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The Rock Wall

Student rock climbing

The SRC 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

Climbing Fundamentals

Climbing classes are free and offered twice a 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

  • Tuesday: 5:30PM
  • Thursday: 5:30PM

Top-Roping Policies

  • Every person climbing must have signed a rock wall wavier. The climber's hangtag must be visible to climbing staff at all times. Climbers without tags will be asked to sign the rock wall waiver and sign in, or leave the climbing wall.
  • Hangtags must be returned to the rock wall desk by the end of the day.
  • Top-rope climbing is only allowed during top-rope climbing hours listed at the climbing wall.
  • Ropes must be attached to harnesses using a figure-eight-follow-through knot with an appropriate tail (fist length or more than four inches). Do not use the belay loop on a two point harness to attach ropes to harnesses.
  • Climbers and belayers must be double back harnesses at the waist and buckle leg loops.
  • Always encourage climbers and belayers to check and double-check the climber's knot, harnesses and belay system before each climb.
  • Do not climb past top-rope anchors.
  • Proper attire is required, including footwear on the climbing wall. Climbing shoes are available at the equipment checkout desk.
  • Food and open beverages are not allowed in the bouldering area. Water bottles are acceptable.
  • No cursing or loud offensive language.
  • Jewelry is prohibited while climbing.
  • Climbers are required to use the ropes and belay anchors provided by The Ridge. Ropes for lead climbing are provided upon request during specified lead-climbing hours for those who have completed the lead-climbing test.
  • Belay devices must be attached to the harness of the belayer or ground anchor by means of a locking carabineer.
  • The climbing staff has the right to withdraw your climbing privileges for the day and recommend long-term elimination of climbing privileges for violation of these regulations.
  • Climb at your own risk.

Bouldering Wall Policies

  • Bouldering is allowed during all facility hours to those who have signed the bouldering waiver.
  • Spotting while climbing is highly encouraged.
  • Proper footwear is required on the bouldering wall; climbing shoes are available at the equipment checkout desk. Barefoot bouldering is not allowed.
  • Food and open beverages are not allowed in the bouldering area. Water bottles are acceptable.
  • Jewelry is prohibited while bouldering.
  • Staff reserves the right to suspend or terminate privileges for inappropriate or unsafe behavior.
  • No horseplay or roughhousing.
  • While bouldering, the climber’s head is not to go above the height of 13 feet.
  • Bouldering is permitted on all three climbing towers up to the height of the free-standing boulder. No soloing is permitted at the wall.
  • Climb at your own risk.

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 for pricing and scheduling.


Ridge Rock Competition Participants 2015

Spring 2016 Ridge Rock Competition

  1. Select “Triple "RC" Competition”, and the “Add to Cart”
  2. Either sign in under your CSUN Portal login information, or if you are not a Student create your own SRC Portal Profile by clicking "Sign UP". This will fill out all the necessary information to create you profile.
  3. Once you are done click "Create New Account". You will receive a verification email; click the link to complete the Portal Profile process.
  4. You then need to add a person who is authorized to pick you up, and to be your Emergency Contact. Then click "Next: Add To Cart", then "Checkout".
  5. The last screen will be the payment; we accept Paypal, Discover, MasterCard, Amex, and Visa.
  6. Upon payment completion and registration, you will receive a confirmation email.