West Georgia Outdoors' climbing wall offers UWG students, faculty and staff an alternative way to exercise and socialize for free. Located in the Campus Center, the climbing wall measures 48 feet tall and can be used by climbers of all skill levels (no experience necessary). Climbers have the option to boulder, top rope or sport climb.

In accordance with UWG's COVID-19 response, all Campus Center and University Recreation operations and programs will be suspended through May 7, 2020. This includes all trips, climbing activities, and WGO rentals. More information on virtual resources can be found on the UREC COVID-19 Response page.

Regular Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Special Hours

  • Friday, Feb. 28: Closed for staff training
  • Friday, April 24: Closed for Lake Day at John Tanner (all WGO staff will be at John Tanner)
  • Tuesday, April 28 - Thursday, May 7: Closed for routesetting/inventory

Climbing Activities

  • Climbing Workshops

    Climbing workshops are designed to develop climbers as they advance in their skills. Students, faculty and staff can register for these free educational workshops offered on many occasions. Register online at myrec.westga.edu.

    Intro to Climbing (Beginner) - 1 hour

    • January 23, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • February 26, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Intro to Belaying (Beginner) - 1 hour

    • February 5, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • March 12, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Sport Climbing (Intermediate) - 2 hours

    Sign up at the climbing wall to be scheduled into a course. Must already be belay certified.

    For more information, email wgo@westga.edu or stop by the climbing wall.

  • Climbing Events

    Dyno Bouldering Competition: February 20 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Leap into this unique climbing competition that involves short but powerful move sequences done low-to-the-ground that defy gravity. Prizes awarded to beginner, intermediate, and advanced climbers.

    Competition Information

    • February 20
    • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Students: $10
    • Faculty/staff: $12
    • Non-UWG Students: $15

    Pre-register for a T-shirt by February 9 at myrec.westga.edu. Walk-ins accepted but shirt is not guaranteed.

    For more information, email wgo@westga.edu or call 678-839-5359.

    Rock Climbing at Foster Falls: April 3-5 | Sequatchie, TN

    Reach new heights and rise to the challenge with WGO by seizing this opportunity to climb real rock at Foster Falls in Tennessee. Climbers of all skill levels are able to enjoy some of the best top-out views in the Southeast while getting to hike, climb, relax, camp and repeat.

    Trip Information

    • Trip Dates: April 3-5
    • Registration Deadline: March 22
    • Students: $35
    • Faculty/Staff: $41

    Register online at myrec.westga.edu for this trip.

    For more information on climbing events, email wgo@westga.edu or stop by the climbing wall.