Trips & Clinics

The ORC offers many trips, classes, and clinics each semester to provide you with the opportunity to learn new skills or enhance your knowledge of the great outdoors. Come take an adventure with us, bring your friends, and make some new ones. Check out the options in the sidebar and see where it will take you!

Policies

Members of WSU or the wider community who can meet the physical requirements of a trip and are at least 18 years of age are eligible to participate. WSU students who are 17 years of age or older are also able to participate. Youth, 5-17, are not allowed on regular trips unless there is an exemption.

In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and coordinate transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to six participants with two facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs.

Full refunds will be given for cancellations made two weeks or more prior to the registration deadline. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made within two weeks prior to the registration deadline.No refunds are given past the registration deadline.

Trip Ratings

The following is a five tiered rating system that includes general descriptions of five levels of difficulties adapted from the American College of Sports Medicine. Certain trips with low technical skill ratings and very high levels of physical requirements could be rated the same as a trip with very high technical skills and a very low physical requirement, so always be sure to inquire as to the specifics of the activity you are participating in. These are general descriptions of the five levels and may differ when applied to specific activities.

Level 1

This activity requires low levels of physical conditioning and no specific experience is necessary, technical skills are not necessary. 

Level 2

Good physical conditioning is necessary, little experience is required, and little technical knowledge is necessary.

Level 3

Good physical conditioning is required, some experience is recommended, and some technical knowledge is highly recommended.

Level 4

Good physical condition is required, experience in the specific activity is required, and technical proficiency is highly recommended.

Level 5  

Excellent physical conditioning is required, proficiency in specific technical skill is required, and prior experience is a necessity.

Essential Eligibility Criteria for Participation

The wilderness environments of an ORC trip can be remote, dynamic, and challenging. For these reasons, participants should be committed to take responsibility for themselves, and functioning effectively in a group to achieve trip goals. The Essential Eligibility Criteria is applicable for all participants. A qualified person is one who can meet the EEC, with or without appropriate accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate notification. Please call Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 509.335.9668 for accommodation information.

Section 1:

Section 2:

This section lists the EEC specific to different trip types or activities.  All participants must satisfy the EEC listed in section one, and the EEC in section two that is specific to the trip type they are considering.  If you are attending a day trip, you do not need to satisfy the Outdoor Living Skills listed in section one.

If you have questions please contact Anna Roberts at 509.335.2651 or anna.roberts@wsu.edu

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Registration Ends January 17

Belay Clinic

Jan 20 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Ski Shuttle: Silver Mountain (Transportation Only)

Jan 19 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$30 - $40
 
 
It’s easy to come up with excuses for NOT going skiing. Maybe you don’t want to shell out $50 for a tank of gas or maybe you don’t have a vehicle capable of making it up to the mountain. The ORC is here to save the day! The ORC will provide transportation to and from the mountain. All you have to do is show up! Don’t have skis or a snowboard? Come down to the ORC earlier in the week and rent skis or snowboard equipment for the trip. There simply is no acceptable excuse for missing out on the ski season this year. Ski rentals, lift tickets and food are NOT provided on this trip. Rentals and discounted lift tickets can be purchased at the ORC to avoid lines at the resort. Silver also has tubing, snowshoeing, and a water park. Trip rating is level 1. Trip cost includes transportation to and from the Silver Mountain. (Food, lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals, and instruction NOT included). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends January 18

Belay Clinic

Jan 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Route Setting Clinic

Jan 20 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Join us for an instructional clinic on how to set routes at WSU's climbing wall. You'll meet other climbers and gain skills to make you a more proficient volunteer setter at the wall. No previous experience is necessary! Non-members may participate, but will have to pay the entrance fee into the SRC.
 
 

Registration Ends January 20

Intro to Mountaineering Overnight Trip

Jan 26 - Jan 27 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$50 - $80
 
 
Whether you are hoping to tackle a northwest volcano this summer or add to your repertoire of winter skills, this local trip provides an educational opportunity to develop basic mountaineering skills. In this introductory course, participants will learn basic snow travel techniques, including: kicking steps, rest step, self-belay with ice axe, self-arrest with ice axe, and sitting glissade. This course will not cover glacier travel or crevasse rescue (see our Crevasse Rescue Skills Clinic) . Trip rating is level 2. No experience necessary, good physical conditioning necessary. Beginners and experienced individuals who would like to brush up on skills are encouraged to attend. There will be a Pre-Trip meeting on January 23rd from 6pm-8pm at the Outdoor Recreation Center. At this meeting you will meet your fellow trip participants and trip leaders, see the trip itinerary, and you will have the opportunity to check out group gear and camping equipment. Trip cost includes: group gear, camping equipment, skill instruction, transportation, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, and helmet. Participants need to provide their own hat, gloves, and other clothing. Plan to be in the snow all day and overnight. Dress in synthetic layers and be prepared for a damp, cold environment. No cotton clothing please. Water resistant (or waterproof) outerwear required. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Ski Shuttle: Lookout Pass (Transportation Only)

