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The Rock Wall

The Ridge is a program dedicated to CSUN’s rock wall located inside the Student Recreation Center. The program provides unique and challenging recreation experiences for students, faculty and staff. The Ridge’s programming is committed to offering a safe, fun and exciting climbing experience.

About the Rock Wall

  • Climbing wall reaches 46 feet 6 inches
  • 12 top-rope anchors
  • Rappelling ledge
  • Bouldering wall reaches 13 feet
  • Capabilities for two lead routes
To make rock wall reservations, contact the Outdoor Adventures office at (818) 677-4473 or email

Hours of Operation

Rock wall hours of operation

Monday: 2-9 p.m.
Tuesday: 2-9 p.m.
Wednesday: 2-9 p.m.
Thursday: 2-9 p.m.
Friday: 2-9 p.m.
Saturday: 12-4 p.m.
Sunday: 12-4 p.m.

Bouldering hours of operation

Open all day

Belay classes

Visit the Classes and Clinics page for information about belay classes.

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.

Reserve the Rock Wall


Rock Wall Staff Position for the Summer

The climbing staff at The Ridge provide an unique and challenging experience for students, faculty, and staff to discover the vertical world of rock climbing. The rock wall staff is a team that is committed to a safe, fun, and knowledge-filled climbing experience for all who venture their way. If you would like to be a part of this winning team, hurry in and fill out an application in the Outdoor Adventure office today!


See Staff members at the Rock Wall to sign up for upcoming classes.