Loyola University Maryland

Department of Recreation and Wellness

Climbing Wall

Students on indoor climbing wall

Rock climbing challenges the body and the mind.

No experience necessary to come climb. Let our trained staff belay you up the wall on our different top route routes. Find routes for beginner and advanced skill levels at the Climbing Wall. Use our bouldering cave for unroped climbing!

Learn to Belay

New to climbing?  Tired of standing in line for a belay?  Attend a belay class or one of our workshops

  • Learn about Loyola's wall, the sport of climbing, and become belay certified. 
  • Classes and workshops are offered throughout the semester. 
  • Look for the interest list on the climbing wall's desk, contact us, or sign up online.

Belay Class Offerings- Fall 2019

Every Sunday in October from 5:00-7:00pm  

* Belay Class dates and times will change every month. Check back for the November Belay Class Offerings. *

The Ascent

Loyola's annual climbing competition is hosted each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Stay updated on current events on The Ascent's Facebook page

Registration is NOW OPEN! Sign-up today for the early registration price of $20 (day of registration is $25). All participants get a free Ascent tee shirt! 

  • All profits benefit a local, Baltimore nonprofit  
  • Open to all College students and recent graduates of no more than one year ago
  • Part of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Climbing Series
  • Other schools in the series:
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • University of Maryland
    • Towson University
    • Gettysburg College
    • York College of Pennsylvania
    • St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Fall & Spring Semester Hours of Operation

Sunday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

The climbing wall has limited hours during exams and college breaks.

Summer Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday- Sunday: Closed


Phone: 410-617-5437
Email: climbing@loyola.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LoyolaOAE