Calvin Climbing Center

Basic information

  • Today's hours: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (616) 526-7541
  • Email: rmw3@calvin.edu

Location

  • Calvin Climbing Center
  • Grand Rapids, MI
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

    Hanging ropes

  • 8

    "splitter" cracks

Hours

Sunday1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Monday3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday2:00 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday10:00 - 12:00 noon Family Climb; 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Academic Year Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 12:00 noon Family Climb; 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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)

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