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Rock Wall


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Rock Wall Hours: 

Monday - Thursday  2 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Friday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 Come Rock Out with us and reach new heights! 

The Halas Rock Wall is staffed by our own wonderful Loyola students who are there to help you have a rocking experience.  All our staff are trained in the art of rock climbing.  Providing you with all the equipment you need to climb the rock wall, our staff will assist you with outfitting, climbing safety, climbing technique, and overcoming your challenges!  The rock wall provides free rental climbing shoes, harnesses and hand chalk.

The Halas Rock Wall has two different types of climbing.  Our top-roping wall stands 35ft high and consists of three anchor systems partnered with climbing rope, and harnesses to allow you to climb as high as you would like.  Our bouldering wall reaches about 12ft and is filled with various traversing climbing routes.  Bouldering is done without a rope and harness, using a system of soft pads and spotters to descend safely.

We encourage YOU to come down to the Halas Rock Wall and challenge yourself with a fun an invigorating activity that will take you to the top!

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Belay Class Description: 

Tuesdays  4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

What does 'belay' mean?  To belay in rock climbing is to safely secure a rock climber on a climbing rope that runs through a top-anchor and back down to you.  Belaying allows a rock climber to safely climb to great heights.  By becoming skilled in the practice of belaying, you and your friends can come to the rock wall and belay each other on the 35 foot top-rope wall.

The class will familiarize you with the equipment used to belay a climber, the technique used at the Halas Rock Wall, and ask you to show off your skills.  Once your check-offs are complete you will be belay qualified at the Halas Rock Wall!  Upon completion you will receive a green belay card.

Belay Classes are one hour long, and cost only $5.  Please sign up for your belay class at the Halas front desk.

Rent the Rock:

If you have a Loyola group that is interested in spending time together reaching new heights and engaging in a challenging and healthy activity, contact the Rock Wall Coordinator, Patrick Croke, at pcroke@luc.edu to rent the Halas Rock Wall!  We will work with your group to schedule an experience of high quality! 

Questions?  Email Patrick Croke, Program Coordinator, at pcroke@luc.edu 


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