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Climbing Wall | Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Climbing Wall

The Coors Fitness Center is home to an indoor, two-story climbing wall that features bouldering and belaying opportunities.

Our climbing wall is open to the DU and Denver communities and is heavily used during our youth activities programs.

Belaying is limited to supervised climbing times. Bouldering is allowed anytime the climbing wall area is not in use. Harnesses and helmets are provided during supervised climbing hours.

All open climb participants must check in with the Coors Fitness Center front desk.

Learn to climb

We offer introductory classes by request both for individuals and for groups of up to five participants. Classes include:

  • the fundamentals of climbing
  • basic knots
  • belaying
  • climbing terminology


To schedule a climbing wall introductory class, please call 303-871-3908.

Open climb hours

Open climb times will return in September.

7 – 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays


Open climb: Free for DU students and Coors Fitness Center members.
  Non-members must pay a Coors Fitness Center daily visit fee.

Introductory classes: $75 - $175/hour, depending on the number of participants

Age requirements

5 years and older