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Outdoor recreation hiking trip
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Belaying a rock climber
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Community Climbing

Unlike other areas of the UNI Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC), the WRC climbing wall is available for use by the general community. Dependents under 18 may only climb during designated family hours. You may choose from the following options:

  1. One-Day Pass: A day pass of $5.00/day may be purchased in the Recreation Services Office (WRC 101, 319-273-6275) during office hours or at the WRC Welcome Desk during open recreation hours. At the WRC Welcome Desk you can pay by check or credit card. In the RS office you may also pay with cash.

  2. A Punch Card: A punch card is good for six one-day passes may be purchased for $25.00 ($5.00 savings) in the RS office (WRC 101) or the Outdoor Recreation office (WRC 174, 319-273-7163) during office hours or at the WRC Welcome Desk during open recreation hours, with the same payment options as described above.

  3. An annual pass of $285.00 may be purchased in the RS office (WRC 101) during office hours. The $285 allows unlimited climbing over the course of the year, from late-August to late-August and is pro-rated through the year.  For annual pass participants, a UNI ID card (a one-time expense through the Department of Residence Office, 319-273-2333) needs to be purchased, which is scanned at the Welcome Desk each time the individual comes to the Wellness/Recreation Center.  The UNI Parking office can provide information regarding parking options and fees for the year, 319-273-3179. 

Community climbing privileges are restricted to the climbing wall; other activity areas of the WRC are not included. Climbers are provided a helmet and harness at the wall, though they may choose to purchase their own.  Climbers may wear their clean gym shoes, rent RS climbing shoes, or purchase their own climbing shoes.  If interested, RS offers a Belay Clinic regularly, which trains climbers to belay for each other and then authorizes them to use RS belay devices to do that.  Being belay certified allows climbers to be less dependent on RS staff for belaying, but is not necessary.  Our staff enjoy providing the belaying, instruction and coaching.

If you have questions about Community Climbing, contact Tim Klatt at, 319-273-7120. See here for climbing wall hours.


If there is an accommodation you need in order to participate in a RS program or activity, please contact WRC 101 at (319) 273-6275.


Human Dignity

We believe that all people, regardless of their differences, should treat each other with mutual respect and dignity. Diversity and individual rights will be honored and respected.