Programs

Climbing

Tired of climbing the trees outside your house? We have an alternative adventure! Our indoor climbing center offers opportunities for Open Climb time, as well as additional classes and activities. The center offers two 28-foot climbing surfaces with routes of increasing intensities from beginner to exoert levels. Also offered in the climbing center is a 20-foot pillar, a 15-foot “tight rope,” a 15-foot “log,” a “skyscraper walk” on 5 ½ inch wide planks that jut out from the wall and a “tarzan swing.” The tarzan swing involves jumping a seven-foot gap from one platform to another.


The Y provides the following climbing equipment: harnesses, helmets and belay devices. The Y has lead/sport climbing capabilities and certified instructors. Belayers are present during all classes and open times.

The climbing wall and ropes course are the perfect setting for team building activities. The Oshkosh Y offers a team building program that can be structured for your specific group. Groups range from corporate executives to youth church groups to families and more. This facility gives families and groups yet another opportunity to build bonds at the Y, since the climbing experience emphasizes the four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

For safety, climbers must be at least 4 years old and weigh 40 pounds or more. However, meeting these minimum standards does not guarantee proper fit of the harness. Approval to climb will be determined by the certified climbing staff.

Michelle Zach, Climbing Coordinator
Email:michellezach@oshkoshymca.org
Phone:920-230-8439