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.

Summer Hours

Closed: May 5-24
Friday, May 25, 2pm-6pm
Saturday, May 26, 10am-4pm
Sunday, May 27, 10am-4pm
Monday, May 28, 2pm-6pm

Mondays & Fridays 2pm-6pm

Fall & Spring Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday: 2:30pm-6:30pm
Annual Members 12:30-6:30
Friday: 12:30pm-8pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm 
Sunday: 2pm-6pm 



  • Day pass: $6
  • Annual membership: $75

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.

Route setting

If you have an annual 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. Contact IU Outdoor Adventures at 812-855-2231 or for more information.


All climbers must comply with IU Outdoor Adventures’ bouldering wall policies as described here.