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Climbing Wall

The Foy Fitness and Recreation Center features a  26-foot wall with 8 top rope anchors and 2 auto-belays.  At any given time there are 14-20 routes geared toward the first time climber or the seasoned veteran. We also have a 12-foot free-standing boulder to give that extra challenge without roping up.   

No experience, no problem. Our staff is available during open hours to assist those new to climbing. New climbers are briefed on rules, safety measures, and equipment during an orientation from one of our well-trained staff.  

All participants must complete the required forms at the Climbing Wall desk. 


We offer everything participants need to climb on a regular basis. Harnesses and climbing shoes free of charge.

Instructional Opportunities

Once you've developed a love for climbing and want to take your knowledge to the next level, our climbing instructors offer top rope belay clinics and lead climbing clinics on a regular basis.  You can even take an academic class to get a solid foundation in climbing knowledge. Check out our clinics page for more information.

Required Forms

Each participant must have this form on file with University Recreation before being permitted to climb. Participants can now sign this form electronically at the Climbing Wall.  

Outdoor Climbing Opportunities

Want to try climbing outdoors? Clarksville is home to a local outdoor climbing area known as King's Bluff. Join us for Fridays at the Bluffs trips offered when the weather permits each semester.