Jan 26 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$30 - $40
 
 
It’s easy to come up with excuses for NOT going skiing. Maybe you don’t want to shell out $50 for a tank of gas or maybe you don’t have a vehicle capable of making it up to the mountain. The ORC is here to save the day! The ORC will provide transportation to and from the mountain. All you have to do is show up! Don’t have skis or a snowboard? Come down to the ORC earlier in the week and rent skis or snowboard equipment for the trip. There simply is no acceptable excuse for missing out on the ski season this year. Ski rentals, lift tickets and food are NOT provided on this trip. Rentals and discounted lift tickets can be purchased at the ORC to avoid lines at the resort. Silver also has tubing, snowshoeing, and a water park. Trip rating is level 1. Trip cost includes transportation to and from the Lookout Mountain. (Food, lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals, and instruction NOT included). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends January 22

Belay Clinic

Jan 24 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends January 24

Belay Clinic

Jan 27 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends January 25

Banff Mountain Film Festival Tickets

Jan 28 in CUB (Compton Union Building) Auditorium
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$5 - $13
 
 
If you are an outdoor enthusiast or appreciate adventure films, you won't want to miss this spectacular event! WSU students, Chinook members, and SRC members may purchase tickets in advance online for $5, or for $10 at the door. Non-WSU students/non-members can purchase their tickets in advance online for $13, or $18 at the door. If you purchase a ticket online, please come to the CUB prior to the showing and line up to pick up your ticket at the auditorium entrance. There will be no refunds for purchased tickets. If you have not picked up your ticket 20 minutes prior to the showing, seats will be released as this is a popular event. The Banff Mountain Film Festival highlights the many aspects of mountain culture throughout the world. The showing at WSU will be comprised of several films varying in lengths from two minutes to full-length feature film productions. The majority of films feature stunning cinematography of adventure-based activities such as skiing, climbing, kayaking, base jumping, mountain biking, and more, to highlight the nuances of civilization, and shed light on areas less traveled.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Jan 28 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Lead Belay Clinic

Jan 26 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make the best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends January 27

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Jan 27 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Ski Shuttle: Schweitzer Mountain (Transportation Only)

Feb 2 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$35 - $45
 
 
It’s easy to come up with excuses for NOT going skiing. Maybe you don’t want to shell out $50 for a tank of gas or maybe you don’t have a vehicle capable of making it up to the mountain. The ORC is here to save the day! The ORC will provide transportation to and from the mountain. All you have to do is show up! Don’t have skis or a snowboard? Come down to the ORC earlier in the week and rent skis or snowboard equipment for the trip. There simply is no acceptable excuse for missing out on the ski season this year. Ski rentals, lift tickets and food are NOT provided on this trip. Consider renting your gear from the ORC earlier in the week to avoid lines at the resort. Trip rating is level 1. Trip cost includes transportation to and from the Schweitzer Mountain. (Food, lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals, and instruction NOT included). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends January 29

Belay Clinic

Jan 31 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends January 31

Belay Clinic

Feb 3 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends February 1

Belay Clinic

Feb 4 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends February 3

Crevasse Rescue and Skills Clinic

Feb 10 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$35 - $65
 
 
Whether you are hoping to tackle a glaciated mountain this summer or add to your repertoire of mountain skills, this local day trip provides an educational opportunity to exposure to many of the components and skills involved in crevasse rescue. In this introductory one-day course, participants will learn basic snow anchors, rope ascension, haul systems, and belay techniques. Trip rating is level 2. No experience necessary, good physical conditioning necessary. Beginners and experienced individuals who would like to brush up on skills are encouraged to attend. Trip cost includes: instruction, transportation to Moscow Mountain or another local venue, ice axe, helmet, and all climbing equipment. Participants need to provide their own, hat, gloves, and other clothing. Plan to be in the snow for most of the day. Dress in synthetic layers and be prepared for a damp, cold environment. No cotton clothing please. Water resistant (or waterproof) outerwear required. We’ll be finishing at the SRC climbing wall where we’ll be covering rope ascension. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Cross Country Ski the Palouse Divide

