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Climbing Wall


The climbing wall is open Monday–Thursday 4–11:00 p.m., Friday–Saturday 2–9:00 p.m., and Sunday 4–9:00 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.

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

Upcoming Events


Students on climbing wall in HWAC

Spring Bouldering Competition

March 31, 2022, 4:00–10 p.m.

Location: Bishop’s Wall In Eccles HWAC

This will be a non-gendered, skill-based competition with beginner, intermediate, and advanced categories! You will self assess your category. If you complete greater than 2 climbs in the next category up, you will be bumped to that category. General competition from 4pm - 9pm, finals from 9-10pm. Other fun includes a different sort of competition (TBA), raffles, pizza and prizes for finalists!

Cost: $3

male student climbing indoor rock wall

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

HWAC climbing wall and check in desk

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.

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! 

The Indoor Climbing Wall offers 46 vertical feet of top-roped and lead climbing routes of all levels. The Eldorado wall boasts sustained overhangs, a crack system, and challenging boulder problems. Our experienced student instructors teach introductory classes, lead climbing, belay certification, and climbing technique clinics. Every year we host competitions for Westminster students as well as the annual Intercollegiate Bouldering Competition, special events for groups on campus, academic classes, and activities to get everyone more involved with climbing!

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.

Online Climbing Wall Waiver— Complete this before coming to the wall!

Printable Climbing Wall Waiver