The Outdoor Action Climbing Wall is an indoor rock climbing & bouldering facility, 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 provides all equipment including climbing harness and climbing. The Climbing Wall is open throughout the academic year except during breaks, reading period and final exams. Supervision and coaching provided by OA Climbing Wall Staff.
Climbing is FREE for Princeton University students, faculty and staff.
Never Climbed Before? No experience necessary! We'll teach you!
Only students, faculty and staff of the University are allowed to climb. Princeton University photo ID required. Masks are required at all times.
OA Climbing Wall Open Hours
Open Hours - anyone can climb for FREE thanks to a grant from the TigerWell fund.
- Mondays 4:30 - 6:30
- Tuesdays 8:00 - 10:00 PM
- Wednesdays 8:00 - 10:00 PM
- Thursdays 10:00 - Midnight
- Fridays 4:30 - 6:30 PM
- Saturdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM - NEW
- Sundays 3:00 - 5:00 PM - NEW
Learn to Belay Classes - FREE
You must take a Belay Class and pass a separate Belay Test in order to belay at the OA Climbing Wall. Sign up at My.Princeton.edu
- Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Sundays 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Rock Climbing 101 Class
Rock Climbing is a sport that works the entire you. It's great combination of strength training, a core workout, delicate gymnastic-like movement, and a challenging mental exercise figuring out your next move on the Wall. OA's indoor Climbing Wall is a fantastic place to get started in this sport. Our Rock Climbing 101 Class is an introduction to Rock Climbing which will teach you all the fundamental skills you'll need to enjoy this dynamic sport including: how to belay another climber on a rope, balance techniques, weight shifts, different types of handholds and climbing strategies. Open to Princeton students, faculty and staff. You learn all the skills you need to begin growing in this fantastic sport! Sign up at My.Princeton.edu search for Rock Climbing 101.
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 6:30 PM November 3, 10, 17 and December 1
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 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