledge and skills to help first-time and seasoned climbers alike. The Climbing Wall is able to accommodate individuals with hearing, sight, or mobility impairments – please let the OAC staff know what they can do to help make your experience great!
Climbers and belayers of all skill sets and abilities are welcome in the Outdoor Adventure Center. If a climber or belayer requires an adaptation to traditional climbing methods, please see a Campus Rec employee prior to climbing or belaying.
Failure to follow or adhere to the above guidelines and/or the direction of Campus Recreation staff may result in disciplinary action.
This clinic is great for intermediate climbers seeking a new challenge with their
climbing! Participants will learn the basics of lead climbing, including: how to clip
in, how to lead belay, and how to take a lead fall. At the end of the clinic, participants
will be able to mock lead (lead climb with a top rope backup) in the OAC. Lead climbing
is a skill which takes time to practice. For this reason, participants must possess
a Top Rope Belay Endorsement at the OAC and be able to clean a 5.9.
Clinics are held on September 30th, October 28th, and December 2nd from 2pm-4pm. Register at recreation.towson.edu.
Registration closes one hour before the clinic begins.
This clinic is great for beginner climbers. No experience is necessary! Participants will learn the basics for climbing, including:
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays (Starting Sept. 12)
Time: Mondays at 6 p.m. | Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Location: Outdoor Adventure Center (Burdick Hall)
Cost: $10 for students | $12.50 for Faculty/Staff
View our Climbing Wall hours.
Yes, guests are permitted in our facility.
Top rope belaying is permitted in our facility. All belayers must possess a TU-issued Top Rope Belay Endorsement in order to top rope belay at the Climbing Wall. To obtain a TU-issued Top Rope Belay Endorsement, belayers must successfully complete a Skills Check with a staff member. Participants who are new to belaying or do not know how to belay may participate in the free “Top Rope Belay” clinic.
No, we do not allow bouldering at our facility.
Yes, lead climbing is permitted.
The Outdoor Adventure Center welcomes climbers of all abilities and skill levels. We have equipment that can suit every climber of every body type.
Groups may request to reserve a time to climb by completing the Teambuilding Program Request Form.