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Emory Rock Climbing Arena

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The climbing wall was completely renovated in March 1997 to be textured to feel like real stone and provide a larger indoor climbing arena. The arena includes a variety of challenges including corners and overhangs. The climbing arena is located on the 1st floor of the George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center adjacent to the basketball arena.

Due to inclement weather and the University's closing, the Rock Climbing Arena will be closed Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

The Rock Climbing Arena will also be closed Thursday, February 13, 2014 and Friday, February 14, 2014 due to UAA Swimming Championships

Spring 2014 Climbing Wall Hours

January 26 -  April 25, 2014*

Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CLOSED: Spring Break (March 7 - 16, 2014)

*Sundays Open for Belay Certification Courses only - Please sign up at the Climbing Wall during operating hours*

Climbing Wall Rules

  • All belayers must hold a current belay certification through Play Emory and are required to check-in with a valid ID upon entrance to the climbing arena.
  • Non-marking, closed toed, athletic or climbing shoes only. No barefoot climbing.
  • Secure loose jewelry/glasses and remove all objects from pockets before climbing.
  • No food, drink, or gum/candy is allowed in the climbing wall area.
  • All personal equipment must be approved by the climbing wall staff.
  • Climbing in the climbing wall area outside of regular hours is prohibited.
  • Please be courteous and respectful to other participants.
  • Climb safely and have fun!