Chancellor Reyes cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the ASCEND climbing wall on Feb. 2, 2024
Student Life

Watch: Scale New Heights on the New ASCEND Climbing Wall

UMass Amherst undergraduate students and anyone with a membership at the Recreation Center can now experience a world of climbing possibilities with Campus Recreation and Wellbeing’s expansive new ASCEND facility spanning over 2,300 sq. ft. Nestled on the first floor of the Fieldstone residential building, climbers can reach heights of up to 14 feet and explore a diverse array of climbs meticulously tailored to cater to climbers of every skill level. 

The video below was filmed at the wall's grand opening on Feb. 2.

For more information about the new climbing wall, including hours of operation and rules for use, or to register for an orientation session, visit