Climbing Wall Information
This 25' indoor rock climbing tower with an adjacent bouldering structure incorporates natural features for a realistic rock feel and, along with many hand and foot holds, presents a variety of challenges for novice and experienced climber alike. Benefits of climbing include a sense of self-awareness, a feeling of accomplishment and confidence-building in a safe, yet exciting activity. As you gain strength, flexibility and endurance you will begin to enjoy mastering more difficult routes. You need not be a super-athlete to enjoy climbing since solid technique trumps strength.
During Open Climbing our attendants are here to help. Novice climbers can be sure the harness is properly adjusted and they are tied onto the ropes correctly and safely before climbing. We offer encouragement and suggestions as we belay climbers as young as age 5 through adults.
For experienced climbers, the routes are changed often on our seven ropes and bouldering wall for a variety of challenges from 5.6 to 5.12 difficulty, or perhaps you are up to climbing "all naturals" on our seven top ropes.
Waiver of Liability
We must have a current Waiver of Liability (PDF) and release on file for everyone using the climbing wall. Please do not forget to read and sign the climbing wall rules portion on page 2.
Supervised Open Climb Schedule
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4 to 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday: 5 to 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to Noon
- Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Climbers may use their own equipment, provided it is in good condition or equipment may be rented for a modest fee.
- Harness: $3
- Shoes: $2
- Combo: $4
- Helmet: Free
- Punch card of 10 harness and shoe rentals: $20
Free Belay Training
Learn correct knots, proper safe use of belay devices and communication between climber and belayer. You will get enough practice to become comfortable with the techniques and receive a card certifying you on our wall. Harness rental and Fieldhouse admission are included for this training. You must be at least 14 years old to belay on our wall.
Climbing Wall Classes and Instruction
We have a variety of climbing class offerings, including parent/child, teen and adult programs. For more information on these offerings please visit our registration page, select sports activities and type climbing in the keyword search.
One-on-One Adaptive Climbing Wall Sessions
For people of all ages with disabilities, our trained climbing wall instructors will help participants reach new heights with one-on-one Adaptive Climbing Wall sessions. Climbing may help improve strength, flexibility and confidence. Adaptive climbing equipment is available. For more information, email Wes McClain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mt. Everest Challenge
Participants ages 8 to 14 simulate the Southern Route of Mt. Everest in the Himalayas by climbing a specific number of times to reach the 5 camps before reaching the summit. When the climbers are successful, they design their own flag to plant on our Mt. Everest model and also get their names engraved on our permanent plaque, which is displayed in the climbing area. Be aware, Mt. Everest is not for the faint of heart, but if you succeed, at least you have not suffered frostbite!
Climbing Wall Rentals and Parties
The Parker Fieldhouse Climbing Wall is available to rent for fun or group instruction. Daytime, evening and weekend sessions are available. Rates are $75 per hour and $60 per hour May through July. Additional climbing wall attendants may be required for groups of five or more at a rate of $15 per hour for each additional climbing wall attendant. To reserve a venue, please check our facility rental availability and then send an email the rental facilities with your request. Climbing Wall reservations are subject to Climbing Wall Attendant availability so reach out early to set your event date! Be sure to include the purpose of your rental. Learn more about Climbing Wall birthday parties.