Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex


Climbing Wall

Climbing Competition

The Climbing Wall is a fitness, teaching and recreational facility. The Wellness Complex promotes personal growth, teamwork, leadership, increased fitness, and recreational opportunities for the university community through climbing activities and programs. This facility offers the students and facility members an opportunity to learn and hone their climbing skills in a friendly, encouraging, and experienced climbing environment.

The 35 foot wall has a great deal of natural looking features along with handholds to assist climbers. Currently, there are three routes in the wall to accommodate novice and elite climbers. Climbing wall enthusiasts have described the UTPA climbing wall as one of the best in the state. Workshops on technique building and competitions are scheduled for each semester for the enjoyment of participants. All students enrolled at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) along with Faculty, Staff, Spouse, and Dependent (children 4-17) members are eligible to use the climbing wall. All climbers are required to sign a release waiver and a code of conduct prior to use.

Spring 2014 Hours of Operation: Climbing Wall

Monday 3:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday 3:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday 3:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday 3:00pm-10:00pm
Friday 3:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm


Climbing Wall (May12 - June 1)
Monday – Thursday 12pm – 8pm
Friday 12pm – 7pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Climbing Wall (June 2 - July 25)
Monday – Thursday 9am-12pm, 4-8pm
Friday 9am-12pm, 4-7pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm


Climbing Skills and Drills: April 3 (5-6pm; Climbing Wall)

Route Setting: April 17 (5-6pm; Climbing Wall)

Belay Certification: April 17 & 25 - 6-9pm (Climbing Wall)