The Rock


The ROCK is Baylor's 53 ft., free-standing rock climbing structure located in the McLane Student Life Center. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to climb the ROCK during SLC operating hours.

The ROCK offers over 30 top-rope climbs ranging in difficulty from 5.65 to 5.13 for the beginner, intermediate and advanced climber. The ROCK includes several Lead lines as well as a natural climbing area for participants to practice their crack climbing skills.

The ROCK also features a separate, 13-ft. bouldering section, with problems ranging in difficulty from V0 to V8. Bouldering problems challenge climbers to solve more strenuous routes while remaining low to the ground.

Rock Clinics

Baylor Outdoor Adventure offers clinics to teach students climbing skills and techniques. Most clinics are designed for beginners; no experience needed.

Lead Climbing 2.0

Intro to Lead Climbing


Baylor Outdoor Adventure hosts two climbing events each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Students travel from schools all over Texas to participate in the event and climb the ROCK at Baylor. Information on Chalk Up and Bear Climb may be found below.

Chalk Up

Nov 12

Chalk Up is an informal bouldering competition offered every fall. It is an unsanctioned event, intended to provide climbers with a fun, encouraging atmosphere. Baylor students, faculty/staff and alumni are welcome to come out and compete! Register up to the day of the event at the SLC Front Desk.