Lindseth Climbing Center and Noyes K2 Bouldering Wall

 

Bouldering

Top Roping

Lead Climbing

8,000 Square Feet

 

 

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Get Started Climbing During Open Hours

Account Log in/Set up

  • Set up account
  • Purchase passes

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

Community and climbers outside of Cornell

  • Must first take a "Learn the Ropes" class, a group climbing lesson, or a private lesson.
  • Once you have taken a lesson at the Lindseth Climbing Center you become "affiliated"
    and can purchase a wall pass to climb at the Lindseth Climbing Center and the
    Noyes K2 Bouldering Wall during open hours.
  • Affiliated community members cannot escort unaffiliated climbers
  • Credit card, check and Bursar are accepted at Lindseth Climbing Center.
    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 climb at the wall.    
  • Cornell faculty, staff, students and alumni may escort up to two unaffiliated guests to the climbing center.
  • Spouses/partners, children, parents, and siblings of Cornell students, faculty, staff and alumni can follow the same procedures as listed above.

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

Please contact Josh Giblin, Climbing Wall Manager, with any questions.  

 

Belaying

All belayers must past a Belay Proficiency Test
This free test must be taken at the beginning of your visit, and a day pass purchase is not required just to take the test.

Fees

 
  YOUTH (Under 13)

STUDENT (Cornell or under 18)

NON-STUDENT

 

Day Pass

$5 $10 $15

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30 Day Pass $25 $50 $65

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Semester Pass
Fall valid 8/1 - 1/31
Spring valid 1/1 - 5/31
Summer valid 5/1 - 8/31
$55 $110 $190

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Annual Pass
Valid 365 days from purchase date
$100 $200 $350

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10 Visit Punch Card
(non-transferable)
$40 $80 $135

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CORNELL FITNESS CENTER and WELLNESS MEMBERS

Must have active CFC/Wellness Pass to Purchase* STUDENT (Cornell or under 18) NON-STUDENT  
Single Semester Add-On Pass
Fall valid 8/1 - 1/31
Spring valid 1/1 - 5/31
Summer valid 5/1 - 8/31
$50 $85

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Multi-Semester Add-On Pass
Valid 8/1/18 - 8/15/19,
regardless of date of purchase
$90 $160

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Best Value: Students/Staff with Cornell Fitness Center or Wellness Membership can purchase a climbing add-on pass for their children (under 18)/partner for the same price!
*Group Fitness Class Pass does not receive these prices.

Equipment Fees (Purchase in person)

Shoe Rental $5 per day (+ tax) or $50 per 30 days (+ tax)
Harness/ Belay Kit Rental Free 

No refunds. Contact Josh Giblin with any questions.

Learn the Ropes or Learn to Lead Lesson

Sign up for Learn the Ropes Here

Not affiliated with Cornell but want to climb at our wall? New to climbing and looking for a head start? No problem! Sign up for a Learn The Ropes session and you can be climbing and belaying in no time. Our instructors will provide you with the necessary information to safely and successfully climb at the Lindseth Climbing Center and Kay 2 Bouldering Wall!

The course fee of $35 includes:

  • 2 hours of climbing instruction, with a focus on toprope belay instruction
  • 2 FREE day passes, including equipment ($40 value!)
  • Rental climbing shoes, harness, and a belay device
  • 1:4 student to instructor ratio ensures personal attention

Learn The Ropes (LTR) is offered most days during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

  • Monday - Friday from 7:30-9:30pm
  • Saturday from 2:30-4:30pm
  • Sunday from 4:30-6:30pm
  • Please arrive ready to start at the designated start time
    • Arriving 15 or more minutes late may result in rescheduling
    • No refunds for no show, must cancel 24 hours ahead to receive refund.

Under 13 years old: Must have parent and child participating in LTR

Contact Josh Giblin with questions.

Group size is limited to 4, so we suggest signing up prior to your session to guarantee a spot. If registering a group larger than 4, please contact specialprograms@cornell.edu.

Sign up for Learn the Ropes Here , over the phone at 607-255-6183, or in person at B01 Bartels Hall.

We’ll see you on the wall!

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 3-hour sessions, for a total of six hours of instruction. Top rope belay certification is required and we recommend you should be comfortable climbing at 5.9 or higher grades. All equipment is included in the course fee of $100.

To schedule a lead climbing lesson, contact Josh Giblin at least one week in advance of your desired lesson date. Please include your climbing partner's contact information (if you have one), your preferred dates and times, and your preferred method of payment. The Climbing Wall Manager will contact you to schedule and 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 30 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

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. Fee includes two additional day passes per person. Groups of 1 to 4 only.

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