Thanksgiving Hours

The RWC will have modified hours from Wednesday 11/23 through Sunday 11/27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Climbing Tower


Housed within the RWC, the Climbing Tower offers premier indoor climbing for students at UCF. Standing at 41 feet, the Climbing Tower is comprised of over 20 top-rope routes in a wide range of difficulty levels. We are open to beginners with no previous experience. No registration or gear is necessary, though we only welcome walk-ins during normal operating hours. Bouldering routes are also available for those interested in climbing low to the ground.

You do not need to be belay certified to climb at the 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.

While you don't need to be belay certified to climb at the Tower, it can help you continue to grow as a climber. Learning the proper belay techniques allows a student to help a friend safely climb the tower.

If you're interested in learning more, please email outdoor@ucf.edu or visit the Tower during open hours.

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. Class registration opens two weeks before the day of the class, but participants must be registered at least 48 hours in advance. Space is limited to 8 people per class.

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.

Day Date Time
Sunday 9/4/2022 4:15pm-6:30
Friday 9/16/2022 7:15pm-9:30pm
Sunday 9/18/2022 4:15pm-6:30
Friday 9/23/2022 7:15pm-9:30pm
Friday 9/30/2022 7:15pm-9:30pm
Friday 10/7/2022 7:15pm-9:30pm
Friday 10/21/2022 7:15pm-9:30pm
Sunday 10/23/2022 4:15pm-6:30
Friday 11/18/2022 7:15pm-9:30pm

 

 

Want to learn more about the art of climbing or up your game? Join us for a climbing technique class! Sign up for classes at the RWC Climbing Tower front desk during normal business hours.

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.

Sign up for technique 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. Class registration opens two weeks before the day of the class, but participants must be registered at least 48 hours in advance. Space is limited to 10 people per class.

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 techniques 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 more advanced techniques for climbing. 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.

Class Type Day Date Time
Beginner Techniques Sunday 9/11/2022 4:15pm-6:30
Can You Knot? Sunday 9/25/2022 4:15pm-6:30
Spotting Techniques Sunday 10/2/2022 4:15pm-6:30
Advanced Techniques Sunday 10/9/2022 4:15pm-6:30
Beginner Techniques Sunday 11/6/2022 4:15pm-6:30
Advanced Techniques Sunday 11/13/2022 4:15pm-6:30

 

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.