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University Recreation


Climbing Tower

The UREC Climbing Tower is a 28' tall free-standing climbing facility that provides UWGB students with the opportunity to experience the unique challenge of rock climbing right here on campus. At over 800 square feet, the tower has six stations at which students can climb, each with their own unique routes. Constructed in a panel “art-wall” design intended to match the look and feel of natural granite, the UREC Climbing Tower is a feature of campus everyone should experience!

Climbing Tower Policies, Facility Access, and Rental Fees

Climbing wall
Hours of Operation

July 6th - September 2nd, 2021
Monday-Thursday, 4:00-7:00pm

  • The Tower is open to UWGB faculty, staff, students, and registered community members
  • You must have a current UWGB Belay Certification to use the tower (Information and registration for belay clinics below)
  • There are no belayers staffed at the tower for Summer 2021
  • Your UWGB Belay Certification Card must be displayed on your harness when belaying or climbing
  • Climbers may use their personal shoes, harness, and chalk
  • UREC will provide belay devices and ropes. Chalk is not provided, but can be purchased in the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours
  • Closed-toe shoes are required in the tower area and the fitness center
  • Upon arrival, scan in with your UWGB ID card (faculty, staff, students)
  • Upon arrival, check in with your Community Member ID Card (community)
  • Show your belay certification card to front desk staff to sign in to the tower and check out equipment
  • Climb! It is recommended you bring a climbing/belay parter, as there are no belayers staffed in the summer
  • When you are done with a rope, please re-do the daisy chain
  • When done, stop back at the front desk to sign out and return your equipment

Belay Clinics

A current UWGB Top-Rope Belay Certification is required to use the Tower during Summer 2021. Belayers are not staffed at the Tower, and the area will be monitored by Front Desk and Fitness Center staff. It is recommended you arrive to climb at the tower with a climbing partner to ensure there is someone to belay you. See below for information and registration!

How do you register? Simple!
  • Register for belay clinics at the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours
  • Clinics are taught most Mondays and Tuesdays - you must be registered beforehand, or the clinic will not run
  • Clinics are scheduled from 5pm-8pm, the more learners in a clinic, the longer it will take
  • Clinics are taught by certified UREC Outdoors staff
  • If you already know how to belay using the P.L.U.S. method, you can opt for a "Test Out" instead of taking the full class - email to schedule a belay test-out
Climbing Wall
  • Clinic Pricing
    • UWGB Student: Free!
    • UWGB Faculty/Staff: $10
    • Community Member: $15
  • Test Out Pricing
    • UWGB Student: Free!
    • UWGB Faculty/Staff: $5
    • Community Member: $10



Facility Rental

Need somewhere exciting to host a birthday party, fitness day, or other event? Look no further than the UREC Climbing Tower! The tower facility is open and available for rental to university affiliates and community members alike. Click Here to view regular hours tower policies and pricing as well as facility rental information.
Decided you want to go ahead with a facility rental? Complete this form to submit your rental request!