Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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MAP Wall


The climbing wall is open Monday -Thursday 5-9 pm during summer sessions 1-2.

Important Info:

Please make sure that you check in at the Wall Check-In station.  ! All climbers will be asked to fill out a new release form if their old one on file was from before August 25th 2016, before entering the gate.  If you are belay certified with our program and took your test over a year ago, you will need to re-certify.  Please make sure a belay tag is visible while belaying at the wall.

You must be taking summer courses or have a summer RecWell membership to use the Climbing Wall.

Where is the Climbing Wall?

It is located on the north end of the Eppley Recreation Center, near lot SS3 at the end of South Farm Drive. We are just down the stairs from the Outdoor Aquatic Center. The Adventure Center has a separate entrance and is not accessible from the ERC main entrance.

Find us!

Climbing Wall

The University of Maryland 's 55-foot tall freestanding climbing wall is one of the tallest on the East Coast, and as a member of the university community, you're welcome to tackle the Beast for yourself. No climbing experience is necessary - just check in at the Adventure Program with closed toed shoes and we'll get you climbing for FREE.

All climbers must check in at the Adventure Program Lobby to sign in and check out equipment (if needed).  All climbers must be registered for classes or hold a current ERC membership.  Guest passes can be purchased  at the ERC member services desk, for $7 per person, and brought to the wall check in.  One member, or student taking classes can sponsor up to 2 guests per visit.



· All climbers must check-in at the Adventure Program desk and have a signed release form, before entering the gate.

· All climbers must be belayed by an AP certified belayer, unless following the bouldering rules.

· You may not be in the climbing area if you have received any medical treatment or are using any medication that could impair your alertness or


·  AP certified belayers may use AP ATC’s.  No Grigri’s or personal devices.

·  All climbers and staff must wear closed-toed shoes. (Staff while working, Patrons while climbing)

· Climbers and belayers must have personal equipment checked by staff.  Equipment deemed unsafe will not be permitted.

· All equipment must be used according to manufacturer recommendations.

· RecWell is not responsible for personal belongs of patrons.  Lockers are available in the ERC.

· Before EVERY climb, climber and belayer must ask the Climbing Wall Staff for a “toe to toe” safety check.

· All belayers must be anchored tight to the belay stations and while belaying.

· NO sitting on the ground while belaying at ANY TIME.

· Patrons may not teach belaying others, regardless of their level of comfort or skill level.

· You must be a current UMD student or a RecWell member over 18 years old to take a belay test.

· While bouldering, at least one foot must stay below hands at all times.  No topping out on the Grotto.

·Behaviors deemed unsafe by the Climbing Wall Staff will not be allowed and can result in being asked to leave the premises.

· No one will be permitted to enter the facility if deemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

· All injuries must be reported to the Climbing Wall Staff.  

  • Proper use of climbing verbal commands is expected at all times
  • Wear comfortable clothing.  Jeans and cutoff jeans are not recommended.
  • Jewelry; especially rings and watches, should be removed before climbing.  Long hair should be tied back.
  • Bring water in a plastic, re-sealable container to drink.  There is a water fountain available.
  • Ask for assistance when needed.
  • Report damage or equipment misuse to the Climbing Wall Staff.
  • Smoking, tobacco, gum, alcohol, and drug use is prohibited.
  • Bicycle racks are provided around the corner from the climbing wall facility.  Bikes may not be locked to the fence.
  • Animals are not allowed (except guide/aid animals).
  • This is a family-friendly facility, respectful language and behavior is expected from everyone
  • In an emergency, climbers must immediately follow the instructions of the Climbing Wall Staff to clear the area as directed.

 **Violations of these rules and regulations may result in suspension of all recreation privileges or administrative and/or judicial sanction.  University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) facility privileges may be permanently revoked for serious or repeated violations.

It is recommended that participants do not bring extra personal items to the climbing wall.  If needed, lockers are available inside the Eppley Recreation Center.  University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell), MAP and the wall Staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items.