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 Fall Quarter (September 23 to December 11), the climbing wall is open during the following times:
- Mondays: 11:00am - 8:00pm
- Tuesdays: 11:00am - 10:00pm
- Wednesdays: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Thursdays: 11:00am - 10:00pm
- Fridays: 11:00am - 9:00pm
- Saturdays: 11:00am - 7:00pm
- Sundays: 11:00am - 8:00pm
For holiday and intersession hours, please refer to our Facility Schedule page.
Note: The climbing wall will close at 8:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays during Fall Quarter for WWU Climbing Team practice. Click here for more information on the Climbing Team.
Click here for a comprehensive listing of all the climbing classes we offer. During Fall Quarter, we are offering a variety of introductory classes on weekdays.
Coming November 20 & 21 to the Rec Center!
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. Registration is first come, first served and is limited to a maximum of 8 people. Participants must attend both days of the clinic.
Questions: Email Tamara.Jansen@wwu.edu.
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!
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 will be back at Western Washington University when the Veni. Vidi. Ascendi. event is 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.