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Indoor Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall:

  • 33 feet high
  • 3 lanes wide
  • Routes are changed throughout the semester
  • Routes range from beginner to advanced

Bouldering Wall:

  • 10 feet high
  • 3 crash pads available
  • Routes range from beginner to advanced

Please email the climbing wall coordinator or call 706-864-1622 with any questions, comments or suggestions.

General Policies

  • The University of North Georgia (UNG) climbing wall is available for use by members and guests of the Recreation Center.
  • There is no additional charge for climbing.
  • Patrons may only climb when the wall is open and must sign-in with the climbing wall staff before they begin to climb.
  • All climbers must respect gear, ropes, and other climbers at all times.
  • Helmet use is recommended. Helmets are available at no charge.
    • Participants may choose to assume the risks associated with not wearing a helmet and have stated that this is understood with a signature on the Climbing Wall Use Agreement.
  • Climbers may have an unlimited number of attempts to climb, but must rotate with waiting patrons.
  • Climbers should not make contact with the windows, window sills, railing, or suspended lights.
  • Only the climbing wall staff and persons with current belay certifications from the UNG Recreational Sports Department may belay at the climbing wall.
  • The metal bolt hangers and metal equipment on the wall should never be used as a hold or touched.
  • All problems such as loose holds, rope problems, accidents, etc. should be reported to and handled by the climbing wall staff.
  • Only climbing wall staff may change holds, routes, or gear on the wall and boulder.
  • Refusal to follow the climbing wall policies or safety instruction of the climbing wall staff may result in being banned from usage of the climbing wall.


  • All climbers must wear a shirt and proper shoes while climbing/bouldering.
    • Banned: Vibram soled shoes, water shoes, any open-toed shoes, bare feet, street shoes, hiking boots, and military boots.
    • Only climbing shoes and athletic/tennis shoes are allowed on the wall.
  • All shirts should be tucked into harnesses.
  • Long hair should be tied back.
  • No necklaces, bracelets, or other jewelry that may get caught on the wall or in the belay devices may be worn in the climbing area.


  • Harnesses, helmets, ropes, and all hardware are provided at the climbing wall.
  • No gear belonging to UNG should leave the climbing wall area.
  • Participants must use UNG hardware.
  • Only ATC style belay devices may be used to belay participants.
  • Personal climbing equipment is not allowed except for shoes, harnesses, and chalk bags (only liquid or ball chalk may be used.)
    • All personal equipment is subject to inspection by the climbing wall staff.
    • Climbing wall staff may refuse to allow personal equipment for safety reasons.


  • When bouldering, no body parts besides hands are allowed on the top of the boulder.
  • Spotting is strongly recommended especially when feet are higher than hips.
  • Use of a crash pad is required when bouldering.

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