Tired 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."
Climbing Wall Hours
During Spring Quarter (4/1/13 through 6/13/13), the climbing wall is open during the following times:
- Monday-Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
- Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
- Saturday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
- Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Spring Quarter intersession (4/1/13 through 6/13/13) climbing wall hours are as follows:
- Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
- Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
- June 24 Only: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Note: The climbing wall will be closed from June 12-14 for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
For holiday and intersession hours, please refer to our Facility Schedule page.
Click here for a comprehensive listing of all the climbing classes we offer.
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 eight host universities in the upcoming season.
The competition will be back at Western Washington University in 2013 when the Veni. Vidi. Ascendi. event is held at the Student Recreation Center climbing wall on Saturday, February 2.
For more information on the series and how you can sign up for Veni. Vidi. Ascendi. at WWU, click here to visit our NC3 page.