Half Acre Gym, Rm. 115
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2402
Fax: (307) 766-6720
Location:The Infield of Half Acre Gym
Hours: The wall is open for bouldering anytime the facility is open, with exceptions for classes and rentals (see below).
Top-rope climbing hours: Top-rope climbing hours will be held on the first Thursday of the months of February-April from 5-7 p.m. Check out our schedule for a description.
Exceptions: The wall is closed for PEAC activity classes, route setting, competitions, and rentals. Check the weekly calendar posted at the wall for specific closures.
Size: 22' tall by 75' wide
There are bouldering and top-rope climbing routes. The wall has a hand crack, cave, overhung areas and less-than vertical climbing surfaces. The wall also has an inclined campus board with three sets of rungs.
Facility users can access the climbing wall for bouldering anytime the infield is open, with exceptions for classes, facility closures, and rentals. Please follow the posted rules. To top-rope climb at the wall, you must successfully complete either a skills check or an introductory climbing wall clinic.
The climbing wall is free to all paid facility users.
Annual skill checks are required for top-rope climbing at the wall. Skills checks are specifically for those people who have prior climbing experience. You need to be able to demonstrate (without prompting) how to properly:
✓ Get into a harness
✓ Tie into a harness
✓ Break a fall and lower a climber
If you feel you can demonstrate these skills proficiently, ask the wall monitor for a “skills check” during top-rope hours. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide it for you.
Introductory climbing wall clinics are only required for top rope climbing at the wall if you cannot pass the skills check. These clinics are for those people who have little or no climbing experience and who would like to learn how to climb. These clinics are taught by our knowledgeable staff and usually last one hour. These clinics are held the first hour of top-rope climbing hours. See the description for more information.
Dependents must successfully complete the skills check or climbing wall clinic to climb using top-ropes. Dependents less than 18 years of age must be supervised at all times by a parent or legal guardian. Dependents have limited access to the facility; please see the family recreation page for more information.
Harnesses, helmets and belay devices are free of charge for use at the climbing wall during top-rope climbing hours. Shoes are available at the front office of Half Acre for $2/day. Please see the rental equipment page for outdoor rental (we do not rent harnesses for outdoor rental).