Climbing and Bouldering Walls

NMSU Activity Center Room 130


The NMSU Climbing Wall stands 28’ tall and has ten ropes for top rope climbing. Fixed anchors and quickdraws allow for lead climbing (upon certification). Outdoor Rec student staff work hard to create new and challenging routes every week, so there are always fresh lines between 5.5 and 5.12 to project and send. 

The bouldering wall section is steep, burly, and demanding. Climbers can top out and there are always 20-30 problems in the V0-V7 range. It is used heavily during the fall and spring semesters, for this reason, it has new routes set every month, before competitions, and when the semester changes.


Hours of Operation 

*The climbing wall is closed on weekdays from 11:00am - 3:30pm for daily maintenance. The climbing wall may open early depending on daily maintenance needs.*  


Monday - Friday

 6:00 am - 11:00 am

 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday  Closed



The climbing wall is available for full-time students and Aggie Fit members All climbers must sign a waiver and pass an orientation before 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 belay clinic. Come by and sharpen your climbing and bouldering skills!



Top Rope 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 5pm - 7pm

Lead Clinics:

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

When: Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm


*Sign-ups for climbing clinics are at the wall until 30 minutes before the clinic starts. A minimum of two people must sign up by the day before the clinic. Belay skills will be taught based on the Climbing Wall Attendant's discretion, with class sizes limited and cancellations possible. No belay classes are held during the summer.*


Bouldering Competitions

NMSU Outdoor Recreation hosts bouldering competitions in the fall and spring. Compete with peers or challenge yourself with specially set boulder problems. The top three males and females in beginner and advanced categories receive awards. Prize drawings for scorecard submissions. All competitions are part of the Aggie Cup.

Date:  TBD

Time:  3:30pm - 8:00pm. Awards will begin at 8:15pm.

Location: NMSU Climbing Wall

No registration is needed, just show up at the climbing wall on the day of the 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 per hour $60 per hour $70 per hour


Community Organizations
Participants 16 or less 17-24  24-30 yrs old
Cost $100 per hour $120 per hour $140 per hour


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