Climbing Wall

Located in the Arbuckle Student Activity Center the LSSU Climbing Wall is the newest addition the SAC and is open for all to enjoy!

The Climbing Wall offers four climbing lanes that will challenge the most seasoned climbers while also offering a great experience for beginners.

Follow the Regional Outdoor Center Facebook to see upcoming climbing events and workshops.

Climbing Wall fees: includes climbing harness, shoes, and helmet.

Free for LSSU students and employees and included in all Norris Events Center Membership packages!

$5 – general public

Group Reservations and Parties:

To make arrangements for a party or group please email Abbie Laajala at or call 906-635-2602

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I fall?

Each climber will have a belayer on the other end of the rope. Through the belay system, you are provided with a support system which, if you fall, will keep you from hitting the ground.

How hard is it to climb?

The LSSU Climbing Wall has a variety of different courses, each with a different difficulty. For all climbers, there are courses labeled in color by degree of difficulty. The LSSU Climbing Wall staff will know the degree of difficulty of each course, and will be able to assist you in making the proper choice as to what course fits your skill level.

What equipment is there available for use?

University Recreation provides all the needed climbing gear including: helmets, belay devices, climbing harness, and climbing shoes.

If the climber chooses not to climb with a helmet, a secondary helmet waiver must be signed before climbing the wall.

How sanitary is the equipment at the climbing wall?

The climbing equipment is cleaned after every use by a variety of disinfectants. This allows all equipment to be clean for the next person to use.

How often do the routes change?

The routes on the climbing wall are usually changed every 6-8 months. This allows for returning climbers to have a variety of experiences while using the LSSU Climbing Wall.