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Climbing Wall


The indoor climbing wall is 7 days a week: Monday–Thursday 4–10:00 p.m., Friday 1–9:00 p.m., and Saturday–Sunday 4–7:00 p.m. when classes are in session. Please check the center's detailed calendar for specifics.

We also host an intro hour Fridays at 1:00 p.m for anyone interested in learning climbing. Westminster faculty and staff are welcome at the wall during any of our open hours, and on the last Friday of each month from 12–1:00 p.m. for our exclusive Faculty/Staff Climbing Hour.

We are closed for university holidays, breaks, and some special events.

Upcoming Events

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Under the Sea Bouldering Competition @ Climbing Wall

Thursday, November 09

Location: Climbing Wall, Dolores Doré Eccles Health Wellness and Athletic Center
Time: 4–10:00 p.m.
Cost: $3

This will be a non-gendered, skill-based competition with beginner, intermediate, and advanced categories! You will self assess your category. If you complete greater than 2 climbs in the next category up, you will be bumped to that category. General competition from 4pm - 9pm, finals from 9-10pm.
Other fun includes games, raffles, pizza and prizes for finalists!


Recurring Events


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Intro Climbing Hour

Fridays, 1:00 p.m.

Location: Bishop’s Wall in Eccles HWAC

This time is dedicated to new climbers who want to “learn the ropes”. No equipment or experience required– just come ready to climb. If you haven’t already, please complete the Climbing Wall Registration before arriving.

Cost: Free


Check the outdoor program calendar for climbing events.

About the Wall

Ryan Edward Bishop was a business major at Westminster University. He was well known and much beloved on campus for his kind and joyful disposition and for his passion for Utah's mountain landscape. Ryan took great pleasure in sharing his love for the outdoors with friends and fellow students, particularly those who were experiencing the outdoors for the first time.

Ryan passed away on April 28, 2011. Bishop's Wall was dedicated to him on October 27, 2011, to honor his love of adventure, challenge and fellowship. Climb for Bishop! 

Thanks to a generous donor, Bishop’s Wall was fully rebuilt in 2022 by Vertical Solutions. The indoor climbing wall offers 48 vertical feet of top-rope, lead climbing, and bouldering routes of all levels. Our experienced student instructors teach introductory classes, lead climbing, belay certification, and climbing technique clinics. Every year we host fall and spring climbing competitions, special events for groups on campus, academic classes, and activities to get everyone more involved with climbing! Private groups can connect with us to inquire about using Bishop’s Wall for one-time and ongoing events. Contact Caitlin, Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs (cstandish@westminsteru.edu) for more details.

The Outdoor Bouldering Wall is a "use at your own risk" facility on the west side of the Bassis Center. There are designated poles at the Outdoor Bouldering Wall where you may set up a slackline. The Outdoor Program rents slacklines to the Westminster Community for use at the Outdoor Bouldering Facility.

You can complete the online waiver before coming to the wall.