Hours & Location
Visit ARC open hours to see when the adventure center and climbing wall are open. The climbing wall is located on the concourse level of the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC).
*Large Groups (over 8 guests) should make advance reservations by emailing: AdventureRecreation@illinois.edu. We also encourage you to download and complete the waiver forms listed below and bring them with you.
The climbing wall is a 35.5-foot tall, state-of-the-art manufactured structure designed to challenge first-timers or seasoned vets. Routes are changed regularly to maintain a high level of fun and challenge. You don’t need experience, equipment, or a belayer. We have it all. Just drop in during open climbing hours and the staff will outfit you with the necessary gear for a small fee and provide you with a belay.
We also offer a variety of clinics to help increase your climbing skills. When you complete our indoor top-rope endorsement clinic/test you will be allowed to belay and climb on the wall without the assistance of our staff.
Want to increase the challenge? Complete our indoor lead climbing clinic and experience the thrill of putting the rope up as you climb. There are also climbing clinics designed specifically for families and kids.
Want to take your climbing adventure outdoors? We can help!
First-time participants should print and complete the following waivers to speed up your orientation.
- General Climbing Wall Policies (pdf)
- Liability Waiver (pdf)
- Helmet Waiver (pdf)
- Personal Equipment Waiver (pdf)
All endorsements must be renewed annually.