Climbing Wall

The 43 ft. indoor UGA Climbing Wall is open to all active UGA students and Ramsey members who have successfully completed a belay clinic. The outdoor bouldering wall is open to all active UGA students and Ramsey members (no belay clinic required).

Spring 2017 Hours (Jan 5 - Apr 28)

Monday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Tuesday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Wednesday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Thursday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Friday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Saturday 3 - 6PM
Sunday 3 - 6PM

*The indoor and outdoor climbing walls are closed for university holidays and special events. Hours subject to change.

Belay and Climbing Wall Orientation Clinics

During the 2-hour clinic, instructors teach belay skills, go over climbing wall policies and procedures, and introduce some climbing skill information. Participants are approved for future UGA wall use based on successful completion of the clinic. 

$10 UGA students
$15 faculty/staff/alumni (must be Ramsey members)


Belay Clinic Policies

  1. Limit 10 participants per clinic
  2. Minimum 3 participants for a clinic to be offered
  3. Registration for a belay clinic must occur at least 24 hours in advance
  4. Participants must show up on time for a clinic; failure to do so may result in the cancellation of their registration without refund

To Register
Register for clinics online or at the Rec Sports Business Office Mondays-Fridays from 8:00AM - 5:00PM. Pay cash, check, Bulldog Bucks or credit card. No refunds are given for participant cancellation. Participants may switch to another clinic during the same semester by notifying the Business Office at least 3 days before the clinic. Refunds are only allowed if the program cancels a clinic. Any refunds due for program cancellations must be requested by the last day of exams that semester.

Spring 2017 Belay Clinics

Tuesday         8PM-10PM
Thursday 8PM-10PM
Saturday 1PM-3PM

Climbing Wall Policies


  1. The indoor wall, bouldering wall, hangboard, and slackline are only open during supervised climbing hours (when staff is present).
  2. Climbers must check-in at the climbing wall desk with a valid UGA ID card every time they wish to climb.
  3. Climbers must wear closed-toe shoes to climb the wall. UGA students and Ramsey members may check out climbing shoes for free at the wall.
  4. Climbers must utilize proper safety checks and climbing commands:
    1. Climber: “On belay?” (“Am I on belay?”)
    2. Belayer: “Belay on.” (“The belay is on.”)
    3. Climber: “Climbing.” (“I’m beginning to climb.”)
    4. Belayer: “Climb On.” (“Go ahead and start climbing.”)
    5. Climber: “Take.” (“Take the slack out of the rope; pull it tight.”)
    6. Climber: “Slack.” (“Give me some slack; the rope is too tight.”)


  1. All climbers must successfully enroll in and pass a UGA belay clinic. No other forms of belay certification will be accepted. No exceptions.
  2. Climbers may bring their own shoes, harness, and chalk bag, but they must utilize UGA Recreational Sports’ belay devices.
  3. Child-dependents cannot climb without the supervision of a belay-certified guardian and must be able to properly fit into a harness.


  1. Climbers should utilize crash pads and are encouraged to use a spotter. A crash pad must be used when a climber uses the hangboard.
  2. Climbers should not “top out” (climb on top of) the bouldering wall.
  3. Spotters should utilize proper spotting technique:
    1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart with feet slightly staggered.
    2. Have hands up (keep fingers together) to guide climber back to the pads.
    3. Keep eyes on the climbers’ hips.
    4. Do not stand in the “fall zone.”

The following activities are strictly prohibited:

  1. Providing unauthorized access to the facility and/or equipment.
  2. Performing aerial or acrobatic moves on the slackline or any wall.
  3. Tampering with or modifying any UGA Recreational Sports equipment.

Failure to comply with these regulations will result in immediate dismissal and potential revocation of future facility access.

Belay Clinic Registration

Printable Belay Clinic Registration Form

Climbing Wall Special Events

Overview of special events at the Wall, including Boulder Bash, Ladies' Night, Try Climb, and Movie Night

Boulder Bash

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant


PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation

Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description

Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.