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  • Students hiking during a trip put on by Outdoor Adventures

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 - Friday2:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday12:00 - 4:00pm
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday3:00 - 9:00pm
Friday3:00 - 7:30pm
Saturday12:00 - 4:00pm
Bouldering Hours
Monday - SundayOpen all day

Climbing Classes

The Ridge Rockwall currently offers 3 classes; belaying, intro to climbing movements, and transitioning to outdoors. Each class is meant to help develop your climbing skills and knowledge. Our friendly and knowledgeable climbing staff are excited to pass on their skills to you, as we build the climbing community. Below you can see a specific description for each class and at the bottom of this page is a link to sign up. Happy climbing and we hope to see you soon!

Belay Classes

Instructors will teach you proper belay techniques, knots, safety practices, and about climbing gear.

Intro to Climbing Movement Class

This class is an introduction to movement and technique done by climbers in order to help improve their skills and better their abilities. The class will cover all sorts of different techniques and moves that will make climbing easier. Also, some climbing vocabulary will be covered to get a better understanding of what climbers talk about.

Transition to Outdoors Class

This class is meant to help prepare gym climbers tackle the outdoor climbing world. It will go over different types of climbing, safety, etiquette, necessary gear, and a general idea of what to expect. Knowing climbing basics prior to the class is recommended (for a better understanding) but not required. This class will not teach you how to climb or any technical skill, it is only giving you information about climbing outdoors.

Belay Class Schedule Spring 2019

  • Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Thursdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Fridays 2:00-3:00 pm

Please click here or visit The Ridge Rockwall online in the Student Recreation Center to sign up for a date/time. 

Disclaimer: Our Instructors will only show up if there are people signed up for that day and time. Also they will leave if you are more than 15 minutes late. So please sign up and be on time!

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.