Feb 10 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$50 - $80
 
 
The Palouse Divide is a great local winter recreation site located 45 minutes north of Moscow. This trip is geared towards the beginner but all abilities are welcome to come and play in the snow! There are 12-18 miles of groomed and un-groomed trails to explore. Scenic vistas offer stunning views of Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Cross-country skiing is mentally and physically demanding. Please come prepared for a workout in the cold. Trip cost includes: cross country ski equipment, transportation, permits, and trip facilitator (Food NOT included). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Intro to Snow Safety and Avalanche Beacon Clinic

Feb 5 in ORC Lobby
[T] 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$0 - $10
 
 
If you are a skier or snowboarder who is excited about venturing out of the resort and into the backcountry or sidecountry, then this clinic is a must. A potentially life-threatening, emergency situation is no time to be unprepared. During this clinic, learn (or review) how to use an avalanche beacon to perform a partner rescue. We'll dedicate some classroom time to reviewing avalanche awareness, as well. Beacons provided, but if you have your own, please bring it. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Ski Shuttle: Silver Mountain (Transportation Only)

Feb 9 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$30 - $40
 
 
It’s easy to come up with excuses for NOT going skiing. Maybe you don’t want to shell out $50 for a tank of gas or maybe you don’t have a vehicle capable of making it up to the mountain. The ORC is here to save the day! The ORC will provide transportation to and from the mountain. All you have to do is show up! Don’t have skis or a snowboard? Come down to the ORC earlier in the week and rent skis or snowboard equipment for the trip. There simply is no acceptable excuse for missing out on the ski season this year. Ski rentals, lift tickets and food are NOT provided on this trip. Rentals and discounted lift tickets can be purchased at the ORC to avoid lines at the resort. Silver also has tubing, snowshoeing, and a water park. Trip rating is level 1. Trip cost includes transportation to and from the Silver Mountain. (Food, lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals, and instruction NOT included). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Snowshoe at Moscow Mountain

Feb 9 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$35 - $55
 
 
The Palouse’s Moscow Mountain provides the perfect place to engage in winter sports like snowshoeing! You’ll enjoy trekking through the towering red cedars in what will likely be beautiful winter conditions. Since this trip is local, it will also open your eyes to the endless winter possibilities hidden in the Palouse. All you need is a warm coat and a smile! Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes: transportation, snowshoes and trekking poles, and trip facilitators (Food NOT included). If snow conditions on the Palouse are plentiful, this trip will be conducted as a snowshoe hike. If there is limited snow, a day hike will take place. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Wallowas Backcountry Ski, Sauna & Hut Trip

Feb 15 - Feb 18 in ORC Lobby
[F] 6:30 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[M] 12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$260 - $365
 
 
Join the ORC on this signature, annual backcountry ski hut trip. Splitboarders, alpine touring and telemarker skiers are all welcome! You will have the opportunity to tour, ski or snowboard, and play in the winter environment (pending weather/avalanche conditions). $25 off Early Bird registration for members ends January 13th! Friday morning we will drive to Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains, then skin up the steep unmarked trail (1,100 ft climb) to the Wing Ridge Hut where, on this trip in 2019 we have the luxury of staying for THREE nights. The Wing Ridge Hut (elev. 7200 ft.) is near the Eagle Cap Wilderness boundary, 2 miles west of the Salt Creek Sno-Park. This huts provides access to pristine mountain basins above the timberline with stunning scenery. There are two sleeping tents with woods stoves, cots and sleeping pads, a kitchen yurt with wood stove, camp dishes, kitchen supplies, and camp chairs, a wood-fired sauna, a composting toilet, and more. (OK, the toilet's usually covered in snow and we have to dig it out, but everything else is premier!) Trip rating is Level 4. Good physical condition is required, experience in the specific activity is required, and technical proficiency is highly recommended. Trip cost includes: cost of the huts, group gear, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe, camping equipment, transportation, and trip facilitator(s). **Alpine touring skis/split board rentals and food are NOT included. The nearest place to rent touring equipment is at University of Idaho's Outdoor Rental Shop. Quantities are limited and your encouraged to reserve in advance.** There will be a pre-trip meeting on Tuesday February 5th, from 6:00-9:00pm in the Outdoor Recreation Center. The pre-trip meeting is mandatory because there is will be an avalanche beacon orientation included. Regular beacon practice and rescue knowledge are necessary in order to be safe in the backcountry. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Prerequisite: Trip rating is Level 4. Good physical condition is required, experience in the specific activity is required, and technical proficiency is highly recommended. Participants should be proficient navigating intermediate level terrain on skis/splitboard and have prior experience backpacking and/or traveling in a backcountry winter environment.
 
