The UNC Wellness Center at NW Cary features a state of the art 38 foot Rock Climbing Wall and separate, 10 foot Bouldering Wall made by Entre-Prises.  Members and guests of all ability levels, 4 years of age and older may come to climb our Rock Wall during open hours and will have a large selection of challenging routes to choose from. In addition to various instructional and educational courses offered, members are allowed to reserve the Rock Wall for their special event, party or group visit! We will provide all climbers with the necessary gear and instruction. Please contact Eliza Evans, Youth Fitness Coordinator for availability at Eliza.Evans@unchealth.unc.edu.   

Waivers are mandatory for all new climbers prior to using the wall. First time climbers will also be given a Rock Wall Orientation. Click on the pictures to the right to view and print your waiver and review our climbing wall policies.

Climbing Wall Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 3-8pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10-1pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10-5pm

Rock Climbing Classes

Please check the online calendar for dates and times.

Learn to Belay
Mondays from 6-8 pm
Our Learn to Belay Course is a two hour class that introduces the fundamental belay skills required to independently use the rock wall. This course is required for all climbers, regardless of prior climbing experience or knowledge, who wish to belay and top rope independently at the wall. The one-time fee for the class is $10 for members & $15 for non-members.  Pre-Registration for the belay class is required.

Upon completion of the Learn to Belay class, participants are required to take and pass our belay test in order to become certified. Class participants must wait at least 24 hours after the class to take the test or upon further practice with instructors.