Climbing Center

Calvin's climbing wall

The Climbing Center has a 40’ high by 50’ wide climbing wall as well as a bouldering wall to improve your climbing skills. There are 50+ routes and 30 bouldering problems for beginners, intermediate and advanced climbers. The center is used for classes during the day and has open climbing hours in the evening.

Open Hours | Located in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex (campus map).

About the Climbing Center

The climbing wall, equipment, and instruction is FREE to all Calvin students, faculty and staff. All climbers must complete a climbing waiver. All Calvin groups, floors, or events MUST reserve the wall by contacting Calvin Event Services at

  • 38'H x 80'W climbing wall
  • A beautiful simulated rock freeform surface inspired by Red River Gorge in Kentucky
  • 16 hanging ropes
  • 8 “splitter” cracks
  • over 40 routes designed for all abilities from 5.4 – 5.13
  • A 50’ diameter boulder
  • Designated instructional times
  • Designated women only times
  • Designated lead climbing times
  • Designated faculty/staff and family climbing times
  • Highly trained instructional staff!


If you have questions, comments, or are interested in employment at the Calvin Climbing Center, please contact Ryan Rooks at