OA Climbing Wall


Location: OA's state-of-the-art Climbing Wall in the southeast corner of Football Stadium (second level). FREE for Princeton University students, faculty & staff with PU ID.

Bring Your Group

If you want a fun group team building activity for your campus organization, schedule a night at the Wall. Contact Outdoor Action for details: 609-258-6230.

Friday November 28, 2014

OA Climbing Wall Opens after Fall Break

OA Climbing Wall LogoThe Outdoor Action top rope climbing room is 32 feet high and 66 feet across with 14 belay stations. It incorporates the latest in climbing wall technology with both vertical and overhanging sections as well as a roof and three artificial cracks. Climbers of all abilities are welcome. Experienced instructors will be on hand to teach skills and assist in solving particular climbing routes. OA will provide harness and climbing shoes.The Climbing Wall is open throughout the academic year except during breaks, reading period and final exams.

Climbing is FREE for Princeton University students, faculty and staff. Never Climbed Before? No experience necessary! We'll teach you!

The Climbing Wall Fall Hours - Starting November 3

  • Mondays: 4:30-6:30pm

  • Tuesdays: 8-10pm

  • Wednesdays: 8-10pm

  • Fridays: 4:30-6:30pm

Only members of the University community are allowed to climb. PU ID required.

AI Climbing Nights - FREE Climbing & FREE Food

Come enjoy "hanging out" (literally) at the Wall for AI Nights when the OA Climbing Wall is open for FREE for everyone (PUID required). We'll have music, snacks, and a great atmosphere for both newcomers and experienced climbers. Check it out! Funded by the Trustee Alcohol Initiative Fund.

Thurs 11/6 - (11:59 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.)

Thursday 11/13 - (11:59 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.)

Thursday, 11/20 - (11:59 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.)

Thursday, 12/4 - (11:59 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.)

Thursday, 12/8 - (11:59 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.)


Bouldering Trip to Haycock

Saturday, 11/8

Join the OA climbing staff a fun-filled afternoon of outdoor rock climbing—open to all skill levels from beginner to advanced, this isn’t just any old climbing trip. Bouldering is a type of rock climbing which occurs lower to the ground and without all of the equipment of a rope-based climbing trip. It is like taking the best parts of a climbing route, scrunching them together onto one 15-foot boulder and using protective mats called Crash Pads to support you from the ground. Shoes, chalk bag, crash pads and friends are all you need to enjoy a day out on the rock. All equipment will be provided in the cost of the trip.
Sign up at the OA TripStore

Learn to Rock Climb - Rocks 101

Mondays; 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, and 12/1

Rock Climbing is a sport that works the entire you. It's combination of great strength training, a great core workout, delicate gymnastic-like movement, and a challenging mental exercise figuring out your next move on the Wall. OA's indoor Climbing Wall is a fantastic place to get started in this sport. Our Rocks 101 Class is an introduction to Rock Climbing which will teach you all the fundamental skills you'll need to enjoy this dynamic sport including: how to belay another climber on a rope, balance techniques, weight shifts, different types of handholds and climbing strategies. Open to Princeton students, faculty and staff. Sign up at the OA TripStore

What's Indoor Climbing All About?

Where on campus is the OA Climbing Wall?Climbing Wall Location




The Wall is inside the southeast column on the second level of the Football Stadium. Click here for pdf file of OA Climbing Wall open hours and map.




Rock Climbing Resources Bouldering

Local Climbing Areas

  • Ralph Stover State Park, PA
  • Allamuchy State Park, NJ
  • Delaware Water Gap, NJ & PA
  • The Gunks, NY