Climbing Wall

Climbing WallTired of the treadmill and the weight room? Want to get pumped? Climbing provides a full body workout that will challenge you both mentally and physically. The Student Recreation Center offers two 30-foot high climbing walls in addition to a 12-foot high freeform bouldering wall boasting a total of 3,300 square feet of climbing containing routes of varying difficulty.

Don’t know where to start? Stop by the wall and ask an attendant how you can begin climbing. Our experienced staff will orient you to the wall, explain the policies and procedures and answer any questions you may have about our classes and equipment rentals.

Survive your climbing wall experience by reading our Climbing Wall Rules and Policies, then stop by next time you're at the Student Recreation Center and find out why everyone wants to "Grab Life by the Walls."

Summer Quarter (June 21 - Septmeber 20) climbing wall hours are:

  • Monday: 6:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 6:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 6:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

For holiday and intersession hours, please refer to our Facility Schedule page.

Climbing Classes

Click here for a comprehensive listing of all the climbing classes we offer. Classes will return for Fall Quarter!

Northwest Collegiate Climbing Competition

The Northwest Collegiate Climbing Competition (NC3) series has been put together in order to foster intercollegiate climbing, camaraderie and competition. From three universities, the series has grown to ten host universities for the 2016 season.

The competition returned to Western Washington University when the Veni Vidi Ascendi event was held at the Student Recreation Center climbing wall on January 23, 2016.

For more information on the series and the Veni Vidi Ascendi event at WWU, click here to visit our NC3 page.

Routesetting Clinic

Coming April 15 & 16 to the Rec Center climbing wall!

Learn routesetting fundamentals and basic skills for competition routesetting at our two day routesetting clinic at the Student Recreation Center Climbing wall.

Cost: $20 per person, free for current Campus Rec student employees. Registration is first come, first served and is limited to a maximum of 8 people.

Date and time: Friday, April 15 from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to Noon. Participants must attend both days of the clinic.

Questions: Email

Registration: View Clinic Flyer - Download Registration Form

Deadline: Submit your completed registration from with payment (if necessary) to the Rec Center receptionist by Thursday, April 14.

Top Rope Tuesdays

Every Tuesday night during Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters we offer top rope climbing for the last two hours that the climbing wall is open, from 8-10pm. During this time we also offer free equipment rentals, so come join us!

Meet the Rock Wall Staff

Page Updated 06.21.2016