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.”
Summer Quarter (June 20 to September 25) climbing wall hours are:
- Monday-Thursday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
- Friday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
- Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Note: The Student Recreation Center climbing wall will have a delayed opening of 3pm on Friday, September 22 due to staff training.
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. Classes have concluded for the 2016-17 school year, but will return for the upcoming fall quarter!
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 nine host universities for the 2017 season.
The competition returned to Western Washington University when the Veni Vidi Ascendi event was held at the Student Recreation Center climbing wall on April 8, 2017.
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!
Be sure to join us for a Top Rope Tuesday when it returns for Fall Quarter!