Lindseth Climbing Wall

               

Get started climbing during Open Hours

Sign up for a Learn to Climb Lesson

Take a private or group lesson

Take a PE credit rock climbing class

         Download the Climbing Wall Waiver

         Watch the Climbing Wall Orientation Video

 

 

 

Get Started Climbing During Open Hours

Anyone can learn to rock climb at the Lindseth Climbing Wall. Cornell students, faculty, staff, alumni, their immediate family members and guests need only sign a waiver and purchase a wall pass to begin to practice on the wall.  Former participants in our rock climbing classes, summer camps, group or private lessons are also allowed to continue developing their skills during open hours

Note, however, that belayers are not provided during open hours. If you have never climbed before and are interested climbing on rope, you'll need to schedule a climbing lesson. Your instructor will belay for you as you climb and teach you the skills necessary to obtain a belay certification at the wall.

If you are not affiliated with COE or Cornell University, you can begin to use the wall by taking a short group climbing lesson or private lesson.

Guests

Cornell faculty, staff, students and alumni may bring up to two unaffiliated guest to the climbing walls. Graduates of Private Climbing Lessons or group contracts may not bring guests. Guests may only climb while their Cornell host is present.

CFC Members

Bring proof of CFC membership to COE headquarters (basement Bartels Hall) or wherever CFC passes are sold, and purchase the ultimate fitness pass at the discounted rate.

 

Sign up for a Learn to Climb Lesson

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 To Climb session.  Our experienced instructors will provide you with the basic techniques necessary to successfully and safely climb at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

The course fee of $35 includes:

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

Learn To Climb Sessions are held:

Every Saturday afternoon: 1pm to 3pm

Every Wednesday evening: 7pm to 9pm

Participants must register at least 24 hours in advance. 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 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 to participate in a Learn to Climb session.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Special Programs Coordinator at specialprograms@cornell.edu 

 

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 clubs 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 COE, review the necessary paperwork, outfit you with shoes, helmet, and harness, and take you up to the wall.

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 607-254-1357 or specialprograms@cornell.edu or complete the Private Climbing Lesson Request Form 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.

Meet your instructor at the arranged time at the Philips Outdoor Program Center (B01 Bartels Hall).  You will watch a 10-minute orientation video and sign a legal release, then go up to the climbing wall to begin your lesson. 

Set Up a Group Climbing Session for 5 or more people

Contact our Special Programs Coordinator at 607-254-1357 or specialprograms@cornell.edu or Complete the Group Climbing Session Request Form 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.

Meet your instructor at the arranged time at the Philips Outdoor Program Center (B01 Bartels Hall).  You will watch a 10-minute orientation video and sign a legal release, then go up to the climbing wall to begin your lesson.

 

Orientation Video