Open Rock Climbing (All Ages)

The SDC is currently open to MTU students, members, and action pass holders. General memberships are available, but day passes and action passes are not being sold at this time. Adult supervision is required for all children at the SDC under age 12. Fitness Center participants must be 16 years old for admittance. All questions can be sent to

No registration is required. All climbers are required to sign an OAP waiver form prior to participation (signed by a parent or guardian if under 18). The SDC is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please do not leave valuables unattended.

Updated COVID-19 Requirements effective August 15, 2021

*Face coverings are required upon entry regardless of vaccination status but may be removed during exercise/physical activity in the Student Development Complex and Gates Tennis Center. Please refer and adhere to all posted signage for specific areas inside the Student Development Complex.

All ages (we can allow all ages to climb as long as we have the proper fitting equipment). No need to sign up, just stop by the Climbing Wall between 6 and 8 pm Monday through Thursday and try your hand at the climbing wall. We will provide all of the necessary safety equipment and staffing to make your experience a safe and fun one! Just show your ID or day pass wristband to the Multipurpose Room desk attendant and head into the Multipurpose Room to join the fun!


SDC Climbing Wall (inside the SDC Multi-Purpose Gym)

Special Requirements

No experience is necessary. Wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing (t-shirt, athletic shorts, etc.). No short shorts. Keep in mind that you will be in a harness. Parents of youth participants under the age of 18 must be present to sign required forms.

Fall 2021: August 30 - December 16, 2021

Subject to change without notice. No open climb September 2, November 25.

Monday - Thursday, 6:00pm-8:00pm


  • Free to SDC members and Michigan Tech Students
  • Included in same day SDC day pass purchase