Carbondale Recreation & Community Center Climbing Wall

The Carbondale Recreation & Community Center’s seven-station wall was made possible by an ALPINE BANK donation. The wall is open for public use on a daily basis for belay and lead certified climbers who have paid the appropriate fees and have the appropriate personal gear, otherwise known as the “bring your own gear” sessions. The wall is staffed during the week at specific times otherwise known as the “facilitated climbing” sessions. These sessions are when belay certification are available including access to our climbing equipment.


PRIVATE CLIMBING SESSIONS: Please contact Sarah MacGregor to set up a lesson:

Private Lesson Rates (All lessons are 1 hour each)

1 Private Session $60
3 Private Sessions $165
5 Private Sessions $250
10 Private Sessions $450
1 Buddy Session $60 (2 people) & $75 (3 people)
3 Buddy Sessions $195 (2 people) & $225 (3 people)
5 Buddy Sessions $300 (2 people) & $350 (3 people)
10 Buddy Sessions $550 (2 people) & $650 (3 people)
See below for Climbing Waiver, Level 1 Bouldering Certification, Level 2 Top Rope/Autobelay Certification, Level 3 Lead Certification, updated Wall Rules, and more!

CRCC Climbing Wall Information

Hours: Our climbing wall is open during regular CRCC hours except during classes and clinics. Please check at the front desk for a current schedule.

Pricing: Climbing wall access and certifications are included with all memberships and day passes. Clinics and private lessons require an additional fee. Please contact front desk for pricing.

Certification: Anyone wishing to use the climbing wall must sign a climbing wall waiver and complete a short Level 1 (or higher) certification with a staff member (see below).
*Certifications will be granted only at staff member’s discretion based on climber’s proficiency and are not guaranteed with CRCC membership, day-pass purchase, or completion of class or clinic.

Level 1: Bouldering Only

What: This is our most basic certification and requires no prior experience. Climbers with a Level 1 certification are not allowed to belay other climbers or use the auto-belay.
When: This certification can be completed with staff members during business hours
Age: 14+ **
Prerequisites: None

Level 2: Top-Rope and Auto-Belay

What: Climbers with a Level 2 certification may climb on auto-belays and belay other climbers who have at least a Level 1 certification. To obtain a Level 2 certification you must safely and comfortably demonstrate top-rope belaying with an ATC belay device, clipping into and climbing on an auto-belay, tying a figure-8 follow-through knot, and performing safety checks and standard climber-belayer communication.
When: Facilitated climbing hours or by appointment
Age: 14+ **
Prerequisites: Prior knowledge OR completion of our Top-Rope Climbing Clinic OR Private Lesson.

Level 3: Lead Climb and Belay

What: This certification requires that climbers safely and comfortably demonstrate safe lead climbing and belaying, ability to take and catch a lead fall, good rope management while climbing and belaying, correct clipping technique, and communication and safety checks.
When: Facilitated climbing hours or by appointment
Age: 14+ **
Prerequisites: Level 2 certification and prior knowledge OR completion of CRCC Indoor Sport Leading Clinic OR Private Lesson

*Facilitated Climbing Hours: Wednesdays 5pm-7pm
A staff member will be available to complete Level 1, 2, and 3 certifications on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are interested in learning the skills required to complete these certifications, you may sign up for a clinic or private lesson.

**Children under the age of 14 may be certified at the discretion of an instructor after participating in one or more of our youth climbing programs or demonstrating exceptional proficiency with skills required.

Questions about the CRCC climbing wall or programs?
Contact Jessi at or call the Front Desk at (970)510-1290

Upcoming Climbing Wall Programs

Rock Warriors Wednesdays Camp

Start date: June 26, 2019 - End date: August 24, 2019

Take your indoor skills onto the real rock. Colorado Mountain College’s AMGA guides will be leading some real rock adventures to the world famous Rifle Mtn. Park. Pre-requisite for this trip is participation in one of the Carbondale Recreation Center’s Beginner/Intermediate climbing classes, instructor permission, or participation in our Rock Warriors Camp. These three days will provide a great culmination to our Rock Warriors Camp or as stand-alone guided rock climbing experiences. You can sign up for all three or just one, but hurry because space is limited. A parent must sign CRCC Climbing Wall Waiver AND CMC Climbing Waiver.

Ages: 9 years and up
Min/Max: 6/10
Day: Wednesdays
Cost: $85/day

Session 1: June 26
Session 2: July 17
Session 3: Aug 14

Reg. Deadline: One week prior
Reg. Deadline: One week prior
Reg. Deadline: One week prior