The Climbing Wall
The climbing wall, located in the Kline Center, offers a 25-foot top rope wall as well as a bouldering wall. The hours vary per semester but currently the wall has open hours four days a week to students, faculty, and staff, along with additional hours for special events. The wall is a great resource for the Dickinson community that allows for exercise, group bonding, and a chance to meet other climbers on campus! There is no experience necessary and lots of people start climbing for the first time at the wall!
Spring 2017 Hours
Spring Climbing Competition
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 7th, more information to come. All climbing abilities are welcome and we'll have divisions for beginner and experinced climbers! Food, fun, comraderie, mini-contests and prizes. Drop-in anytime between 11-2PM to climb or stay for the whole time! The wall will be closed Friday, 2/24 to prepare for the competition.
Climbing at the Wall
Student rock wall monitors facilitate open hours. All monitors are AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor certified and are happy to show you the ropes! On your first visit to the wall you will have a short orientation to the wall and take a belay test if you intend to top rope. If you’ve never belayed before wall monitors are happy to teach a belay lesson with no pre-registration required! Shoes, harnesses, and belay devices are all available at the wall for those who don’t have their own gear!
Opportunities for Groups
Do you have a group of students, faculty, and/or staff that would benefit from an interactive team building experience? Consider moving a department or club meeting to the rock wall. We offer programs that will facilitate group development in a experiential and fun environment. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this opportunity, and we will connect with you to tailor a program to meet your needs.
Interested in working as a rock wall monitor? We hire student rock wall monitors in April for the fall semester and in November for the spring semester. Please contact email@example.com for an application.
The main tasks of the rock wall monitor is to maintain a safe environment during rock wall open hours, take care of the equipment, and provide belay certification courses for climbers new to the Dickinson rock wall.