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OA Climbing Wall

OA Wall-EditedGrey.jpgAfter 25 years, Outdoor Action's Climbing Wall at the Armory was retired when the Armory was demolished to make way for the new Chemistry building. In the fall of 2007 the University built a new state-of-the art climbing wall for OA inside the southeast column of the football stadium. Entre Prises in Bend, Oregon, the largest and oldest manufacturer of climbing walls in the country, contructed the wall.

Top Rope Climbing

The top rope climbing room is 32 feet high and 66 feet across with 14 belay stations and doubles the square footage of the old climbing wall. It incorporates the latest in climbing wall technology with both vertical and overhanging sections as well as a roof and three artificial cracks.

Bouldering

Bouldering is permitted anyway below the 'Red Line' at the Climing Wall. There are a always a number of boulder probelms set up.

OA's state-of-the art climbing wall is inside the southeast column on the second level of the football stadium. The top rope climbing room is 32 feet high and 66 feet across with 12 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 will be open only to students, faculty, and staff of Princeton University and PUID required. Children of members of the University community may climb with a parent present. The Climbing Wall is open throughout the academic year except during breaks and final exams.

OA Climbing Wall Spring Hours 

  • Mondays: 4:30-6:30pm

  • Tuesdays: 8-10pm

  • Wednesdays: 8-10pm

  • Fridays: 4:30-6:30pm

Only members of the University community are allowed to climb. PU ID required.

Thursday Night Rocks! Free Late Night Climbing supported by the Alcohol Initiative

10:30pm- Midnight

No previous experience is required and OA provides the gear, music, snacks and fun! Climb every Thursday night except during mid-terms. Limited to students with PU ID. Location: OA's Climbing Wall in the southeast corner of Football Stadium (second level). Thursday night climbing is funded by the Trustee Alcohol Initiative Fund promoting non-alcoholic social activities on campus.

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  • October 15
  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 12
  • November 19
  • December 3
  • December 10

Climbing Wall Location

New to the Climbing Wall?

Climbers of all abilities are welcome. Only individuals who have passed the belaying course are eligible to belay at the Wall. OA offers free belaying classes for new climbers to give you instruction on how to properly tie-in and belay. Classes are offered during all regular Wall hours.

Where is the OA Climbing Wall on campus?

The OA Climbing Wall is inside the southeast column on the second level of the football stadium.

Your Group at the Wall

If you want a fun group building activity for your organization or group, schedule a night at the Wall. Contact OA Program oa@, for details, 8-6230.

Belaying Classes & Climber Authorization:

OA offers free belaying classes for new climbers to give you instruction on how to properly tie-in and belay. Classes are offered at during regular Wall hours. Only individuals who have passed the belaying course are eligible to belay at the Wall. For more information on belaying check out the OA Guide to Belaying.

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