Climbing Wall

For all facility hours and program and event dates, check out the Campus Recreation Calendar.


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Fall 2015 Climbing Wall Hours

Check back soon for Fall 2015 climbing hours!


Accessing the UNC Climbing Walls

Anyone wishing to climb at the UNC Climbing Walls must have a current UNC One Card and pass a Belay Test. Individuals who wish to take the Belay Test may take the Intro to Climbing Course, or sign up for the Belay Test Challenge. All Courses take place in Rams Head. Registration takes place in the Campus Recreation Main Office.

Equipment Rentals

Any climbing participant who would like to rent equipment during their participation in climbing activities at the climbing wall must purchase an equipment rental. Equipment can be rented individually, or participants can purchase an unlimited equipment rental card. Please visit the SRC Main Office to purchase an equipment rental.

Rental Prices

  • Boreal Equinox Climbing Shoes/Evolv Slipper - $3
  • Black Diamond Vario Harness - $2
  • Chalk Bag and Belt - $1
  • Belay Device and Locking Carabiner - $1

Rental Packages and Deals

  • Annual equipment Rental Card (purchased Fall 2014) - $50
  • Semester Equipment Rental Card (purchased following winter break for Spring 2015) - $30

All students who purchase an equipment rental card must bring proof of purchase receipt to the Rams Head Climbing Wall before renting equipment and will not be issued equipment until they are belay certified.

Climbing Programs & Classes

The SRC main office is now open for participants to register for Climbing Program Courses. If you have any questions, please contact Will Rickman ( or Jason Halsey ( Interested participants may also register online.


Introduction to Climbing Class

The Introduction to Climbing Class will provide a thorough orientation to the facility and some of the climbing programs offered at UNC. You will learn all the basic safety skills needed to pass our Belay Test required in order to climb at the UNC walls with the test being administered at the conclusion of the course. Pre-registration is required.

How to Register:





Visit the Campus Rec Main Office, located in the SRC, to pay with cash or One Card; click here to pay with credit card


Rams Head Climbing Wall (Wednesdays), Fetzer Climbing Wall (Saturdays)

Wednesdays 6-8pm
Saturdays 11am-1pm (Cancelled on all football Saturdays)


Belay Test Challenges

If you're an experienced climber, and feel that you do not need to take the Introduction to Climbing Class, you may challenge the Belay Test. This is for experienced climbers only, who are comfortable with basic climbing techniques, risk management, and proper equipment usage and selection. A brief orientation to the facility, policies and procedures, and types of climbing offered will start the clinic. Pre-registration is required.

How to Register:





Visit the Campus Rec Main Office, located in the SRC, to pay with cash or One Card; click here to pay with credit card

$15; pre-registration is required 

Rams Head OR Fetzer Climbing Walls

Any time during normal operating hours



Belay Re-Test

If you have taken the Belay Test and needed to work on your skills, you can continue to re-take the Belay Test. You may take a Belay Test once every 24 hours. To re-test, sign up for a Belay Test Challenge and provide documentation of completing the Introduction to Climbing Class or attending a previous Belay Test Challenge (a copy of your course registration for and ONE Card). The cost for a re-test is free.


Newbie Nights - Test Drive the Climbing Wall

Those who want to try out climbing before attending an Introduction to Climbing Class can visit the Climbing Wall every other Friday night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We will provide all new climbers with an Orientation, and have staff members available to belay anyone who wishes to climb. This event is closed to individuals with a Belay Check. Registration is required.


How to Register:




Click here to sign up!


Rams Head Climbing Wall

Click here for dates!


Climbing Expeditions

For more information on Campus Recreation Rock Climbing Expeditions, visit our Expeditions page.

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