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Climbing Wall

Our 52-foot Nicros climbing wall looks and feels like real rock, with routes for both beginners and advanced climbers. Current students and registered faculty, staff and guests can boulder, top rope or lead climb on the wall during scheduled hours.


Sunday – Friday: 4 – 8 p.m.

Upcoming Educational Clinics

Register in the rental shop, located in the basement of the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center. Open to USC students, faculty and staff. 

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Carolina Crush Climbing Competition

Every spring at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center climbing wall, all levels of climbers attempt to crush our newest routes while spectators cheer them on.

The competition is open to students, faculty, staff and their guests age 18 and older. Prizes are awarded to the winners of each division.


Join us for the 9th Annual Carolina Crush Climbing Competition!

The Carolina Crush Climbing Competition will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018. Check-in will begin at 4 p.m., and the competition itself will run from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at the end.

The pre-registration cost is $10 for current USC students/faculty/staff and $15 for all other participants.

You are welcome to bring your own equipment (harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, chalk). However, harnesses and helmets must be inspected and approved by climbing wall staff at check-in prior to the competition. We will provide equipment for you to use if you don't have your own.

Day-of registration will be $15 for current USC students/faculty/staff and $20 for all other participants. This must be paid in cash, check or by Carolina Card the day of the competition. Please bring a photo ID.

Please do not register unless you are sure you are going to compete. If something happens and you need to withdraw your registration, please call the OREC office at 803-777-2072 or email Carrie Armstrong at

Be sure to check out University of South Carolina's Campus Recreation's Facebook page for more information and updates.


Competition Rules