TUM Campus in the Olympic Park:

New climbing tower and bouldering facilities

Climbing tower Olympiapark Munich
A new climbing facility has been built on the grounds of the TUM Campus in the Olympiapark. (Photo: Dr. Fabian Stöcker)
16 meters high, 19 meters wide, almost 600 square meters of space: the new climbing tower on the TUM Campus in the Olympic Park is nearing completion – and so is a 7.5 meter high boulder sculpture.

The tower consists of two pillars and has 47 safety lines and three stop-off points. There is also a training platform with climbable double doors and a ten square meter storage room with a grip washing machine.

Over 14,000 variations

The boulder sculpture is over 16 meters wide. It offers about 275 square meters of climbing wall space and has a roof area of about 125 square meters. A special feature is the covered training platform at a height of four meters.

Each square meter has 25 prefabricated grip and foothold attachment options, creating a total of around 14,250 possibilities for varying them. The route construction team will also install about 5,000 grips and footholds on the climbing towers and approx. 250-500 grips and footholds on the bouldering facility.

Suitability for competitions and events

The routes of the facility are suitable for many different target groups – for handicapped people (MS groups), for hobby and popular sports, and competitive athletes.
The walls are also suitable for competitions and events. The European Championships will take place in Munich in the summer of 2022, and perhaps climbing will be added to the competition schedule by that time.

In the course of the construction of the entire facility, the old climbing rock had to be removed. The new construction is located in the northern part of the campus. A new modern fitness course – which has already been installed – completes the offer.

More information:
University Sports Center Munich (Zentraler Hochschulsport München, ZHS)
TUM Campus in Olympiapark  

Climbing facility at the TUM Campus
View of the Olympic Tower: the new climbing facility at the TUM Campus in Munich. (Photo: Dr. Fabian Stöcker)