Climbing Wall


Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route without falling.

The climbing wall is dedicated to the age group of 4 years old and up and works on a first-come-first-serve basis. Booking is not required. Climbers must wear safety gear all the time. Free rental is available. We prohibit activities in that area that can mark or damage the flooring. For example, no food and soft drinks, heeled shoes, or heavy equipment. The climbing wall rules are presented below and must be followed by all users.


Update: Please note that the Climbing Wall will be partially closed on May 7, 8, and 9 to set up for the KAUST Youth Climbing Competition taking place on May 10. The Climbing Wall opening hours will return to their regular schedule starting May 12.






Operating Hours
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday :
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday :
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday: Closed

Contact Us
Phone: 808 6614 | 808 6619


  • Climbing Wall

    Our climbing wall features several routes designed to challenge both your body and mind, and includes multiple auto belays.

    The Climbing Wall is open to the  KAUST community, approved service providers and  graduates. If interested visit us at the Island Recreation Club!

  • Climbing Wall Rules and Regulations

    Please review the climbing wall rules before attending.

    Climbing Wall Rules

  • For more information, please contact the IRC reception team at (012)8086619 or

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