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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.

RBC Resumes Service to the General Public February 27, 2022!

Red Barn Climbing is only open to RIT students, staff, and faculty until Sunday, February 27th when access to the general public will resume. All participants, except RIT students, must be at least 18 years of age.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Public participants and RIT Alumni must show photo ID with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination via either vaccination card or NYS Excelsior Pass. RIT students/employees must be in good standing regarding RIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Appropriate face masks must be worn at all times when inside. Further details regarding vaccination requirements and masking guidelines can be found At the RIT Safety Plan.


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


Until Sunday, February 27

  • Monday        Closed
  • Tuesday       4 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday  4 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Thursday      4 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday           Closed
  • Saturday      1 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday        1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Beginning Sunday, February 27

  • 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
  • *Spring Half-Semester Membership: $20

General Public

  • Single Day Pass: $8
  • *Spring Half-Semester Membership: $50


  • 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 telephone: 585-475-7050