Lindseth Climbing Center and Noyes K2 Bouldering Wall

 

Bouldering

Top Roping

Lead Climbing

8,000 Square Feet

 

 

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Due to Summer Construction at Cornell - Please enter through the front doors of Bartels Hall to access the Lindseth Climbing Center. Thanks!

Get Started Climbing During Open Hours

Anyone can learn to rock climb at the Lindseth Climbing Center.

Community and climbers outside of Cornell

  • Begin to use the wall by first taking a "Learn the Ropes" or a short group climbing lesson or private lesson.
  • Once you have taken a lesson at the Lindseth Climbing Center you will have everything on file that you need to climb at the Lindseth Climbing Center and the Noyes K2 Bouldering Wall during open hours.  
  • Note that the only payment method accepted at the Noyes facility is a student bursar account.  

Cornell students, faculty, staff, alumni, and up to two sponsored guests  

  • Need only sign a waiver and purchase a wall pass to begin to practice on the wall.    
  • Cornell faculty, staff, students and alumni may bring up to two unaffiliated guest to the climbing center.
  • Spouses and children of Cornell students, faculty, staff and alumni can follow the same procedures as listed above but cannot bring guests.

Former participants in our rock climbing classes, summer camps, group or private lessons 

Please contact the climbing center manager with any questions.  

 

Belaying

All belayers must past a Belay Proficiency Test.  

Fees

 
 

STUDENT (Cornell or under 18)

NON-STUDENT CORNELL FITNESS CENTER and WELLNESS MEMBERS 

Day Pass

$10 $15  
30 Day Pass $50 $65  
Semester Pass (fall valid 8/20-1/31, spring valid 1/1-5/31), summer valid 5/1-8/31) $110 $190 $50 add on
Annual Pass (valid 9/1/16-8/31/17) $200 $350 $50 add on
10 Visit Punch Card $80 $135  
Shoe Rental $5 per day    
Harness/Belay kit Rental Free    

Best Value: Students/Staff with Cornell Fitness Center or Wellness Membership can purchase a climbing add on for their children (under 18) for only $30 for the semester and $50 for the year!

 

Sign up for a Learn the Ropes or Learn to Lead Lesson

There will be no Learn the Ropes on July 1, 2, 5, 8 & 9.

Learn the Ropes

If you are new to climbing or not affiliated with Cornell in any way you can start climbing on the wall by attending a Learn the Ropes session.  Our experienced instructors will provide you with the basic techniques necessary to successfully and safely climb at the Lindseth Climbing Center.

The course fee of $35 includes:

  • 2 Hours of Climbing Instruction
  • All Necessary Equipment
  • 2 Day Passes for More Climbing (shoes included)

Learn the Ropes Sessions are held:

Most Saturdays: 1pm to 3pm

Most Sundays: 1pm to 3pm

Most Wednesdays: 7pm to 9pm

Participants must register by 4pm on Tuesday for Wednesday Sessions and 1pm on Friday for Saturday and Sunday Sessions. Registration is accepted over the phone at 607-255-6183 or in person at B01 Bartels Hall.   Payment must be in the form of a check, credit card, or bursar at time of registration.  Any cancellation must be processed more than 24 hours in advance, and is otherwise non-refundable.  To reschedule a missed lesson you will be charged half of the fee of your lesson again.  Participants must be at least 13 years old or have an adult enrolled to participate with them. If you have any questions, please contact our Special Programs Coordinator at specialprograms@cornell.edu.

Learn to Lead

If you are a competent and experinced top rope climber, you may be interested in taking your climbing to the next level by learning to lead climb.  The new Lindseth Climbing Center is equipped for lead climbing at all levels.  The class consists of two three-hour meetings, for a total of six hours of instruction. Top rope belay certification is required and we recommend you can comfortably climb at 5.9 or higher. All equipment is included in the course fee of $100.

To schedule a lead climbing lesson, contact our Special Programs Coordinator at 607-254-8255 or specialprograms@cornell.edu at least one week in advance of your desired lesson date. Our Special Programs Coordinator will contact you to confirm your lesson date and time.  Payment is due in full at time of registration. Any cancellation must be processed more than 24 hours in advance, and is otherwise non-refundable.  To reschedule a missed lesson you will be charged half of the fee of your lesson again.  Participants must be at least 15 years old to participate in a Learn to Lead session

 

Private and Group Climbing Lessons

Climbing Lessons

COE offers climbing lessons for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities. Group lessons are an excellent way for friends or groups to begin climbing. Whether you are new to the sport wishing to learn the basics, or a seasoned climber wanting to take your technique to the next level, we can provide you and your friends the highest level of instruction with a great instructor to participant ratio. We can accommodate up to 40 participants and host birthday parties, scout troops, school groups, community organizations, and corporate groups all year round.

Our staff will meet you at the wall, review the necessary paperwork, outfit you with shoes and harness, and get you climbing.

Fees

  • For 1 person: $45 per person (for minimum 2 hour lesson) + $25 for each additional hour
  • Groups of 2-4: $40 per person (for minimum 2 hour lesson) + $20 per person for each additional hour
  • Groups of 5-20: $34 per person (for minimum 2 hour lesson) + $17 per person for each additional hour
  • Groups of 21-30: $28 per person (for minimum 2 hour lesson) + $14 per person for each additional hour
  • Groups of 31-40: $26 per person (for minimum 2 hour lesson) + $12 per person for each additional hour

This fee includes instruction for your group and all the necessary climbing gear.

Set Up a Private Climbing Lesson for 1 to 4 people

Contact our Special Programs Coordinator at 607-254-8255 or specialprograms@cornell.edu at least one week in advance of your desired lesson date. Our Special Programs Coordinator will contact you to confirm your lesson date and time.  Payment is due in full at time of registration.

Set Up a Group Climbing Session for 5 or more people

Contact our Special Programs Coordinator at 607-254-8255 or specialprograms@cornell.edu at least two weeks in advance of your desired event date. Our Climbing Programs Coordinator will contact you to confirm your request and will send more information for the event.

 

Orientation Video