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!
The Climbing Wall is operating at a reduced capacity, reduced hours, and with changes to our standard procedures with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our staff and participants is the primary reason for our operational changes. Please read the information below to learn how you can climb at the OAC.
Climbers of all skill sets and abilities are welcome in the Outdoor Adventure Center. If a climber requires an adaptation to traditional climbing methods, please see a Campus Rec employee prior to climbing.
Failure to follow or adhere to the above guidelines and/or the direction of Campus Recreation staff may result in disciplinary action.
At this time, guests are not 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 “Learn to Climb” clinic.
For the Spring 2021 semester, we are offering a free “Learn to Climb” clinic. This clinic will cover the equipment used in climbing and how to belay a climber. For the health and safety of our participants, our clinics are limited to two participants per class. To participate in a clinic, please register at recreation.towson.edu.
Please note: It is imperative that clinics start on time. For this reason, participants who are more than 5 minutes late will not be able to participate in the clinic and recorded as a ‘no show’. Participants who register for a clinic but do not show up will be documented. Participants who register for a clinic and do not show up on time or at all will not be penalized until their second “no-show”. After the second missed clinic, that participant will no longer be able to register for a clinic for the Spring 2021 semester.
No, we do not allow bouldering at our facility.
At this time, lead climbing is not 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. Please indicate that you will need adaptive climbing assistance on the reservation form when you register to climb.
At this time, groups are not permitted to reserve times to climb.