Climbing Training Camp

22 August, 2023

August 28 – 31

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ages 10 - 15

Climbing Wall

Island Recreation Club


Time to gear up for our upcoming climbing competition! Join our Climbing Training Camp organized in collaboration with the Saudi Climbing and Hiking Federation and hone your skills for the KAUST Arab Youth Climbing Competition set to take place on September 15.


Children aged 10 to 15 can join our climbing classes extending from August 28 to August 31 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Island Recreation Club Climbing Wall. Our seasoned climbing coaches will focus on enhancing children’s auto-belay and lead climbing techniques to significantly increase their chances of emerging victorious in September.



  • This training camp is specifically designed for young climbers who register for the KAUST Arab Youth Competition.
  • To register, you need to create a membership account here. After that, you can register here.
  • Booking is not required. First come, first serve.
  • Classes are free of charge.
  • Climbers should have shoes and harnesses. Gear provided at no cost.
  • Climbers should provide parental consent before joining.
  • Food, soft and hot drinks, strollers, skates or heeled shoes, and heavy equipment are not allowed. Learn more about the Climbing Wall Rules and Regulations.


Climbing Wall Closure

Please note that during camp days, from August 28 to August 31, the Climbing Wall will not be accessible for climbers from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Starting September 1, the Climbing Wall opening hours will return to their regular schedule.



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What Sustainable Development Goal is this event related to?

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

About the KAUST Arab Youth Competition


The KAUST Arab Youth Competition is organized by the Saudi Climbing and Hiking Federation and is set to take place on September 15 at KAUST. Young climbers aged 10 to 13 will compete in the Auto-Belay category, while children aged 14 and 15 will compete in the Lead Climbing category. You can create a membership to register here.


KAUST Partnership with the Saudi Climbing and Hiking Federation


KAUST started a partnership with the Saudi Climbing and Hiking Federation (SCHF) to join efforts to promote and develop the sport of climbing on a national level. The SCHF is the national governing body of all aspects of rock climbing and hiking in Saudi Arabia. If you’d like to be a member or learn more about them, click here.