 

Registration Ends February 5

Belay Clinic

Feb 7 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends February 7

Belay Clinic

Feb 10 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends February 8

Belay Clinic

Feb 11 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Lead Belay Clinic

Feb 9 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$3 - $13
 
 
The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make the best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends February 10

Banff Ice Climbing, Cross Country Skiing, and Hot Springs

Feb 21 - Feb 24 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$395 - $600
 
 
Spend three days in British Columbia and Alberta ice climbing and cross country skiing, soaking in hot springs, and sleeping in local hostels every night! You will learn about ice climbing techniques such as safe crampon and ice tool use, belaying, knot tying, basic ice climbing movement, and more! Trip rating is level 2. A belay qualification from the WSU Climbing Wall is required, and good physical conditioning is necessary. For those needing a belay qualification, belay clinics take place most Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays at the SRC climbing wall. Register online for one soon, so you’re not trying to squeeze it into your schedule last-minute. Trip cost includes lodging, transportation, trip facilitators, and all necessary climbing and skiing equipment including boots (mountaineering and cross country skiing), crampons, ice tools, harness, helmet, skis and poles, as well as sleeping bags and more. Food and personal clothing is NOT provided on this trip. For entry into Canada, all participants must have a current passport and no DUI/DWI’s on their record and submit their information to the WSU International Programs Travel Registry. Details on that specific process can be found at this website: https://ip.wsu.edu/research/international-travel-registry/ There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting on February 19th from 6:00-8:00pm in the Outdoor Recreation Center lobby. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Feb 10 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Ski Shuttle: Lookout Pass (Transportation Only)

Feb 16 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$30 - $40
 
 
It’s easy to come up with excuses for NOT going skiing. Maybe you don’t want to shell out $50 for a tank of gas or maybe you don’t have a vehicle capable of making it up to the mountain. The ORC is here to save the day! The ORC will provide transportation to and from the mountain. All you have to do is show up! Don’t have skis or a snowboard? Come down to the ORC earlier in the week and rent skis or snowboard equipment for the trip. There simply is no acceptable excuse for missing out on the ski season this year. Ski rentals, lift tickets and food are NOT provided on this trip. Rentals and discounted lift tickets can be purchased at the ORC to avoid lines at the resort. Silver also has tubing, snowshoeing, and a water park. Trip rating is level 1. Trip cost includes transportation to and from the Lookout Mountain. (Food, lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals, and instruction NOT included). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends February 12

Belay Clinic

Feb 14 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends February 14

Belay Clinic

Feb 17 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends February 15

Belay Clinic

Feb 18 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends February 17

Kayak Skills & Rescue Clinic

Feb 19 in ORC Lobby
[T] 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
Come learn how to exit a kayak in the comfort of a pool. We will teach you the basic skills of kayak rescue so you can feel more comfortable and confident on the water. For more advanced paddlers, we’ll also be offering practice time for those developing more advanced skills such as rolling. The clinic will be instructional and have open pool time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. We will provide all necessary gear; just bring a swimsuit and a positive attitude. This trip is rated a Level 1. No experience necessary! Clinic cost includes: Kayak, PFD, paddles, and facilitators. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Ski Shuttle: Schweitzer Mountain (Transportation Only)

Feb 23 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$35 - $45
 
 
It’s easy to come up with excuses for NOT going skiing. Maybe you don’t want to shell out $50 for a tank of gas or maybe you don’t have a vehicle capable of making it up to the mountain. The ORC is here to save the day! The ORC will provide transportation to and from the mountain. All you have to do is show up! Don’t have skis or a snowboard? Come down to the ORC earlier in the week and rent skis or snowboard equipment for the trip. There simply is no acceptable excuse for missing out on the ski season this year. Ski rentals, lift tickets and food are NOT provided on this trip. Consider renting your gear from the ORC earlier in the week to avoid lines at the resort. Trip rating is level 1. Trip cost includes transportation to and from the Schweitzer Mountain. (Food, lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals, and instruction NOT included). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends February 19

