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Johns Hopkins University
Recreation Center
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

410.516.4417 (phone)
410.516.5376 (fax)

Office Hours
4pm - 7pm

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Recreation > Experiential Education > Climbing Wall


-The Climbing Wall will be closed Friday 10/17 to Sunday 10/19 for Fall Break

-Costume Climbing Night 10/30 8-10p

-Night Climb 11/14 10p-12a

Check out the JHU - Outdoor Pursuits Facebook page for the most up-to-date info!


Learn to Belay:
Every - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 - 6:00pm
(Fall and Spring Semesters)

Bring a partner and please be on time!
Cost: FREE!

Learn to Lead Climb:
September 20, 12:30-3pm
October 4, 12:30-3pm

Space is limited, so please sign up at the Wall!
Bring a partner and please be on time!
Cost: FREE!

Climbing Movement and Technique:
September 28, 1-2pm

Stop by and get training tips from our staff.
Cost: FREE!

Regular Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12 - 1pm

Monday - Friday
6 - 10pm

Saturday & Sunday
3 - 5pm
Monday and Friday

Bouldering Cave Hours

Monday - Thursday
6 - 10pm
6 - 8pm

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
6 - 10pm

Tuesday  & Wednesday (Belay Class)
Bouldering Cave - CLOSED during Summer


Top Rope:

Each fall we host a Top Rope Competition as part of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Climbing Series.

December 6th 10a to 4pm Register HERE

Women's and Men's Categories

Advanced - Intermediate - Beginner


April 2015
11am to 4pm

Women's and Men's Categories
Advanced - Intermediate - Beginner



About Us

Welcome to the Hopkins Climbing Wall and Bouldering Cave. The JHU Climbing Wall and Bouldering Cave are located in the Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center. Our Climbing Wall features 13 top rope areas and several lead climbing routes. Our wall has numerous features including cracks, flakes, and overhangs. Check out the Climbing Wall FAQ page to learn more about the climbing and bouldering cave and all that we offer!


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Meet our staff!






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