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 – June 30, 2022: There have been some changes to the planned maintenance of the Island Recreation Club Arena. This space will be OPEN from July 5 to 31 and CLOSED starting from August 1 until the maintenance is complete. Access to the Island Recreation Club climbing wall, badminton, volleyball and basketball sports will be impacted by this maintenance work. Announcements with the final arena reopening will be published separately.





Operating Hours
Monday - Closed
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays :
Opens:12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Closes: 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Resumes: 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Friday and Saturday :
Opens: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Closes: 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Resumes: 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

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

  • Wall Climbing - Private Sessions:

    • PT Regular for 100 SAR per 1-hour session
    • PT Student for 65 SAR per 1-hour session
    • PT 30- minutes for 54 SAR per session
    • PT Block (10 + 2 sessions) Regular for 995 SAR
    • PT Block (10 + 2 sessions) Student for 660 SAR
    • PT Single session for 2 people for 130 SAR
    • PT Block for 2 people (10 + 2 sessions) Regular/Student for 1325 SAR

    All sessions are held with a personal trainer (PT) and are VAT inclusive. For more information, please contact the IRC reception team at (012)8086619 or

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