OA Climbing Wall Open Hours
The Outdoor Action top rope climbing room is 32 feet high and 66 feet across with 14 belay stations. It incorporates the latest in climbing wall technology with both vertical and overhanging sections as well as a roof and three artificial cracks. Climbers of all abilities are welcome. Experienced instructors will be on hand to teach skills and assist in solving particular climbing routes. OA will provide harness and climbing shoes.The Climbing Wall is open throughout the academic year except during breaks, reading period and final exams.
Climbing is FREE for Princeton University students, faculty and staff.
Only members of the University community are allowed to climb.The Wall is not open to the public.
Never Climbed Before? No experience necessary! We'll teach you!
Climbing Wall Spring Semester Hours
Learn to Belay Classes - FREE
Bouldering Competition - Saturday 10/15 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM FREE
Lead Climbing Indoors 201 Class - Saturday 10/22 and Sunday 10/23
The class will focus on:
- Belaying: how to spot, belay, and catch a lead climber
- Leading: how to climb the sharp end of the rope with maximal safety
- Clipping: how to avoid back clipping and Z-clipping
- Positioning: how to clip efficiently in a variety of positions
- Falling: how to position yourself to fall in the safest manner
What's Indoor Climbing All About?
Rock Climbing Resources
- Hanging Out - The Outdoor Action Climbing Wall - Princeton Alumni Weekly, November 8, 2000
- Using the OA Climbing Wall
- OA Guide to Belaying
- History of the OA Climbing Wall
- The Joe Palmer '84 Memorial Fund - help support the OA Climbing Program
- Supporting the New Climbing Wall - learn how you can help OA raise funds to endow the Climbing Program at Princeton
Local Climbing Areas
- Ralph Stover State Park, PA
- Allamuchy State Park, NJ
- Delaware Water Gap, NJ & PA
- The Gunks, NY