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Climbing Center

The Climbing Center features two 54’ climbing towers and a large bouldering area which totals over 2,600 square feet of climbing terrain. Please watch the Facility Orientation video at the bottom of this page for an explanation of all policies and operations. The Climbing Center is available for bouldering anytime the Student Recreation Center is open. Climbing Center members can checkout an access wristband from the front desk.

FREE WEEK: The first week of every semester is free to climb, and all semester memberships are $10 off!

Reservations & Capacity

Reservations are needed to climb! Members can make as many reservations as you want, and you can make them at any point up until, or even during an open availability. No cancellation or no-show fee, but please be mindful. Reservations can be made in-person, web browser, or the Campus Recreation app. Be sure to cancel your reservations if your plans change.

Capacity is limited to 15 climbers at a time in to prioritize safety. To help ensure safe distancing of our staff, we are increasing the number of Belay Clinics available to encourage our climbers to belay one another.

Climbing Center Membership Benefits:

Open Hours Bouldering: Anytime the Student Recreation Center is open, Climbing Center members can checkout a bouldering wristband to access the facility and boulder!

Staff, Equipment & Instruction: All climbing equipment is provided at no additional cost, and staff are on-hand to help you have a great experience. Additionally, participation for Belay Clinics is free for members.

Vertical Incentive Program (VIP): Earn great prizes through the year as you challenge yourself and others to reach climbing distance milestones! 


Membership and Day Pass Fees

Pass Type Student Non-Student
Semester Pass $50 $60
Semester Pass (after Halloween & Spring Break) $25 $30
Semester Pass - Climbing / Group Fitness Combo $65 $75
Day Pass $5 $6

Climbing Center / Group Fitness Combo Semester Pass: Get the best of both worlds! Unlimited access to the Climbing Center AND Group Fitness Classes all semester long!

Interested in upgrading your Climbing Center Semester Pass to a Combo Semester Pass? Speak with a SRC Front Desk Attendant to upgrade for only $25 (not available online).

If you and/or a group of friends would like to learn how to rock climb, belay, or lead climb and cannot make a scheduled clinic, send an email to containing the information outlined below:

  • Type of requested clinic
  • Date and time of requested clinic
  • Number of participants

Contact Information:

  • Climbing Center Front Desk (512) 245-4979

  • For questions pertaining to the Climbing Center please contact:


  • Student Recreation Center

  • 1011 Academy Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666