Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall 

Recreational Climbing Hours: Closed for the summer. Check back for opening climbing hours in the fall. 

Policies:

  • NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
  • All equipment provided (limited shoes so please bring your sneakers)
  • You must be a member of the KSC to use the Climbing Wall.
  • As a member you can bring up to 2 guests for $5 each.  All guests must pay at the KSC Front Desk.
  • Alumnae can use the climbing wall during special events for free or $5 fee during open hours.  All guests must pay at the KSC Front Desk.
  • Every climber must sign a waiver specific to the climbing wall.
  • You must be 8 to use the climbing wall and 14 to take the belay class.
  • In order to belay climbers must be trained through the Recreation or Physical Education Program.
  • In order to belay, trained belayers must be on record with the Recreation program.
  • Never place fingers, hands, or feet on the metal bolt hangers.
  • Open toed shoes are not allowed.  Climbing shoes or sneakers must be worn.
  • No chewing gum or food of any type in the climbing area.
  • No loose chalk.
  • Climbing commands must be used at all times.
  • Personal harness and shoes can be used at your own risk.  Helmets are required under the age of 18 and strongly recommended for all climbers.
  • Climbers may only belay with a tubular belay or GriGri.
  • Staff has the right to enforce additional rules.
  • Anyone using the Wellesley College Climbing Wall must go through an orientation.
  • Orientations sessions are available during scheduled times or as staffing permits during recreational hours.
  • Anyone wanting to belay must successfully pass the belay test and be on file with the Recreation program.
  • Belay instruction is available during scheduled times or as staffing permits during recreational hours.