Climbing Tower
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Fall and Spring Semester Hours
Monday-Friday: 4-10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2-6 p.m.
Winter and Spring Intersession Hours
Monday-Friday: 2-8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday-Friday: 4-10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2-6 p.m.

Climbing Tower

West Texas A&M University's rock climbing tower is 40 feet tall and is fashioned after the Light House rock structure in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The tower has paths for amateurs and experts, so everyone with an adventurous spirit can give it a try. There are 6 climbing routes - 4 ropes and 2 auto belays and a large bouldering area. To assist you in your journey we have new harnesses, new climbing shoes, new ropes and MORE!

EVERYTHING IS FREE! All you have to do is show up looking for a fun climb, a challenge, or just to meet new climbing friends.

To assist you, we will offer the "Mile High Club". You can register (free) and keep your log of climbs during the semester. When you reach 5,280' (132 climbs) you get a great looking T-shirt and certificate of achievement. You have all semester to reach your goal beginning the 1st day of class and ending at finals. Other ways to learn and enjoy the tower are belay clinics and one on one tutoring from our excellent Climbing Tower Staff.

For more information regarding group rentals, please call Outdoor Pursuits at (806)651-2353, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Participation Agreement

All physical activities offered by Recreational Sports and the VHAC carry various degrees of risk or injury. Participants assume sole responsibility for any and all such risk or injury that may result due to voluntary participation. It is each individual's
responsibility to be knowledgeable of his/her own physical condition to participate in any of the activities.

Climbing Tower Policies

  • All climbing participants must check in at the customer service desk and/or scan their Buffalo Gold card or VHAC membership card.
  • Climbing participants must be at least 16 years of age. Climbers between the ages of 16 and 18 must show proof of parental consent before they are allowed to climb.
  • Climbing participants 18 years of age or older must complete the TAMU System liability release form before they are allowed to climb.
  • In the event of a WTAMU sponsored camp, campers must show identification before being allowed to climb, as well as the above procedures.
  • Climbing shoes or soft sole shoes are the only shoes allowed on the climbing tower/bouldering area and in the climbing tower area.
  • All participants on the bouldering wall must have a spotter before climbing and crash pads beneath them.
  • Climbers on the tower and bouldering wall must be five feet from one another while climbing.
  • Climbers are allowed one climb to allow time for those in the waiting area. Please follow the advice of the student employees giving directions for your safety and the safety of others.