Calvin Climbing Center

Basic information

Location

  • Calvin Climbing Center
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4406
42.93314 -85.5893
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Calvin's Climbing Center, also known as "the rock wall," is in the lobby of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex. It's modeled after the Red River Gorge in Kentucky and has over 50 routes that change weekly.

You don’t need to have rock climbing experience to use the Climbing Center! There are paths that range from beginner to advanced-level. Calvin provides harnesses and climbing shoes, and you have the opportunity to become belay certified. You can use the wall during regular open hours, or take a rock climbing class for a PE credit.

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The Climbing Wall Webcam
Live webcam feed (refresh browser to update)

Waiver for Parents

You must sign & return the waiver to the staff at the climbing wall before participating in activities at the wall.

Quick Facts
  • 40+

    routes designed for all abilities

  • 16

    climbing ropes

  • 8

    "splitter" cracks

Hours

MondayClosed
Tuesday5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday5:00-8:00pm
Thursday5:00-8:00pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Summer Hours (May 30–August 31)

  • Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 - 8:00pm
  • The Climbing Center will be CLOSED July 4-6

Parking

Please park in lot 6 just west of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse complex. (parking map)

Accessibility

Accessible parking, automatic door opener, accessible entrance, barrier-free restrooms and elevators.

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