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2021-2022 Club Updates

As the world is changing around us, Club Climbing has also made some changes! A new executive board, new home gym and new competition schedule have us busy for the 2021-2022 school year.

In early 2021, we welcomed new members to the exec team while others moved within the board. We are excited at the chance to collaborate and hear new ideas.

Over the summer, a new bouldering gym opened downtown Indianapolis! North Mass Boulder has become the new home gym for Butler Club Climbing and we couldn’t be happier. This gym allows us to boulder, train on the many training walls, workout (weights, running, etc.), and toil away on homework while enjoying a snack at the Top Out Cafe on the second level of the building. With routes constantly changing, we are able to try new things and build our strength and techniques.

While the competition schedule last year was a bit bare because of the pandemic, this year is looking promising. Competitions to qualify for regionals are popping up in our region and we are looking forward to getting back into the competitive spirit. Competitions in Ohio and here in Indianapolis give club members the chance to qualify for regionals and (hopefully) divisional championships (bouldering will be held at North Mass Boulder in February).

The end of 2021 and beginning of 2022 is looking promising for the club and we’re excited at the chance to compete again and sharpen our skills at our new home gym.

Rock on,

Maggie Moore – Club Climbing President


Time to Spring into Action

Our climbers have been doing a fantastic job this semester getting some new routes under their belt (or should we say harness) and we’ve seen a lot of progress in every individual who has made it out to climb!

Coming back from spring break, we hope to see those beach bums back on the ropes and climbing with as much fervor as they had before.

Getting back some info on this spring for an outdoor trip and looking forward to getting outside in this awesome weather!


Free Call Out Meeting!

        This Friday, February 9th 2018 we will have a free call out meeting for any Butler students at Hoosier Heights. We will be meeting at Hoosier Heights at 5:00 on Friday. Climbing will be completely free, but you will still need to rent equipment (harnesses, shoes, etc.).

        If you need transportation or are interested in coming with us on our first outing, please contact one of the club officers. This is our first climbing experience as a club, so  we hope to see you there!


Climbing Club Is Up and Active!

The 2018 Spring Semester is here at Butler University and Climbing Club is ready for it!

After a brief hiatus and a change of leadership, Climbing Club is active again and running smoother than ever. Working with the local climbing gym Hoosier Heights, we have been able to bargain a special deal for members of the club. With free shoe rentals on climbing dates and a full access to the gym. 

Right now, we are looking forward to our first meeting as a club and following that, our first outing to the gym to get our members on the wall. Potential members that are looking to join are welcome to come to our meeting on Thursday, Feb 1 at 5:45 in room 106B the Pharmacy Building or you can contact any of our officers who will be happy to give you information.

We are currently planning for trips to take outdoors in the spring, working with an experienced climber from the gym.

Hope we will see you around this semester!



Peter Larson, President of Climbing Club –

Reily Sheilds, Vice President –

Jacob Carson, Treasurer –

Lydia Frentsos, Secretary –


Via Ferrata- Red River Gorge, KY

Nov. 1-2 the climbing club will be guiding 12-15 outdoorsmen and women to the Via ferrata at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Repelling and Rock climbing will take place all day on Saturday, as we arrive Friday night. Beginner rock climbers to experts are welcome to join. If interested, contact club vice president Susie Cox at Spots fill up fast for this adventure outing… so hurry and reserve a spot!!


Climbing Club Red River Gorge Climbing Trip

BU Climbing Club is heading to the Red River Gorge April 12th and 13th for our 2013 climbing trip! We will be spending the day in the beautiful rocky Kentucky outdoors and ending our trip with a dinner at Miguel’s-the Red River Gorge’s well known pizza and rock climbing shop.


Butler Climbing Club Welcomes You!

Welcome to the official Butler Climbing Club website. As an official club sport at Butler University, we supply an outlet for outdoor adventurers. Members of our club climb practice at Climb Time Indy, a local Indianapolis climbing gym. In the past we have sponsored overnight climbs at the gym, trips to Muscatatuck State Park in Indiana, and an annual climbing trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Check out the pictures below from past climbing trips. Go Dawgs!