Climbing Wall

We have an amazing 41-foot climbing wall at San Francisco State University, located just inside our main entrance at the MWC. The wall offers three different types of climbing to include Bouldering, Top Roping and Lead Climbing. Our wall does offer a variety of climbing for all different skill levels but is predominately geared towards the beginner.  

All climbers must check in with climbing wall staff using their SF State ID and attend a brief wall orientation prior to climbing. Harnesses, climbing shoes and chalk bags are available for checkout at no charge at the front desk. Climbers may also checkout a belay device and lead rope at the wall after completing the respective assessments.

Come climb with us!

The CW welcomes persons with disabilities and can make reasonable accommodations upon request. If you need reasonable accommodations for any of our services, please contact our programs Student Managers by email at in advance.

Belt System

We use a color-coded belt system to identify our climber's assessment level. 

  • White: Special Events

  • Green: Completion of Wall Orientation (May Boulder)

  • Blue: Top Rope Assessed

  • Pink: Lead Assessed

Hours of Operation

Fall & Spring

  1. Monday – Thursday: 12:00 p.m. –  8:00 p.m.
  2. Friday: 3:30 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.
  3. Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Summer & Winter

  1. Monday - Friday: 12:00 p.m. –  4:00 p.m.

  2. Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Hours may differ during holidays and or special events. Click here for Mashouf Wellness Center Hours of Operation

Our climbing clinics are designed to provide the skill level needed to be assessed at both top rope and lead climbing at the MWC as well as offers opportunities to learn other skills.  You may view a list of our current offerings and register by clicking on the link below.

We offer numerous events throughout the year to engage climbers and continue to build and foster a healthy climbing community.  Past events themes include, Women and Friends, Transfer Social, Late Night Climb, Costume Climb, etc.  You may view a list of our upcoming events and register by clicking on the link below.

Learn more about our climbing wall by visiting our Climbing Wall policies site button below. 

Any questions, comments, or concerns should be directed to our Climbing Wall Student Managers at or to our Outdoor & Leadership Development Coordinator, Jay Harcum at