Climbing Clinics

Climbing Clinics are available for Temple University students, staff, and alumni. While many of the Climbing Wall's offerings are free of charge, some clinics require reservations and may have associated fees. Reservations may be made with a staff member at the Climbing Wall. They'll also help you process any associated clinic payments, which can be paid in Diamond Dollars, cash, or check. Private sessions and special appointments must be scheduled outside of normal operating hours.


For more information about Climbing Clinics or to make an appointment, visit the Climbing Wall, or call:




Intro to Climbing

Cost: $10

Private Session Cost: $25

Intro to Climbing clinics are designed to make students self-sufficient climbers. During the clinic, students will learn how to fit a harness, tie a figure-8 retrace knot, set up a belay device, and how to belay and lower a climber. This session is instruction based. Prior climbing experience is recommended. A Try-A-Climb is sufficient experience. All equipment is provided. All clinics must be scheduled in advance.

Fall session schedule: Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:00PM - 10:00PM


By Appointment

Lead Climbing 101

Cost: $20

Lead climbing and lead belaying are complex activities that build upon top-rope skills with new techniques and enhanced risk management. This session will cover belayer movement and positioning, clipping techniques, resting and stances, how to fall, and how to catch a fall properly. Climbers interested in taking the clinic should have at least one year of top-rope experience and be able to comfortably climb 5.9. All sessions must be scheduled in advance.