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.”
Fall quarter (September 26 to January 7) climbing wall hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
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 will return for fall quarter.
We also offer private climbing lessons, where you’ll be able to learn from our talented climbing wall instructors in a one-on-one environment.
Late Night Top Roping
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during fall, winter and spring quarters we offer top rope climbing for the last two hours that the climbing wall is open! During this time we also offer free equipment rentals, so come join us!
The Student Recreation Center equipment desk has a variety of climbing equipment for rental and purchase to help enhance your experience at the climbing wall:
|Equipment for Rental|
|ATC Belay Device||$2.00|
|Harness/ATC/Shoe Combo Package||$5.00|
|Equipment for Purchase|
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 2018 season.
The competition returned to Western Washington University when the Veni Vidi Ascendi event was held at the Student Recreation Center climbing wall on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.