Climbing Tower


Housed within the RWC, the Climbing Tower offers premiere indoor climbing for students at UCF. Standing at 41 feet, the tower is comprised of over 20 top-rope routes in a wide range of difficulty levels, making it a great place for beginners as well as avid climbers.

Bouldering routes are also available for those interested in climbing low to the ground. Come to the Climbing Tower to sign up for Belay Certification classes and find out about upcoming events and competitions. There is no experience necessary, so if you’re interested stop by and talk with any of the helpful staff.

Belay sessions are offered to anyone who wants to learn how to belay. Belaying is a technique where a rope is secured to a person as they climb up the tower. Learning the proper belay techniques allow a student to help a friend safely climb the tower.

Belay sessions are available by signing up at least 48 hours in advance, but space is limited to 6 people a session. In order to be able to complete a Belay test, participants must have attended a previous Belay class and successfully demonstrate the proper skills. Sign up for Belay sessions at the RWC Climbing Tower front desk during normal business hours. Students can take the stairs or elevators to the first floor and go left. The desk is behind the stairs in the northeast corner of the main building.

The Climbing Tower staff offers several classes throughout the semester for any level climber, including:

  • Beginner Techniques: A great class for any climber to build a strong foundation for their climbing. Our instructors will provide an overview of climbing terminology and methodology coupled with some climbing games and practice. The tips taught in this class are can be quick fixes to things you may have not thought about yet while climbing.
  • Spotting and Falling: An essential skill for the boulderer, knowing how to fall properly and how to spot a climber can greatly reduce the chance of an injury. Instructors will demonstrate proper falling technique and provide the guidance and time to practice spotting other climbers. This class typically employs a few fun activities as well.
  • The Art of the Fabric Carabiner: This unique class will take participants through many of the essential knots that a climber will inevitably run into. The instructors will provide a presentation detailing all knots in the class, highlighting their names, their uses, and perhaps a few alternatives. This class will also alot time for participants to use the knots in a climbing capacity.
  • Advanced Techniques: Open to anyone (even those who missed the Beginner Techniques Class), this course focuses on the nitty gritty. Tailored to the desires of the class, instructors will demonstrate advanced climbing movements, discuss mindset whilst climbing, and go over what training and working out looks like with regards to climbing

Related Functions

Adaptive Climbing Program / Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation

The Adaptive Climbing Program has been created to assist students with different abilities to experience the joys and benefits of climbing. Our goal is to empower every participant that visits the climbing tower to reach their potential. Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced climber we gladly welcome your participation.

 

Normal Hours

Phone Closures due to UCF Coronavirus Response
March 14th until further notice

When Normal Hours Resume
Sun: 12pm-4pm
Mon-Thurs: 12pm-8pm
Fri: 3pm–7pm
Sat: Closed
Phone (407) 823-2408
Fax 407-823-5446
Email ucfrec@ucf.edu