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Climb the Great Wall of FitRec.

Why? Because you can! Our amazing 30-foot Barreca Climbing Wall is an endorphin-pumping challenge that uses every muscle in your body, including the one between your ears.  Rock climbing is a unique and exciting sport, and the FitRec wall is designed to accommodate climbers of all ages and ability levels.  Members have free access to our great wall anytime during open recreation hours, and all necessary climbing equipment can be rented from the Pro ShopContact us if you have questions!

Climbing Wall Hours

Monday & Tuesday

7 am - 9 am

Monday - Thursday

12 pm - 2 pm
7 pm - 10:30 pm

Friday - Sunday

4:30 pm - 9 pm

Exceptions

Monday, February 18

12 pm - 4 pm

Tuesday, February 19 - Thursday, February 21

No afternoon open rec (only 7 pm - 10:30 pm)

Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 17 (Spring Break)

Monday - Thursday, 12 pm - 2 pm, 7 pm - 9 pm
Friday - Sunday, 4 pm - 7 pm

Monday, April 15

12 pm - 2 pm, 7 pm - 9 pm

Tuesday, April 16 - Thursday, April 18

No afternoon open rec (only 7 pm - 10:30 pm)

Friday, May 3

Climbing Competition - no open rec

Credit Rock Climbing

Register here to pay the $35 rental fee. Please register for this class on BU Student Link prior to paying the fee.

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Mindfulness & Yoga Movement for Climbers

Looking to focus and improve breath work for climbing? Join us for a 1-hour Mindfulness & Yoga Movement practice, targeted specifically to climbers.

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Routesetting Basics

Learn the skills to set boulder and top rope routes in a climbing gym. This 2-hour workshop will include routesetting safety as well as the creative process of routesetting.

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Get To Know The Wall

The wall is open for all members, but there are some skills you’ll need to learn before you can use it to its full potential.  We have three great programs that can get you started!

  1. Rope Up – Wednesday nights 7-9pm.  This package includes equipment rental and an opportunity to rope climb to the top of the wall under the guidance of the staff.  Passes are available at Pro Shop upon arrival.
  2. Learn to Belay – Two nights a week, 7:30-9pm.  Knowing how to manage some basic rope systems is a prerequisite for rope climbing in any setting. This class will teach you the basic skills you need to become an independent rock climber! We can also offer this class on request for small groups.
  3. Climbing Semester Pass–  Rather than renting equipment each time you come, this pass will allow you unlimited shoe, harness and chalk rental for the current semester.

Classes for beginners and savvy climbers

If you’re a first-timer or unsure of your climbing skills, we suggest taking a Learn to Belay class or Climbing Fundamentals before tackling the wall on your own. We also offer Women’s Beginner Climb on Wednesday mornings from 7-8am.

For climbers looking to improve their bouldering technique, take a look at Get Boulder. This class focuses on overcoming the physical and mental challenges of climbing by improving technique, coordination, and focus. Take advantage of this class to prepare for our Annual FitRock Climbing Competition!

Want to break into the world of real rock climbing?  Luckily for us, Boston is just a few hours away from some beautiful world class climbing destinations!  We offer two indoor classes that will teach the technical and risk management skills necessary to take your climbing to the great outdoors: Lead Climbing (offered as a 5-pack of private or semi-private lessons) and Gym to Crag Transition.

We also offer private lessons for those looking for one-on-one instruction.  And don’t forget our awesome programs for youth and families!

FitRock Climbing Competition

The FitRock Climbing Competition is intended for climbers of all experience levels, and there will be prizes for the winners of each division. Please check back for information regarding the 4th Annual FitRock Climbing Competition. In the meantime, see what went down in last year’s competition in the video below.

Rent the Wall


Hosting a birthday party or office function? Rent our Barreca Climbing Wall and take your event to new heights.

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