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 is in the lobby of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex. The Climbing Center is modeled after the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, and has over 50 routes that change weekly.

Climbing Instruction and Equipment is FREE and available to all Calvin students, faculty, and staff.

The Calvin Climbing Center is not open to the general public.

Important note: Until further notice, masks are required for all activities, including climbing, in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex.

Make a reservation

Space is limited to 20 climbers at the wall at a time. Climbers can either sign up for a guaranteed climbing session or simply show up to climb; you are encouraged to make a climbing reservation. If there is space in a session, it will be on a first-come basis. Click here to reserve a climbing session.

Fall hours (August 31—December 3

  • Monday-Friday sessions: 3:30-4:45, 6:30-7:45, 7:45-9pm
  • Saturday: 12-4pm (in addition to students, open to faculty/staff parents and children) Sunday: 1-5pm

Winter/spring hours (January 10—April 21

  • Monday-Fridays sessions: 3:30-4:45, 6:30-7:45, 7:45-9pm
  • Saturday: 12-4pm (in addition to students, open to faculty/staff parents and children) Sunday: 1-5pm

Additional programs and events

  • Monday nights 7:45-9pm: Women's Night
  • Tuesday nights 7:45-9pm: Open to group reservations for floors, groups, and campus orgs (see note below)
  • Wednesday nights 7:45-9pm: Sport Lead Night
  • Friday nights 7:45-9pm: Open to group reservations for floors, groups, and campus orgs (see note below)

Group, floor, and org reservations: contact Jessica Stehouwer at jas98@calvin.edu to make a reservation/

Summer hours (May 3—August 25)

No reservations necessary; show up and climb!

  • Tuesday—Thursday 5-8pm
Quick Facts
  • 40+

    routes designed for all abilities

  • 16

    climbing ropes

  • 8

    "splitter" cracks

Parking

Please park in lot 6 just west of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse complex.

Live webcam

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

(parking map)

Accessibility

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

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