The Rutgers University Rockwall is located at the College Avenue Gym (best to enter from back of CAG).
Experience the vertical world of rock climbing on our 2200 sq. ft. of sculpted terrain at the College Avenue Gym. Climb along sheer verticals, sculpted bulges, and horizontal overhangs, and feel the adrenaline as you hang onto a rock twenty feet above the floor.
Come with a friend or be belayed by one of our staff members. All belayers must be certified by Rutgers Rock Gym staff, regardless of previous certifications at other gyms. For beginners, we offer free trial climbs!! Our staff will set you up with free gear and help you learn the basics of climbing indoors.
- 25′ high x 80′ wide
- 2,200 sq. ft. of climbing surface and steep bouldering wall
- 17 top ropes
- Over 35 routes ranging from easy to expert
- Routes changed monthly
- Harnesses provided free of charge
- Climbing shoes available for rental
- Routes are color coded and have difficulty ratings of 5.4 – 5.13
Belaying is the technique climbers use to assist one another while ascending and descending.
Want to become belay certified? Sign up for one of our 2-hour introduction classes and we’ll teach you the basic safety skills and techniques. For those with previous belaying experience, test out with our 10-minute skills test: available on a walk-in basis.
For more information inquire at the Rock Gym front desk at 848-445-3691.
For belay classes, please click here.
Plan a birthday party, youth group outing, or special event at the Rock Gym. Student organizations can also rent out the space for scheduled group instruction or practice time for your club/group. Prices vary depending on the program and events. Call our Event Booking Coordinator at 848-445-1306 for details and to reserve a date.
Rock Wall Admission
|6-Day Shoe Pass||$5|
|Belay Class (2 hour class)||$15|
|(Guests must be accompanied by student, faculty or staff.)|
Admission to the Rutgers Rock Wall is FREE and only available to Rutgers students, faculty, and staff. Please have your valid picture University ID available.
The best climbers rely on the best gear for both safety and comfort. Rutgers Rock Gym uses only the highest quality equipment that meets industry standards. Universal Climbing Harness rentals are FREE, while shoes and chalk bags are available for a low daily rate.