Where is The Wall? The Venture Climbing Wall is located in the Student Activity Center (SAC), on the same level as the indoor track and basketball courts. Students & staff will need their ID card to gain entrance to the building.
Who Can Climb? The Venture Climbing Wall is open to all UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff. Guests over the age of 18 are welcome but must be with a UNC Charlotte student and pay the SAC guest fee of $5 at the door.
Wall cost and Equipment Rental:
Climbing Shoes: $2 per visit or $20 for the semester.
Harness: $3 per visit or $10 for the semester. First visit to the wall each semester is free for a sample climb, but for repeated visits, there is a one time $5 fee per semester along with equipment rental cost if needed.
Never Climbed Before or want to be a "Self sufficient" climber? Take an "Intro to Climbing Workshop" where we can offer to teach you everything you need to know for climbing / belaying and tying knots for Venture's climbing wall. The course will also include the "belay test" (to be taken on a different night) to qualify you so you may belay other climbers at the wall. Venture only offers the 2 hour workshop on nights the climbing wall is open. Please preregister by emailing Scott Moulton at least a week prior to the desired date. Cost: $5.00
Experienced Climbers: Climbers with prior experiences and have belay skills from elsewhere, we ask that you take our belay test. Just ask for the "senior staff" at the wall and time permitting and availability they will be happy to offer the test.
Bouldering at the wall: We do permit bouldering at the wall, however having a spotter actively spotting is required!! A boulder's feet may only go as high as their spotters shoulders and horizontal dynos are not permitted. A roped climber has right away over a boulder and no bouldering is permitted under a roped climber.
Private Wall Rentals: UNC Charlotte groups may arrange to rent the Climbing Wall for climbing for special sessions. These programs are typically 3-4 hours long for groups of 10 to 15 people for $65. (special arrangements can be made for larger groups). For more information on fees and availability please email Brian Holcomb or call 704.687.0698