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Nathan Moody, Trips and Climbing Center Coordinator

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6810

Email: nmoody@uidaho.edu

Web: Climbing Center

Staff Directory Map

Ben Sturz, Intramural Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-2204

Email: bsturz@uidaho.edu

Web: Intramural Sports

Staff Directory Map

Sandra Townsend, Outdoor Program and Youth Programs Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6810

Fax: 208-885-2340

Email: stownsend@uidaho.edu

Web: Outdoor Program

Staff Directory Map

Sandra Townsend, Outdoor Program and Youth Programs Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6170

Email: stownsend@uidaho.edu

Web: Rental Center

Staff Directory Map

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

SRC Info Desk Phone:
208-885-7529

Rental Center Phone:
208-885-6170

Phone: 208-885-6381

Email: recwell@uidaho.edu

Web: Recreation and Wellbeing

Staff Directory Map

Ben Sturz, Assistant Director of Programs

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-2204

Email: bsturz@uidaho.edu

Web: Fitness Program

Staff Directory Map

Climbing Wall Clinics

Spring 2023 Clinics and Programs

If you’re new to climbing, come on in and get a basic clinic out of the way to enjoy the Climbing Center throughout the school year. Includes shoes, harness, and belay device.

Cost: Students $8 | All Others $13
Clinic Dates | January 11-13 from 6-8 p.m.

Questions? Contact the Nathan Moody: 208-885-6810 or email outdoorprogram@uidaho.edu

If you are new to climbing, come on in and get a basic clinic out of the way to enjoy the Climbing Center! Clinics are every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 6-8 p.m.

Cost

Includes shoes, harness and belay device.

U of I Students: $8 | All others: $13

Learn lead climbing skills from our staff on the following Wednesdays throughout the spring semester. Clinics are from 6-8 p.m.

Cost | Students $8 | All Others $13
Dates | Jan. 25 | Feb. 8 | March 22 | April 12 | May 10

Questions? Contact the Nathan Moody: 208-885-6810 or email outdoorprogram@uidaho.edu

Show your VandalCard for free Climbing Center rentals during regular business hours noon to 9 p.m. This event is open to the public.

Dates  |  January 27  |  February 24  |  March 31  |  April 28

Questions? Contact Nathan Moody at 208-885-6810 or nmoody@uidaho.edu

Join us at the Climbing Center on the first Wednesday of every month to learn aerial arts skills. All clinics are from 6 - 8 p.m. Clinics are limited to 20 participants.
Dates  |  February 1  |  March 8  |  April 5  |  May 3

Questions? Contact the Nathan Moody: 208-885-6810 or email outdoorprogram@uidaho.edu

Come compete with the region's best at the Climbing Center. The Palouse Climbing Festival promotes friendly competition to achieve the goal of building, connecting, and inspiring the next generation of Northwest climbers.

Early Registration | $30 - Jan. 11 to Feb. 18
Regular Registration | $35 - Feb. 19 to March 4
Festival  | March 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit uidaho.edu/outdoorprogram for registration link

Questions? Contact the Nathan Moody: 208-885-6810 or email outdoorprogram@uidaho.edu 

If you would like to learn how to set climbing routes, come learn from our setting staff. Includes instruction and tools.

Cost |  $5
Date |  March 29 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Questions? Contact the Nathan Moody: 208-885-6810 or email outdoorprogram@uidaho.edu

 

Youth Climbing - Fall/Spring Semester

Youth are defined as being under 18 years of age, all youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter and use the University of Idaho Climbing Center. The following dates and times apply to fall and spring semesters only.

Youth Open Climbing Rules & Fees

All participants must watch the U of I Climbing Center orientation video. Parents must also take and pass a onetime basics belay clinic or demonstrate skills proficiency. All participants must read and sign an assumption of risk and liability waiver (Climbing Center Release of Liability Form) at the Climbing Center. Youth 13 and under are not allowed to belay. Children 14 and older may belay if they complete the facility orientation and basics belay clinic while also accompanied by a parent or guardian who has also completed the training and orientation. Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Youth and Parent Package | $8 per person, includes Facility Orientation and equipment
  • Youth 1 Month | $45, available to participants 18 years and younger.
  • Youth 4 Month | $150,  available to participants 18 years and younger.
  • Youth 1 Year | $325, available to participants 18 years and younger.

All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter and use the University of Idaho Climbing Center. Youth are defined as being under 18 years of age.

Youth open climbing is available anytime during summer hours:

  • Monday through Friday | 2-7 p.m.
  • Saturday | Noon to 6 p.m.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while using the Climbing Center. Children 13 years or younger are designated “Climber Only,” and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has completed facility orientation. Children 14 and older may belay if they complete the facility orientation and basics belay clinic while also accompanied by a parent or guardian who has also completed the training and orientation.

Youth Open Climbing Rules & Fees

Participants must attend a (one-time) facility orientation and have a Climbing Center Release of Liability Form completed by parent or legal guardian.

  • Youth and Parent Package | $8 each, includes facility orientation and equipment

Reserve the Climbing Center for your next special event. The minimum charge for an event is $80 (a ten participant minimum), and certain stipulations apply. If you would like more information or to schedule a group in the Climbing Center, contact the Outdoor Program office at 208-885-6810 or email Nathan Moody at nmoody@uidaho.edu

If you know the dates and times you would like to schedule a group in the Climbing Center, please fill out the form linked below and the Outdoor Program staff will get back to you to confirm reservation and payment options.

Climbing Center Group Reservation Form

Upcoming Climbing Events

Tour the Climbing Center

Take a virtual tour of our 55-foot climbing wall, 24-foot instructional wall, cave and bouldering wall totaling 6,000 square feet of climbing area.

Tour Climbing Facilities

Contact Us

Nathan Moody, Trips and Climbing Center Coordinator

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6810

Email: nmoody@uidaho.edu

Web: Climbing Center

Staff Directory Map

Ben Sturz, Intramural Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-2204

Email: bsturz@uidaho.edu

Web: Intramural Sports

Staff Directory Map

Sandra Townsend, Outdoor Program and Youth Programs Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6810

Fax: 208-885-2340

Email: stownsend@uidaho.edu

Web: Outdoor Program

Staff Directory Map

Sandra Townsend, Outdoor Program and Youth Programs Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6170

Email: stownsend@uidaho.edu

Web: Rental Center

Staff Directory Map

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

SRC Info Desk Phone:
208-885-7529

Rental Center Phone:
208-885-6170

Phone: 208-885-6381

Email: recwell@uidaho.edu

Web: Recreation and Wellbeing

Staff Directory Map

Ben Sturz, Assistant Director of Programs

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-2204

Email: bsturz@uidaho.edu

Web: Fitness Program

Staff Directory Map