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
Winter Quarter (January 5 - March 18) climbing wall hours are:
- Monday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Tuesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
- Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
- Saturday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
- Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
- Monday, Feb. 15 Holiday Hours: 11:00am - 7:00pm
The climbing wall will close at 8:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays during Winter Quarter for WWU Climbing Team practice. Click here for more information on the Climbing Team.
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. Our Winter Quarter class schedule has just been announced!
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.
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!