Climbing Walls

Person climbing top rope wall in state gym.

Climbing Wall

Top Rope Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 4 PM - 10 PM
Friday 4 PM - 8 PM
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 2 PM - 5 PM

State Gym Top-Rope (Hours are subject to change due to route re-sets and private events).

  • Allowing full capacity
  • No Wait list, first come first served
  • Liquid chalk is available for patron use
  • We will provide all climbing gear needed to use the top-rope wall for no cost


State Boulders – Open when the facility is open. Included in your membership

Lied Bouldering Wall – Open when the facility is open. Included in your membership

Basic Information

ISU has climbing walls at State Gym and Lied Recreation Center. Top Rope wall at State Gym has supervised hours. Bouldering walls at both locations open during facility hours.

(Climbing shoes, harnesses, and chalk are free for ISU Pass-holders).

Do you want to take your climbing experience to new heights?

Adventure provides a full range of instructional workshops! We also host several events and climbing competitions, and you can even rent the climbing wall for your own exclusive climbing wall party.

  • Person Climbing top rope wall.

    Climbing Procedures

  • Rec Staff working on Climbing Wall

    Rec Services Staff Procedures

  • Detail image of rope for the climbing wall

    Children at the Climbing Wall


Looking for something fun and challenging for your group to do? The Top Rope Wall located at State Gym can be reserved for events and parties, check out the pricing listed below. 

Anyone can rent the climbing wall and Adventure will provide all the necessary equipment and instruction.

Reservations should be made 15 days in advance.

Renting the Climbing Wall
Price Per Hour: Group:
$60 Registered Student Organizations
$70 University Groups
$120 Non-University Groups