Climbing Wall

NOTICE: Autobelays are available for use

The Saint Mary's College of California climbing wall is located at the Joseph Alioto Recreation Center. Completed in 2013, it features two auto-belay lanes and 3 top-rope lanes. 


Spring 2020

To participate on this wall, you must have acces to the JARC and have filled out the 2019-2020 Liability Waiver.

You must complete the belay certification assessment before climbing (top-rope) and show belay card while climbing. 


Rock Wall Hours: Same as JARC operating hours!

Equipment Rental: All equipment is free to check out through the front desk using SMC valid ID

  • Harness
  • Rock Climbing Shoes
  • Belay Device
  • Carabiner

Belay Instruction Class

  • If you are new to the sport or need a refresher, come by the rock wall to learn how to belay and climb!
  • All instruction class availability times will be updated soon!

Belay Assessment Test

  • All climbing wall participants must successfully complete a belay skills assessment to belay other participants. 
  • After successful test completion, participant will be given a belay card that must be visible whenever belaying or using top-rop.
  • Belay Assessment Tests will follow all instruction classes. 
  • All belay assessment tests will be updated soon!