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Climbing and Bouldering Walls

The NMSU climbing wall stands 28’ tall and has ten ropes for top rope climbing. Student staff work on changing the routes on a weekly basis to keep it fun!

The brand new bouldering section is steep, and climbers are able to top out. This section of the climbing wall is used for our Climbing Wall Competition Series during the fall and spring semesters, and it has new routes set every month.

Hours of Operation: Fall 2018

Monday-Thursday:  6:00am-11:00am, 3:30pm-11:00pm

Friday: 6:00am-11:00am, 3:30pm-7:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am-5:00pm

Sunday: CLOSED


NMSU Activity Center Room 130

1600 Stewart St

Las Cruces, NM 88003


The climbing wall is available for full time students and Aggie Fit members. All climbers must sign a waiver and pass an orientation prior to using the NMSU Climbing Wall. If you are already skilled in climbing and belaying, you may opt to pass a skills check instead of attending a full orientation. Come by and sharpen your climbing and bouldering skills!


(Clinics will continue at the start of the Fall semester!)

Belay Clinics

Get belayed certified! The NMSU belay certification allows you to climb and belay on top rope. Walk-ins all semester long!

When: Mondays and Tuesdays 6pm-8pm

Lead Clinics

Get lead certified! The NMSU lead certification allows you to lead climb and belay on the big wall.

When: Wednesdays 6pm-8pm

Sign ups are held at the climbing wall. ( There must be a minimum of two people signed up on the day prior to the clinic)

Bouldering Competitions

NMSU Outdoor Recreation hosts 1 bouldering competition each fall and spring semester.  Compete with other students or push yourself to new heights with boulder problems specially set for each competition! The scores will be collected and awards will be given to the top three female and male in each beginner and advanced categories. There will also be prize drawings for those who submit scorecards. All bouldering competitions will be apart of Aggie Cup!


  • November 8, 2018

Time: 3:30pm-8:30pm. Awards will begin at 8:45pm.

Where: NMSU Climbing Wall

No registration is needed, just show up at the climbing wall on the day of competition. There is no cost to participate, and only students are eligible.

Climbing Wall Reservations

The Climbing Wall can be reserved for group functions. Our staff will facilitate the use of the wall and provide basic climbing instruction.


NMSU Organizations, Public Schools, and Non-Profit Organizations

Participants 16 or less 17-24 24-30
Cost $50/hr $60/hr $70/hr

Community Organizations

Participants 16 or less 17-24 24-30
Cost $100/hr $120/hr $140/hr

Click here to make your reservation!