The Rec Sports Climbing Centers offer something fun for all levels of experience and are open to the general public. For facility rentals, see Rec Sports rentals and reservations or contact our Rec Sports Scheduling office at 541-737-6783. 

There are two climbing walls managed through Rec Sports. One is located inside the East Entry of Dixon Recreation Center. The other climbing wall is located inside McAlexander Fieldhouse.

Dixon Recreation Center & McAlexander Fieldhouse Hours

Maps of Dixon Recreation Center & McAlexander Fieldhouse

Dixon Climbing Center - 42.5ft tall
  • Universally accessible rappel station
  • Top-rope climbing
  • Bouldering cave
  • Hang boards
  • Cracks, aretes, and overhangs

Presently, a reservation is required to use the Dixon Climbing Center.

Make a Reservation


McAlexander Climbing Center - 43ft tall
  • Instructional deck
  • Top-rope climbing
  • 60 linear ft bouldering wall



All necessary equipment is provided for free check out to participants, including harness, ropes, belay devices and carabiners. We offer climbing shoe rentals.

We also sell chalk balls at the Adventure Leadership Institute Desk.

Drop-In Activities

Belay Certifications

Top-rope climbing requires a belay certification. Classes are free for students and offered daily. 

Family Climb Time

Click here for Family Climb Hours and Policies. Due to current space capacity restraints, Family Climb Time is temporarily suspended. 

Open Bouldering 

Bouldering is available in the Dixon Climbing Center during the following hours

To boulder, participants need a Bouldering Waiver on file.

Lead Climbing Times

Climbers who have passed the Lead Climbing Certification class are allowed to lead at the supervisor’s discretion whenever the gym is open. Prerequisites: Gym lead climb certified. Lead Climbing Waiver.

Term Climbing Pass Membership

Rec Sports offers term climbing passes for sale to the general public. The ICC General Public Membership can be found online under Climbing Pass & Waivers

Special Services & Events

Vert Fest

Corvallis’ only indoor climbing competition!

Vert Fest 2021 will have an in-person and remote competition. 

Youth Policies & Guidelines

Please refer to Recreational Sports Youth Access Guidelines for information about access and eligibility for climbing.

Note: Those under 18 need a parent/guardian to sign a youth waiver (pdf) on a yearly basis to use the Climbing Center.