Calvin Climbing Center

Basic information

  • Today's hours: 1:00 - 4:00 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.

Interim Hours (Jan 4-24)

  • Monday - Friday: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • The Climbing Center will be CLOSED for Interim Break

Spring Semester Hours and Programs (February 1–May 11)

  • Monday - Thursday: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 12:00 noon Family Climb; 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Climbing Technique Class ($20) — Thursday 6-8PM
  • Sport Leading Class ($20) — Wednesday 6-8PM
  • Spring Climbing Comp ($10) — Saturday April 22
  • The Climbing Center will be CLOSED for April 17-21, Spring break, advising break and exam week.

Summer Hours (June 12–August 31)

  • Monday - Thursday: 6-8PM
  • The Climbing Center will be CLOSED for July 3–6

Parking

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

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