Climbing Center

Welcome to the Climbing Center!

Rock Climbing is a great sport that has many benefits for everyone. Come exercise with us in a new environment, meet new people, and reach new heights!

Why Climb? Physical benefits of climbing

- Build lean muscle
- Low impact aerobic workout
- Improve cardiovascular system

Because! Social benefits of climbing

- Belong to a supportive community
- Network and build friendships
- Build trust amongst peers
Memberships and Fees Student Faculty/Staff Non-TXST
Semester Pass $50 $60 $100
Semester Pass (after Halloween or Spring Break) $25 $30 $50
All-Access Program Pass(includes: Climbing, Group Exercise, Intramural Sports) $65 $75 $130
Day Pass $5 $6 $6*
*Current Students or Faculty/Staff must sponsor Non-TXST when purchasing a Day Pass.

Benefits Membership Includes:

• Access to all climbing center clinics
• Open hours bouldering
• Staff instruction & equipment rental
• Special events

Purchase How do I purchase a membership?

Climbing Center Memberships can be purchased at the front desk of the Student Recreation Center.
All the staff know me and converse with me, as does everyone there actually! It’s been one of the highlights of my time here at TXST!
TXST Student
Fall Semester 2021

Spring 2022 Special Events

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  • During the month of January the Climbing Center is free to all Student Recreation Center members. In addition, if you decide to purchase your Climbing Center membership in January you will receive a 20% discount!

  • What is the Gym to Crag series? Think "Couch to 5k" for the climbing wall! Out Gym to Crag series is 3 parts: Introduction to Climbing 101, Top Rope Belay Clinic 201, Introduction to Outdoor Climbing Trip 301. We will teach you all the skills in the gym before taking you outside to explore some of Texas' finest climbing.

  • Grab a friend, a partner, or a stranger and come out for an evening of fun! We will have several climbing events and give-a-ways for all! This is a free event for all Texas State students, faculty, and staff with active Student Recreation Center memberships.

  • A members-only bouldering league is hosted for climbers to compete in. Teams enjoy four weeks of league competition followed by playoffs.

  • 2022 will be Texas State's 14th annual Flash Fest Competition. Open to all schools in the state of Texas, people come to connect, compete, and create memories! Prizes are plenty for all to come away with something!

Get involved!

Clinics and special events are scheduled on a regular basis including:

  • Introduction to Climbing Movement
  • Top Rope Belay
  • Lead Climbing Instruction

Climbing Center Members: All Belay Clinics are included in the cost of a semester membership! 

If registering online, use the promo code "onbelay" to register at no charge.

NOTE: All non-Climbing Center Members that use this promo code to register for Belay Clinics will either be removed from the roster, or required to pay the clinic fee prior to admittance. 

Register! The Flash is Back in 2022!

Join us for Texas State University's 14th annual Flash Fest Bouldering Competition!

Contact Us Have any questions?

Climbing Center Front Desk (512) 245-4979 (during open hours)

For questions pertaining to the Climbing Center please contact: Bob Riddle at