The Tom W. Davis Climbing Center features two state-of-the-art climbing walls, providing challenges and fun for beginning and experienced climbers alike. All climbing is on a drop-in basis including the main climbing wall, and our ice wall.
Who can use the climbing center?
The climbing center is open to any Ohio State student taking four (4) or more credit hours and all recreational sports members. Guests are also permitted, provided a member accompanies them.
Does it cost anything?
Use of the climbing center is free to students and members. Guests must pay $10 per day.
What kind of equipment do I need?
The climbing center provides climbing shoes and a harness at no charge; however, if you have your own equipment, you are permitted to use it after an examination by the climbing center staff. Climbers are not permitted to use their own belay device.
Is there any training or skill set required to climb?
No prior training is required to climb. Climbing center employees are available to belay.
Can I belay other climbers?
Participants with belay experience may only belay another climber if they are OAC belay qualified. The qualification test is $7. The OAC also provides classes to learn how to belay; the cost is $8.
When is the Tom W. Davis Climbing Center open?
Please visit the Rec Sports homepage and look for the gray hours grid on the top right.
Reserve Our Space
Arrangements can be made for special programming. An organization may be able to reserve the climbing center for special events. Please complete the space reservation forms or call the climbing center at (614) 247-8680 for more information.