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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. Climbing Center members can receive an access wristband from the Climbing Center for bouldering anytime the Student Recreation Center is open.

FREE-SEASON PROGRAMMING: For students and faculty/staff, the month of August and January is free to climb and all semester memberships are $10 off!

Climbing Center Member Benefits

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

Open Hours Bouldering: Anytime the Student Recreation Center is open, Climbing Center members can wear their bouldering wristband to access the facility and boulder! (Rental equipment and rope use only available during staffed hours)

Bouldering wristbands can be acquired from the Climbing Center during open hours after purchasing your semester membership.

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, registration for Belay Clinics is free for members.

Bobcat Bouldering League: Each semester, a members-only bouldering league is hosted for climbers to compete in. Teams enjoy 4-weeks of league competition followed by playoffs. Registration for the Bobcat Bouldering League is only $10 per team.

Instructional Clinics & Events: Numerous events are hosted at the Climbing Center every year, often discounted or free for members. These include:


Membership and Day Pass Fees

Pass Type Student Faculty/Staff Non-TXST
Semester Pass $50 $60 $100
Semester Pass (after Halloween or Spring Break) $25 $30 $50
All-Access Program Pass: (Climbing, Group Exercise, Intramural Sports) $65 $75 $130
Day Pass $5 $6 $6*

All-Access Program Pass: Get access to everything Campus Recreation offers! Unlimited access to the Climbing Center,  Group Exercise classes, and every Intramural Sports league, all semester long!

*Current Students or Faculty/Staff must sponsor Non-TXST when purchasing a Day Pass.


Custom Clinics

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 riddleru@txstate.edu containing the information outlined below:

  • Type of requested clinic
  • Date and time of requested clinic
  • Number of participants (minimum of 4 required)

Note: Custom Belay Clinics are not included in Climbing Center Membership.

Contact Information:

  • Climbing Center Front Desk (512) 245-4979

  • For questions pertaining to the Climbing Center please contact: riddleru@txstate.edu

Location: 

  • Student Recreation Center

  • 1011 Academy Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666