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Fitness Center

Outdoor Education: Red Barn Climbing

The Red Barn is home to one of the top collegiate indoor rock climbing facilities in the country. RBC is a bouldering-only gym, where climbs are shorter and falls are protected with padding. Climbing routes are set and maintained to accommodate all skill levels, from beginner to expert. The Red Barn is a 100-year-old “Wells” style dairy barn that lacks many modern amenities such as heat and plumbing. Please dress based on the outside temperature. A restroom is located in our annex, adjacent to the Red Barn.

All participants, except RIT students, must be at least 18 years of age.


The Red Barn is located at the far west end of campus, about one eighth of a mile northwest of the Riverknoll apartments.

Coordinates: 43.08424646507299, -77.68473963576612


  • Monday-Friday        4 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday    1 p.m.-6 p.m.


We accept credit cards and Tiger Bucks for payment, and do not accept cash.

RIT Students/Employees/Alumni

  • Single Day Pass: $4
  • Semester Membership: $40

General Public

  • Single Day Pass: $8
  • Semester Membership: $100


  • Climbing Shoes: $3 (Climbing shoes are required to participate.)
  • Chalk Bag: $1

*Membership fees are pro-rated throughout the remainder of the semester.


Red Barn: 585-475-7050