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Climb the Great Wall of FitRec.

Why? Because it is there. Our amazing, 30-foot indoor Barreca Climbing Wall is an endorphin-pumping challenge to use every muscle in your body, including the one between your ears. Climbing at FitRec is exciting, fun, and designed for climbers of all ages and abilities. We also have also a 12-foot bouldering structure for newbies and climbers practicing new techniques using crash pads and spotters. Members have free access to our great wall anytime during open recreation hours.

Classes for beginners and savvy climbers

If you’re a first-timer or unsure of your climbing skills, we suggest taking an introductory class for fun or credit before tackling the wall on your own. More advanced classes can help even seasoned climbers improve their form and technique. We offer lessons for adults, kids, and parents and kids together. If you prefer, arrange private or semi-private climbing lessons for more personal attention.

All first time users of the climbing wall must undergo a brief orientation before using the wall. Climbing gear is available for rent at the Pro Shop.

Featured Class: BUOC Climbing Competition

We are back and super psyched for our Second Annual BU FitRock Climbing Comp! This year will be bigger and better, with new holds, a fresh set of 70+ boulder problems, and a possibly unsustainable level of enthusiasm!

This competition is intended for climbers of all experience levels, and there will be prizes for the winners of each division. The event will culminate in a final showdown of the top 3 advanced male and female climbers, starting at 9:30pm – we will be open to spectators, so come to cheer your friends and meet the BU outdoor recreation community.

This competition will be held on Friday, April 14th. Competitors will be sorted into 6 divisions based on ability and gender. Registration is $20 for students/members, $25 for non-members. BUOC competition t-shirts can be reserved upon your reservation and paid for in cash at the event. Space is limited, so reserve your spot sooner rather than later – we will accommodate day of registrations if possible, but cannot guarantee them!

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Climbing Wall Hours – Spring Semester


12 pm – 2 pm
8:30 pm - 11 pm


12 pm – 2 pm
7 pm - 10:30 pm

Friday – Sunday

4:30 pm – 9 pm


Pay credit class fees

Taking a climbing class for academic credit? Pay your credit class fee today.

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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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