Climbing Wall - NW Collegiate Climbing Competition

Each winter, the Student Recreation Center hosts an exciting climbing event called the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Competition.

Series Background

Western Washington University is pleased to announce the seventh annual Veni. Vidi. Ascendi., part of the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Competition (NC3). This series of competitions is designed to foster community involvement and bring attention to the increasingly popular sport of climbing.

WWU first participated in the series in 2008, and each year the event held at our Student Recreation Center climbing wall is one of the largest competitions of the entire series! In 2015, WWU will host the second event of the series on Saturday, February 7.

This series allows participants to experience a high level of competitive sport and foster growth within the climbing community.

For up to date information, including a listing of all NC3 series events, visit the NC3 Blog and become a fan of the NC3 Facebook Page!

2015 NC3 Competition Details

The eighth annual Veni. Vidi. Ascendi. event will take place on Saturday, February 7 at WWU's Student Recreation Center climbing wall. In order to provide everyone with ample climbing time and space, registration for this year's event will be capped at 150 participants so be sure to register early!

When: Saturday, February 7 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (registration opens at 8 a.m.)

Where: Western Washington University Student Recreation Center - 1880 Bill McDonald Pkwy. in Bellingham (click for directions)

Who: Open to students, faculty/staff and community members of all climbing abilities (V0 to V6+)

Cost: $30 (Early bird registration available to students for $25 before January 17)

Deadline: Early bird deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, January 16. Final registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, January 23. Registration is now closed for this event.

NC3 Eligibility: Students who wish to compete and earn points for their school must fill out the NC3 Eligibility Form found in the registration packet and turn it in with the other registration forms. This form must also be signed by your school's NC3 event coordinator.

Click here to download the competition rules, schedule and registration forms

For more information, contact climbing wall coordinator Nancy Hernandez at

Watch highlights from last year's Veni. Vidi. Ascendi. competition:

Previous Competition Results

2014 Competition: Video highlights - Event results

2013 Competition: Event results

2012 Competition: Event results

2011 Competition: Video highlights - Event results

2010 Competition: Video highlights - Event photos - Final team standings

Page Updated 01.26.2015