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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.

Climbing Programs
Group Sessions

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. Ask to try our drytooling picks as well.

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

Open Climbing Hours

North Shore Wall


The North Shore Wall is subject to closure for trainings, classes and other events. Please call (218) 726-6257 ahead of your trip to check availability. Open hours run from the first full week of school to the last week before finals. The wall will be closed January 23rd, January 30th, February 5th-6th, March 4th-13th
(spring break), and during our annual competition, April 16. The wall closes for the year May 14.


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

Session Pass:

$3 UMD Students/ $10 Others

5-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

First Week Free!!

Climbing is FREE during the first week of Open Climbing Hours, January 19-23rd. Instructors are always on hand to help answer questions, fit equipment and instruct new climbers.

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.

Group Climbing Sessions

Set up your own date and time for a group of up to 15 people. Goals include exploring teamwork, group communication, trust or just having fun. Reservation times are based on availability. Call (218) 726- 6257 two weeks in advance to schedule your group session. Includes all gear and instruction.
Cost: $80 per hour (per group of up to 15 people)/$50 UMD student groups

Climbing Birthday Parties

Active fun for kids ages 7 and up! Parties include private use of the Inland Wall, instruction, equipment and treats hidden on the wall for climbers to find. Call (218) 726-6257 two weeks in advance to schedule your climbing birthday party. Cost: $85 per hour (per group of up to 12 people). Includes all gear and instruction.




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