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Indoor Climbing Facility (ICF)

Rock Climbing is a great full body workout that requires core, upper body, and lower body strength as well as mental prowess and balance. Rock Climbing is a great way to workout and have fun! What are you waiting on? Come and climb with us!

Ready to climb regularly? You can purchase semester passes to make your climbing more cost-effective. We sell gear passes and climbing passes; get more details on the Prices tab.

Group facility and private party rentals are available.

The Basics

The Indoor Climbing Facility includes both the climbing tower and the Bouldering Wall.  The 44-ft. high tower has approximately 3,500 sq. feet of climbing area which combines both integral rock and moveable hand and foot holds. The tower hosts 13 top-ropes and 3 auto-belay stations and offers lead climbing opportunities on 11 bolt lines.

  • The ICF is open 7 days a week during the regular semester (with the exception of holidays).
  • If you know how to belay, you only need a skills check to get started.
  • Skills checks are renewed each semester and are performed whenever the ICF is open for business.
  • If you have never climbed before, you’ll need to sign up for one of our classes to get you started.
  • Our orientation classes are taught daily (as needed). Just sign up at the ICF desk 15 minutes prior to class.
  • If you don’t own your own equipment, you can rent ours.
  • The Bouldering Wall is open any time the building is. You only need to drop by one of the desks in the Rec Center to sign a waiver and watch an informational video to get started.
  • A complimentary wristband will be issued to you once you are cleared to boulder. Boulderers need to show this wristband while using the bouldering facility.
  • Rules and regulations for the climbing facilities can be found here.

Waivers

For participants affiliated with Texas A&M University and with an active UIN, please use our ONLINE MaroonLink system to complete your waiver: Indoor Climbing Facility Waiver Form

Non-members turn in forms below to Outdoor Adventures Staff.

 

Indoor Climbing Info

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Prices for Climbing

Orientation Class & Skills Check

  • Lead Climbing Check (in addition to skills check): $6 members; $8.50 non-members
  • Skills Check:* $6 members; $8.50 non-members
  • Orientation Class and Skills Check: $6 members; $8.50 non-members

*Skills checks require a patron to complete the following set without mistakes and prompting:

  • wearing a harness
  • basic climbing commands
  • tying-in using figure 8 follow through knot with an appropriate tail length
  • belaying correctly using a tube-style friction device
  • proper pad placement and spotting of a boulderer

One-Time Climb & Climbing Passes

  • One-Time Climb: $5 members; $5 non-members
  • Unlimited Climbing/1 Semester: $45 members; $50 non-members
  • Day Pass (not including gear): $6 members; $8.50 non-members

Gear Rental

  • Unlimited Climbing Gear Rental Pass: $40
  • Gear Package (shoes, harness, belay, chalk bag): $6/day
  • Shoes Only: $4/day (Rec members); $5/day (non-members)
  • Harness Only: $3/day
  • Belay Device Only: $1/day
  • Chalk Bag Only: $1/day

**All passes are good for one semester and expire approximately one week before the start of each new semester.

***No refunds on unused punch cards or passes.

 

Indoor Climbing Info

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Reserve the ICF

The ICF is available for reservation for private events including birthday parties, Girl and Boy Scout groups, Corp Units and student organizations. Contact Jason Kurten at jkurten@rec.tamu.edu for more details.

Reserving the ICF is the perfect option for groups larger than 5 people that would like to climb together without becoming registered climbers. These private group sessions last from 2-1/2 to 3 hours and are normally set up when the wall is closed for business.

Reservation Prices

  • Texas A&M Affiliated Groups: $15/person
  • Non-affiliated Groups: $18/person
  • Large Groups (25+ people): $175/hour (minimum 2 hours)

Deposits

  • 5 – 25 people: $50
  • 25+ people: $100

ICF Reservation Form

*Changes in university policy regarding facility reservations by groups or individuals not affiliated with Texas A&M University have recently been implemented. Please call 979-862-1999 for more information.

 

Indoor Climbing Info

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If you’re looking for part-time, student employment and love the outdoors, check out our job openings on the employment page.

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Climbing Lessons

If one on one time with one of our instructors is something you desire, we can set that up. Simply check with the Outdoor Adventures Resource Desk personnel to get started. Our experienced staff can start you off from scratch or build on your existing climbing skill set.

Prices

  • 1 Session (1.5 hours): $18 members; $22 non-members
  • 3 Sessions (1.5 hours each): $52 members; $65 non-members

Coming Soon

For a small monthly fee, we will allow a parent and child team to come in and use the ICF on a limited basis. Parents will be instructed on how to safely belay their child. Kids ages 14 and up will be allowed to belay for one another after receiving belay training. All gear rental is included in the price and if you have an extra child, or if the parent wants to climb, we can add that on.

YCC Climbing Times

  • Tuesdays: 5pm – 10pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 1pm – 6pm

YCC Prices

  • Monthly with Equipment: $80/month
  • Climbing Parent Adds: $20/month
  • Additional Child with Equipment: $64/month

 

Indoor Climbing Info

Join Our Team

If you’re looking for part-time, student employment and love the outdoors, check out our job openings on the employment page.

Contact Us