Bouldering Wall

No harness, no ropes, no problem

Experience the fun of indoor rock climbing on the IU Outdoor Adventures bouldering wall. Unlike other forms of rock climbing, bouldering doesn’t require a harness, ropes, or any other equipment. Instead, bouldering features short routes close to the ground, allowing you to focus on using your strength and balance to stay on the wall. A thickly padded floor helps prevent injuries in the event of a fall.

The IU Outdoor Adventures bouldering wall, located in an air-conditioned space in Eigenmann Hall, has nearly 1,000 square feet of climbing space on three walls up to 11 feet high.

Fall & spring semester hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 2:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Weekends: Closed


  • Day pass: $6*
  • Semester Membership: $25*

Discounted day pass and shoe rental rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information about group rates, contact Tyler Kivland at 812-855-9883 or

Need to rent climbing shoes? Visit the IU Outdoor Adventures Gear Shop.

*Price does not include equipment rentals.

Route setting

If you have a membership for the bouldering wall, you can take advantage of special members-only route setting sessions, which take place every six to eight weeks throughout the academic year.

Before participating in route-setting sessions, you must attend a one-time route setting orientation. For more information, contact IU Outdoor Adventures at 812-855-2231 or

students watch other students practice indoor rock climbing