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The climbing wall has 25+ boulder routes for all skill levels and 8 top ropes. Whether you have climbed El Capitan or never been on a rock there will be something to challenge you and help develop your skills as a rock climber.

The climbing wall is open to all students and URec members. Climbing shoes, harnesses, and calk are available upon request and free of charge.

Currently, patrons may only be belayed by climbing wall staff when two staff members are present. Watch for updates for when we return to patron belay. Bouldering is always available to members during our hours of operations.

If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to contact us by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 205-996-5035. 

We look forward to getting you your first ascent with us at the climbing wall!

Hours of Operations

Climbing Wall Waiver

Be part of the Golden Route Tradition!

  • The GOLDEN Route
    The GOLDEN Route
    the golden route logo with the word golden in Blazer gold

    Reach the top of the GOLDEN Route and ring that bell!

    The GOLDEN Route is a symbol of resilience and strength, it is a representation of your graceful navigation through life’s toughest challenges.

    Use this route as a catalyst for introspection --- as you grasp each Golden hold, reflect upon those obstacles you have already overcome and the growth you will continue to experience throughout your time at UAB.

    With each Green hold remind yourself of the values that UAB will instill in you to become a stronger version of yourself every day. Through honor, integrity, diversity, innovation, service and scholarship, you are destined to leave a lasting mark on this university that will never be undone.

  • Disability Accommodations

    Disability Accommodations

    For disability accommodation requests, please complete the form below.

    Programming Disability Accommodation Request