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your adventurous side through RSOP Climbing

Student climbing outdoors

Climbing provides opportunities for students and community members to participate in rock and ice based adventure pursuits.  Goals include skill development, social interaction and team building, environmental awareness and increased self-confidence!

UMD is a great place to climb indoors and outdoors. Duluth is located near some of the most beautiful, natural rock climbing areas in the Midwest. Explore these areas with us and take advantage of our fantastic indoor climbing facilities. All sessions include climbing equipment and instruction. Join us for the fun! Your first climbing session is free for UMD students! Bring your U Card to the RSOP office for your free pass.

Inland Wall:

Tucked on the far side of the ice rink/tennis courts, the inland wall simulates climbing on actual rock far more closely than most modern climbing walls. Realistic flakes, ledges, cracks will take you to the top of this historically significant climbing wall. The bouldering cave attached to the Inland Wall rounds out a spectacular array of possibilities for climbing on campus at UMD.

North Shore Climbers Club meets from 6-9pm on Tuesdays. The inland wall can be opened during regular climbing hours by request.

North Shore Wall:

The North Shore Wall has a prominent place in the Sports and Health Center. Extending two stories into a skylight, the wall is fully sport-lead capable. Equipped with a simulated ice climbing route, multiple crack systems, a rappel ledge and a great bouldering area, the North Shore Wall offers a wide variety of climbing options.

North Shore Wall Open Hours
Monday-Thursday 4-8pm
Friday & Saturday 3-5:45pm
Sunday Closed

*The North Shore Wall is subject to closure for trainings and other events. Please call ahead to check availability. Open hours run from the first full week of school to the last week before finals. Closed during finals.

Prices include harnesses, ropes, belay devices, carabiners, instruction and shoes.

Session Pass:
$3 UMD Students/ $10 Others5-Punch Pass:
$10 UMD Students/ $30 Others

Semester Pass (includes shoes):
$30 UMD Students/ $90 Others

Year Pass (includes shoes):
$50 UMD Students/ $150 Others

Free Bouldering
Focusing on core strength, balance and coordination, bouldering is a great addition to any work out. Add a challenge to your everyday work out with a bouldering routine. Anyone with a facility or climbing pass may boulder at no additional cost during regular facility hours other than open climbing hours. During open climbing hours you must have a climbing pass to boulder or climb. Please keep your feet below the four-foot high red line.