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Fitness Center

Outdoor Education: Red Barn Climbing Gym

Red Barn Climbing (RBC) is RIT's indoor rock climbing gym, located in the Outdoor Education Red Barn on the west end of campus. RBC is regarded by many as the premier rock climbing gym in Western New York and among the best in the Northeast.

RBC is open on weekday evenings and afternoons on weekends when RIT class is in session. During this time most climbing walls are open and available to visitors, however some areas may be closed based on current weather conditions.

The Red Barn is a 100 year old "Wells" style dairy barn that still lacks many modern amenities such as heat and plumbing. Please dress based on the outside temperature. There is a "Port-A-John" located in the main parking lot that is available for all visitors.

The Red Barn is primarily a bouldering gym, which is a type of rope-less rock climbing where participants fall onto padded surfaces, but we also have a 35 foot tall top-roping wall.

No prior climbing experience is needed. All visitors must be 18 years of age or older, or a registered RIT student.

Red Barn telephone: (585) 292-6571

Semester Hours
Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Semester Rates
With RIT ID $40
Other $100
Summer Hours
Monday – Friday 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Summer Rates
With RIT ID $25
Other $65
Intercession Hours
Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Intercession Rates
With RIT ID $8
Other $20
Day Passes
With RIT ID $4
Other $6
Other fees
Belay Certification $5
Shoe Rental $3
Harness $1
Chalk Bag $1
Helmet Free

*Open when RIT class is in session. Please refer to the RIT academic calendar website, or the Red Barn Climbing gym Facebook page for additional information on open hours.