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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 abilities and 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.

Red Barn telephone: (585) 475-7050

Interim Red Barn Climbing Operations


We are pleased to announce that Red Barn Climbing will resume modified operations. For the remainder of the 20290/2021 spring semester, RIT students, staff, and faculty can make pre-paid reservations for Saturdays and Sundays from April 3rd through May 9th, 2021. Sessions of an hour and forty-five minutes in length are available between 10am and 8pm. These can be made in advance at our normal rates of $4 per visit with an optional $3 climbing shoe rental (climbing shoes are required to participate). Reservations along with credit card payment can be made at recreation.rit.edu. Rental of chalkbags is currently suspended but various chalk and bouldering products can be purchased in advance of your visit at our online store for weekend pickups.