Climbing Wall

The 53 foot tall climbing wall is the awe-inspiring focal point of the University of Houston’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Built by Nicros in 2003, this massive 6,110 square foot A.R.T Wall™ illustrates how a climbing wall can be functional as well as an architectural show piece. The climbing wall has been featured in several climbing magazines and is the pride of the Nicros organization.

Normal Hours of Operation

Frequently Asked Questions

The Climbing Wall is located in the University of Houston’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC). The 53 foot wall has over 6,110 square feet of climbing area, eight top rope lines for climbing, and a variety of realistic natural features.

Monday – Friday: 2:00 – 8:00pm 
Saturday – Sunday: 2:00 – 6:00pm

All current members of the CRWC are eligible to climb – This includes students enrolled in classes and that have purchased individual memberships. CRWC members may "sponsor" a guest by purchasing a Daily Guest Pass at the CRWC Welcome Desk for $10.00 adult/ $5.00 child. Individuals without a membership or a sponsorship are not permitted into the CRWC.

If you are a current member of the CRWC or are admitted into the facility on Daily Guest Pass, there is no additional cost!

Absolutely no experience is necessary! Our wall has a variety of routes to climb, from novice to expert.

Children ages 8 and older may climb the wall permitted a parent/guardian is present at all times and the individual is physically large enough to fit the full-body harness.

To climb the wall, a harness and shoes are required. This gear can be checked out by presenting your Cougar Card to the Welcome Desk - Equipment Issue located next to the climbing wall. Chalk bags may also be checked out pending availability. Advanced equipment is accessible to those knowledgeable of usage.

The OA Office is located in the back of the CRWC – next to the Main Gym 3 and natatorium entrance. For more information regarding OA and equipment rentals, please stop by!

The office hours can be found in the hours page.

The wall is available for private rentals – Including team building workshops, student organizations, birthday parties, and other off-campus groups. The pricing structure varies depending upon the group size and length of rental. For more information, please see the "Reservations" link found under the "Facilities" tab on the UH Recreation website.

For information contact:
Outdoor Adventure Office
713-743-9512 
outdoors@uh.edu