Located at BPRC, the 41-foot rock-like freestanding pinnacle is located in the rotunda of the building. Sculptured and custom holds are embedded throughout the wall, and an overhang will challenge even the most advanced climbers. Note: Climbers must wear sturdy closed-toe shoes. Crocs, sandals, and skirts are not allowed on the wall.
All climbing is at Buchanan Park Recreation Center (BPRC)
Adult Climbing Class
Adult Climbing Class (18 Plus Years)
- Learn techniques while developing strength and endurance
- Learn belay techniques and understand the basics of climbing and climbing terminology
- All skill levels are welcome
- No experience or previous climbing knowledge is required
No adult classes currently available
Sport Climbing Class (16 Plus Years)
- Learn risk management plus lead belay and climbing technique
- Prerequisite: Must have ability to climb a 5.8 on top rope
No sport climbing classes currently available
Belay-certified climbers are permitted to climb during open hours when a climbing instructor is not present. If harnesses are needed, they are available to rent (for an additional fee) at the Buchanan Park Recreation Center (BPRC) front desk.
- Learn the techniques necessary to belay safely and become a belay certified climber on the BPRC pinnacle
- Must pass the belay certification exam within three days after completing lesson
- Fees: $20 for District Residents and $25 Non-District Residents
Belay & Auto Belay Certification (16 Plus Years)
- The certification process gives three chances to demonstrate techniques learned
- Belay certification required to belay another climbing participant
- Once completed you will be issued a belay certification pass (valid for one year)
- Fees: $11 for District Residents and $14 for Non-District Residents
The new auto belay system will allow the experienced climber to come in and get that needed workout on the pinnacle without needing to have a partner to belay them. To be able to use the auto belay system during non-open climbing hours climbers will need to go through our belay certification process.
Open climb times are back! Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Patrons must be belay-certified by EPRD to climb as climbing instructors are not available to assist with open climbing.