West Georgia Outdoors' climbing wall offers UWG students, faculty and staff an alternative way to exercise and socialize for free. Located in the Campus Center, the climbing wall measures 48 feet tall and can be used by climbers of all skill levels (no experience necessary). Climbers have the option to boulder, top rope or sport climb.

Regular Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Climbing Activities

  • Climbing Workshops

    Climbing workshops are designed to develop climbers as they advance in their skills. Students, faculty and staff can register for these free educational workshops offered on many occasions. Register online at myrec.westga.edu.

    Intro to Climbing (Beginner) - 2 hours

    • August 23, 6-8 p.m.
    • September 13, 1-3 p.m.
    • September 26, 6-8 p.m.
    • October 23, 6-8 p.m.

    Intro to Belaying (Beginner) - 2 hours

    • September 6, 6-8 p.m.
    • September 20, 12-2 p.m.
    • October 10, 6-8 p.m.
    • November 6, 6-8 p.m.

    Sport Climbing (Belay-Certification Required) - 3 hours

    Sign up at the climbing wall to be scheduled into a course. Must already be belay certified.

    For more information, email wgo@westga.edu or stop by the climbing wall.

  • Climbing Events

    Climb Across the Country: El Capitan (August 14 - November 21)

    Do you have what it takes to summit El Capitan? Ask the staff how you can earn both swag and bragging rights by climbing a total of 3,000 vertical feet this semester for free.

    Rock Climbing Competition Series (October 20 - November 4)

    Prizes awarded to the top three climbers in each experience category (beginner, intermediate, advanced) as well as at randon to participants and spectators. It is free to compete. This is a partnership between West Georgia Outdoors and Competitive Sports as a part of the recreational sport leagues.

    For more information on climbing events, email wgo@westga.edu or stop by the climbing wall.