The Chalk Rock FAQs

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.

The only requirements needed are to sign a waiver and a valid KU ID. If you would like to be belay certified, classes are offered on Sunday and Wednesday at 5pm. You can register ahead of time, or sign up upon arrival. These belay skills classes only take a short amount of time.

No cost involved for Students or Faculty with a valid KU ID.

The climbing wall is available for special events, for further inquiries please contact Outdoor Pursuits Program at 785-864-1843 for availability and pricing.

Outdoor Pursuits does not check out harnesses, but climbing shoes are available for daily, weekend, and weekly rates.

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.

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.