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The Rock Wall

Student rock climbing

The Ridge Rock Wall offers something fun for all levels of experience and is open to all CSUN students and SRC members. The unmistakable centerpiece of the SRC stands three stories tall, reaching 46 feet and 6 inches into the air, and with a specialized 13 foot tall bouldering section. Equipped with 12 top-rope anchors, a rappelling ledge and the capabilities for two lead routes, the Ridge Rock Wall is truly a state of the art form of recreation and should be part of every student's experience while on campus. Whether you're a new climber or a seasoned climbing machine, you can push your fitness level to new heights and meet new friends.

Whether you're a first time climber, intermediate collection skills, or experienced climber our variety of classes on topics such as belaying, basic movement and lead climbing offer something for everyone.

Fall/Spring Hours
Monday - Friday 2:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 4:00pm
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday 3:00 - 9:00pm
Friday 3:00 - 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 4:00pm
Bouldering Hours
Monday - Sunday Open all day

Belay Classes

Climbing classes are free and offered at various times during the week. Students will learn how to belay, tie a figure-8 follow through knot and put on a harness properly. Classes are offered on the following times/days during the Fall/Spring Semester

  • Monday: 1:00PM
  • Tuesday: 5:30PM
  • Wednesday: 5:30PM
  • Thursday: 5:30PM

SRC Ridge Rock Wall Policies

  1. Climbing is always dangerous! By climbing here, you agree to a joint responsibility with staff to reduce and manage risk. Our staff’s presence does not eliminate any risks.
  2. Supervision is our staff’s first priority. Make every effort to climb with fellow patrons before requesting assistance from Rock Wall staff.
  3. Please abide by all SRC policies, expectations, and staff requests. The staff reserves the right to suspend or terminate privileges for inappropriate or unsafe behavior.
  4. Always check harnesses, belay systems, & knots before climbing. Both your partners and your own.
  5. Proper footwear and attire is required on the Climbing Wall. Loose fitting jewelry is prohibited. No bare foot climbing is allowed. Climbing shoes and other equipment are available for checkout.
  6. No cursing, loud offensive language, horseplay, or rough-housing is allowed.
  7. Bouldering is allowed during all facility hours to those who have signed the waiver. Spotting while bouldering is highly encouraged.
  8. While bouldering, the climber’s head is not to go above a height of 13 feet (the height of the free standing boulder).
  9. Top rope climbing is only allowed during climbing hours listed at the climbing wall.
  10. Belay devices must be attached to the harness of the belayer by means of a locking carabiner.
  11. Ropes must be attached to a harness using a figure-8 follow through knot with 3-6 inches of tail.
  12. When a harness is worn, harnesses must be double-backed at the waist and leg loop buckles. Both the climber and belayer must wear harnesses while climbing on ropes.
  13. When belaying: keep break hand on rope and your eyes on the climber at all times. Please do not sit and belay.
  14. Belay instruction outside of climbing clinics is prohibited at the wall.

Rock Wall Reservations

The RIDGE Rock Wall at CSUN is a state of the art rock climbing facility sure to meet every climbers needs. While the wall is open with a set schedule for Student Recreation Members to use at all times, special reservations are now available for private groups from students or the CSUN community at large.

Please fill out the form below to the best of your ability, so that we can help get your group gripped up in some shoes and on the wall in the best way possible.

Call (818) 677-4453 or email outdooradventures@csun.edu for pricing and scheduling.