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FAQs - Chalk Rock

How do I access the Chalk Rock (Climbing Wall)?
The climbing wall is located on the bottom floor of the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center in Room #1. When you enter the Ambler SRFC, make your way downstairs. Once downstairs, follow the sign to Outdoor Pursuits, Room #1. All climbers must check in at this location in order to climb the wall.
Do I need to take Skills Check or an orientation class before I start climbing?
The only requirements needed are to sign a waiver and a valid KU ID. If you would like to take a belay clinic, you will have the opportunity to sign up for them in Outdoor Pursuits. Belay clinics are offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., and usually last an hour and a half.
How much does it cost to climb?
No cost involved for Students or Faculty with a valid KU ID.
Can I reserve the Climbing Wall for a special event?
The climbing wall is available for special events, for further inquiries please contact Outdoor Pursuits Program at 785-864-1843 or outdoorpursuits@ku.edu for availability and pricing.
Can I rent climbing equipment for personal use outside the gym?
Outdoor Pursuits does not check out harnesses, but climbing shoes are available for daily, weekend, and weekly rates.
Do I have to have any previous knowledge about climbing?
You do not have to have any previous knowledge to climb in our gym. We have extremely knowledgeable and well trained staff to assist you with any questions or concerns that you might have.
Can I use my own equipment?
Yes, you can use your own equipment. Upon check in climbers with their own equipment must present it to one of the staff members for a safety check.

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Daily Hours

Ambler SRFC Building

Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Monday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight

Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Tuesday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Wednesday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Spring Semester Hours 1.17-5.12

Administrative Office Hours

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Spring Semester Hours 1.17-5.12

Outdoor Pursuits Office

Friday: By Appt. Only (outdoorpursuits@ku.edu)

Monday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Spring Semester Hours 1.17-5.12

"The Chalk Rock" Climbing Wall

Friday: CLOSED

Monday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Spring Semester Hours 1.17-5.12
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