Mon. - 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tues. - 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wed. - 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Thurs. - 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Fri. - 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sat. - 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
*The Canyon will be closed when the Student Activity Center is closed for holidays.
Rock Wall orientations will be every week, Tue/Wed/Fri 3:00pm-5:00pm. Students must go through an orientation before climbing and may sign up at SAC front desk.
Dr. David Mathews, President
Southwestern Michigan College
AMGA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor (Lead)
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1271
Undoubtedly, the towering feature of the Student Activity Center (SAC) on Southwestern Michigan College’s Dowagiac campus is the 3,500-square-foot rock climbing room called The Canyon.
Approaching the room from the long hall, you feel as if you are walking into a large crevice between two crags. The Canyon has a 35-foot vertical wall with several shorter walls, as well as a 12-foot high bouldering wall.
The Canyon accommodates all three types of indoor climbing: top-roping, bouldering, and lead climbing.
There are more than 40 vertical routes of all levels of difficulty, not counting the 20 or more bouldering options. Routes are changed throughout year.