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female student climbing up the climbing wall

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.

Belay Clinics
Wednesdays: 6 – 8 p.m.

Sport Climbing Clinics
Sept. 26, Oct. 3 & 10; Oct. 31, Nov. 7 & 14

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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Waiver required 

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.