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.
Presently, a reservation is required to use the Dixon Climbing Center.
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.
Top-rope climbing requires a belay certification. Classes are free for students and offered daily.
Click here for Family Climb Hours and Policies. Due to current space capacity restraints, Family Climb Time is temporarily suspended.
Bouldering is available in the Dixon Climbing Center during the following hours.
To boulder, participants need a Bouldering Waiver on file.
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.
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.
Corvallis’ only indoor climbing competition!
Vert Fest 2021 will have an in-person and remote competition.
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.