Climbing & Bouldering Wall

As the centerpiece and main physical attraction of the Outdoor Pursuits program, it is no wonder why the indoor climbing wall creates so much excitement and energy at the Marshall Recreation Center. Through clinics, classes, climbing challenges, and competitions, the climbing wall always has something happening for members and non-members alike. The climbing and bouldering wall is 30 feet tall. Stop by today and enjoy the Tri-State’s only indoor climbing facility!

Climbing Wall Services & Fees

Your membership includes full unrestricted access to the climbing and bouldering wall. Additionally, patrons will be able to use any of our equipment free of charge. This includes harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, and belay devices. Patrons are allowed to utilize their own equipment but ‘life saving devices’ will be subject to inspection by the Outdoor Pursuits Staff. Any equipment found to be unsafe will not be permitted for use at the climbing wall. If you are interested in increasing your climbing knowledge and skills, be sure to keep an eye out for our belay safety clinic and our lead climbing clinic!


Climbing Wall Events

Kilometer Club – October 1-31

Ever wonder how much climbing you are actually doing? During this month long event track your progress to see if you have what it takes to climb an entire kilometer! Progress will be tracked back at the wall and only climbs supervised by the Outdoor Pursuits staff will count. Join us as you embark on this 94 lap journey!


Boulder Competition – November 9 at 5pm

Join us for a boulder competition! We will work to create brand new routes for all skill levels and do our best to ensure that all the routes are a surprise to everyone that comes to the event.


Crate Stacking – December 1 at 6pm

Join us during dead week for some crate stacking! See how many crates you are able to stack while maintaining your balance on the ones you already have! You will be secured to one of our top rope lanes for safety. Whoever stacks the most crates wins!


For more information about Outdoor Pursuits, please contact:

Zach Kula

Assistant Director of Programs: Competitive Sports, Camps & Outdoor Pursuits
Telephone: 304-696-4652


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Marshall University
Recreation Center
402 Thundering Herd Dr.
Huntington, WV, 25755

Telephone: 304-696-4732

Email: Rec Center

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