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Climbing Wall


Hours

The indoor climbing wall is 7 days a week: Monday–Thursday 4–10:00 p.m., Friday 1–9:00 p.m., and Saturday–Sunday 4–7:00 p.m. when classes are in session. Please check the center's detailed calendar for specifics.

We also host an intro hour Fridays at 1:00 p.m for anyone interested in learning climbing. Westminster faculty and staff are welcome at the wall during any of our open hours, and on the last Friday of each month from 12–1:00 p.m. for our exclusive Faculty/Staff Climbing Hour.

We are closed for college holidays, breaks, and some special events.


Upcoming Events

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Intro Climbing Hour

Fridays, 1:00 p.m.

Location: Bishop’s Wall in Eccles HWAC

This time is dedicated to new climbers who want to “learn the ropes”. No equipment or experience required– just come ready to climb. If you haven’t already, please complete the Climbing Wall Registration before arriving.

Cost: Free

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Faculty/Staff Climbing Hour

Last Friday of each month, 12:00 p.m.

Location: Bishop’s Wall in Eccles HWAC

Heard of “walking meetings?” Now you can have climbing meetings too! Or just come climb. No equipment or experience required– just come ready to climb.. If you haven’t already, please complete the Climbing Wall Registration before arriving.

Please note that due to the Thanksgiving holiday our Nov. 2022 faculty/staff climbing hour will be held on Friday, Nov. 18.

Cost: Free

 

Check the outdoor program calendar for climbing events.


About the Wall

Ryan Edward Bishop was a business major at Westminster College. He was well known and much beloved on campus for his kind and joyful disposition and for his passion for Utah's mountain landscape. Ryan took great pleasure in sharing his love for the outdoors with friends and fellow students, particularly those who were experiencing the outdoors for the first time.

Ryan passed away on April 28, 2011. Bishop's Wall was dedicated to him on October 27, 2011, to honor his love of adventure, challenge and fellowship. Climb for Bishop! 

Thanks to a generous donor, Bishop’s Wall was fully rebuilt in 2022 by Vertical Solutions. The indoor climbing wall offers 48 vertical feet of top-rope, lead climbing, and bouldering routes of all levels. Our experienced student instructors teach introductory classes, lead climbing, belay certification, and climbing technique clinics. Every year we host fall and spring climbing competitions, special events for groups on campus, academic classes, and activities to get everyone more involved with climbing! Private groups can connect with us to inquire about using Bishop’s Wall for one-time and ongoing events. Contact Caitlin, Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs (cstandish@westminstercollege.edu) for more details.

The Outdoor Bouldering Wall is a "use at your own risk" facility on the west side of the Bassis Center. There are designated poles at the Outdoor Bouldering Wall where you may set up a slackline. The Outdoor Program rents slacklines to the Westminster Community for use at the Outdoor Bouldering Facility.

You can complete the online waiver before coming to the wall.