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 2016, WWU hosted the first event of the series on Saturday, January 23.

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!


2017 NC3 Competition Details

The 2017 Veni Vidi Ascendi event will be held on Saturday, April 8 at the WWU Student Recreation Center climbing wall and will be the sixth leg of the 2017 Northwest Collegiate Climbing Competition series.

Registration forms and additional information about the event will be posted here soon.

View the entire 2017 NC3 series schedule here.


2016 NC3 Competition Results

The 2016 Veni Vidi Ascendi event was held on Saturday, January 23 and was the first event in the 2016 Northwest Collegiate Climbing Competition series. Read a recap of the event in The Western Front.

Scroll down below to see highlights from previous Veni Vidi Ascendi competitions at WWU!

2015 NC3 Competition Results

The eighth annual Veni. Vidi. Ascendi. event is now in the books! Thank you to all of 150 participants and congratulations to the following division winners:

  • Men's Advanced: Christian Matthews
  • Women's Advanced: Alison Newcomb
  • Men's Intermediate: Robin Dittrich & Adi Junus
  • Women's Intermediate: Tara Quattrone
  • Men's Beginner: Benjamin Martinez
  • Women's Beginner: Eva Geisse
  • Men's Open: Corbin Miley
  • Women's Open: Fiona Layton

Click here for to view the complete competition results.

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 12.02.2016