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.

Beginning on Monday, May 24, reservations are no longer required for the Climbing Tower.

To complete a belay certification, patrons must first complete a belay class. After demonstrating competency in safety and skills, patrons can complete a belay test. You must be belay certified to belay others at the Climbing Tower.

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.

Learning the proper belay techniques allow a student to help a friend safely climb the tower. There is no experience necessary.

If you're interested in learning more, please email outdoor@ucf.edu.

]Sign up for belay certification classes 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. Belay certification classes are available by signing up at least 48 hours in advance, but space is limited to 6 people a session.

You can register for these classes at the Climbing Tower desk during open hours. All classes are free but have limited spots, so there is a fee if you are a no-call, no-show on the day of the class.

  • Saturday, 5/22/2021 - 2:00p - 4:00p
  • Sunday, 5/23/2021 - 12:00p - 2:00p
  • Saturday, 5/29/2021 - 2:00p - 4:00p
  • Sunday, 5/30/2021 - 12:00p - 2:00p
  • Saturday, 6/5/2021 - 2:00p - 4:00p
  • Saturday, 6/12/2021 - 2:00p - 4:00p
  • Sunday, 6/13/2021 - 12:00p - 2:00p
  • Saturday, 6/19/2021 - 2:00p - 4:00p
  • Saturday, 6/26/2021 - 2:00p - 4:00p
  • Sunday, 6/27/2021 - 12:00p - 2:00p
  • Saturday, 7/10/2021 - 2:00p - 4:00p
  • Sunday, 7/11/2021 - 12:00p - 2:00p

 

We will resume technique classes over the summer. Until then, consider checking out our OATS: Crash Course of Climb below to learn more about the sport and join our community.

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.

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.

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.

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

 

We’ve put together some resources for you to learn more about climbing without evening stepping foot into the Climbing Tower. Check out some of our resources here:

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 Summer 2021 Hours
May 17 – July 31

Mon – Fri: 12pm – 8pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Adjusted Hours

June 5 – June 10th*
CLOSED due to floor enhancements
*We will reopen on Thursday, June 10 at 4:00pm
Phone (407) 823-2408
Fax 407-823-5446
Email ucfrec@ucf.edu