Calvin Climbing Center

Basic information

  • Today's hours: 10:00 am-12:00pm (faculty, staff, and family); 12:00-4:00pm
  • Phone: (616) 526-7541
  • Email: rmw3@calvin.edu

Location

  • Calvin Climbing Center
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4406
42.93314 -85.5893
View on campus map Get directions

Calvin's Climbing Center, 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. All instruction and equipment are FREE to Calvin students, faculty, and staff. Belay certification is required (at no cost) and takes approximately 30-40 minutes.

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.

View in virtual reality Have a smartphone? Get Google cardboard and and view this location in our virtual reality experience.

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

Sunday2:00-4:00pm
Monday3:30-5:00pm; 7:00-9:00pm
Tuesday3:30-5:00pm; 7:00-9:00pm
Wednesday3:30-5:00pm; 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday3:30-5:00pm; 7:00-9:00pm
Friday2:30-5:00pm; 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday10:00 am-12:00pm (faculty, staff, and family); 12:00-4:00pm

Fall Semester Hours

Monday - Friday: 3:30-5:00pm; 7-9pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00pm (Family Climb); 12:00 - 4:00pm
Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Summer hours (May 31-September 1)

  • Tuesday: 5:00-8:00 p.m. open climbing
  • Wednesday: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. open climbing
  • Thursday: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. open climbing

Yearly closures

  • Fall staff training
  • Fall advising weekend
  • Fall semester exam week
  • Christmas break
  • Interim break
  • Winter staff training
  • Spring break
  • Spring advising weekend
  • Spring exam week 

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.

Gallery
  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
  • #4
  • #5
  • #6
  • #7
  • #2
  • #3
  • #4
  • #5
  • #6
  • #7

 

×

  • Course code:
  • Credits:
  • Semester:
  • Department: