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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

Monday-Thursday:      5:00pm-7:00pm


Capacity of the climbing tower area is restricted and held at 7 patrons. Reservations are required (see below).

All patrons will be required to make a reservation on the UREC at UWGB app to use any Kress Events Center facility (fitness center, group fitness, courts, etc.)
To make a reservation:
  1. Download the UREC at UWGB app
  2. Create an account with your email
  3. Click “reservations”
  4. Click "classes"
  5. Select the type of reservation you wish to make.
  6. Click "schedule"
  7. Select the day/time you wish to reserve (up to 4 days in advance)
  8. Click “join session”
  9. Patrons can reserve up to two 50-minute sessions per night

Belay Clinics

Don’t want to wait on staff to climb? Learn how to belay for yourself at the UREC Climbing Tower! UREC Outdoors Belay Clinics are FREE for students and are offered in a hybrid format this year, register with the UREC at UWGB App to receive info for the online portion and schedule your in-person skills check!

How do you register? Simple!
  • Simply download the "UREC at UWGB" app and create your account to get started. From there:
  • Navigate to "Reservations" tab
  • Select "Classes"
  • Find "Top Rope Belay Clinic"
  • Select "Schedule" and click the only option
  • Hit "Join Class" and you're done! You'll receive an invite to complete the online Canvas course and your instructors will schedule a practice and test-out time with you.
Format: Hybrid
Online Portion: Skills Intro, Terminology, Safety
In-Person Portion: Skills Practice & Test Out
Time Commitment: 1hr online, 1hr in person

Climbing Tower Events

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During Open Climbing Tower Hours

Climbing Skills Series

Join UREC Outdoors at the UREC Climbing Tower and “up” your climbing skills! Every week February through Mid-April visit the tower and practice two new progressive climbing skills per week. Demonstrate your learning and new skills to tower staff at the end of each week for a chance at prizes and swag at the end of the series! Follow the UREC Climbing tower on Facebook and UREC Outdoors on Instagram or Facebook to see each weeks’ focused skills.

Climbing wall
Monday 3/22 - Friday 3/26

Mile-High Challenge Week

Work your endurance after spring break by joining in on the UREC Climbing Tower’s Mile High Week! Register on your own or with a climbing partner and attempt to climb one vertical mile on the climbing tower during the course of the week. Climb the tower 189 times to hit the mile mark and receive a prize!

Night climbing
Wednesday, 4/21
9:30pm - Midnight

Night Climbing

Make your April one for the books with some night climbing at the UREC Outdoors Climbing Tower. Register for a time block through our app and experience our climbing facility through new eyes during this one-of-a-kind event. Grab a friend or two and enjoy a free night of headlamp-lit climbing – Alpine start style! Headlamps and climbing equipment provided.


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!