Belay Clinic

Feb 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends February 21

Belay Clinic

Feb 24 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Thursday Lunch Cross Country Ski

Jan 10 - Feb 21 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
What a great way to spend lunch on a snowy day! This program will run every Thursday that there is snow. The Palouse Ridge Winter Park provides the perfect place to cross country ski! You’ll enjoy gliding through the rolling hills of this convenient on-campus location. The facilitators will instruct you on the basic techniques of cross country skiing before heading out, so if you’ve haven’t tried it before, and want to, this is a perfect opportunity. If it snows, this trip goes! If there is not snow on the ground, the program will not be able to run. Come prepared wearing warm clothes and bring a thermos full of a tasty hot beverage to stay hydrated. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! The program is free, however, you will need to provide your own cross country ski equipment. If you do not have your own gear, you may rent it from the Outdoor Rental Center for a minimal price.
 
 

Registration Ends February 22

Belay Clinic

Feb 25 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Lead Belay Clinic

Feb 23 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make the best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends February 24

Adaptive Climbing

Mar 2 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Please join us during this time of climbing for all. This time is an open opportunity for adults of all abilities to enjoy the sport of climbing. Trained staff will be available to collaborate with you in creating individualized adaptions for each participant. After registration has closed, you'll be contacted via phone to begin the discussion on what barriers you anticipate in the traditional climbing process, and any other health information that may be helpful for facilitator effectiveness in creating adaptations. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Feb 24 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Spring Break: Southwest Desert Kayak Tour

Mar 8 - Mar 17 in ORC Lobby
[F] 2:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[M TW Thrs F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$375 - $550
 
 
For your next spring break, experience the southwest desert environment from the cockpit of a kayak. Join the ORC for this paddling adventure of a lifetime as we explore one of the premier flat-water kayaking destinations in the American West – Arizona and Utah’s Lake Powell (AKA Glen Canyon National Recreation Area). Early bird pricing for members effective until January 13th, so sign up soon! “The huge upside of Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, nexus of an environmental battle lost a generation ago, is the emergence of its progeny, Lake Powell, as a supreme freshwater kayaking destination.” – National Geographic Sandwiched between two classic NW-SW road trips with camping gear and kayaks in tow, and a likely stopover at a national park such as Zion or Bryce Canyon, spend five days touring a slice of the narrow canyons and big open waters that span Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Without the summertime swarms of speedboats, spring is an ideal time to paddle Lake Powell, so long as you can handle some cold desert nights. In the heart of Southwest canyon country, this is a land of extremes. We will prepare ourselves for cold weather, water, wind, and waves, and paddle 10-15 miles each day as we search for a new beach to call home each night. But we won’t spend all of our time sitting in our self-propelled boats – Glen Canyon hosts a myriad of opportunities to set out on foot. Imagine paddling to the end of a narrow slot canyon, securing our boats, and hiking deep in canyon country. Given the duration and remoteness of this expedition, this trip is rated level 4, and is reserved for intermediate level paddlers (participants with previous kayak touring experience). If you have never kayaked before, please consider joining the ORC for any of our beginner-friendly kayak tours and/or clinics. If you have questions, please contact jmstahl@wsu.edu. Level 4 Good physical condition is required, specific experience is required, and technical proficiency is highly recommended. • We will be paddling on a massive and remote, cold lake with conditions that can change quickly. As such, previous kayaking experience is required. • This trip requires that participants are in good physical condition and are able to paddle 15 miles/day, hike, camp, and live in a cold weather environment for 5 consecutive days. If you have any questions, please consult your physician. • Participants must be able to demonstrate proficiency (after instruction and practice) in wet exits, re-entry, and T-rescues at mandatory pool session/pre-trip meeting. There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting and pool session on February 28, 2019 from 5pm-10pm. Trip cost includes: kayaking and camping gear, transportation, permits/campsite fees, and adventure facilitators (food is NOT included). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Spring Break: Yosemite Valley Tour

Mar 8 - Mar 17 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[M TW Thrs F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$375 - $550
 
 
Spend a week surrounded by the gorgeous towering walls of the Central California’s Yosemite Valley. You’ll spend your days hiking and sight-seeing throughout the valley, camping out every night under the stars! SRC/Chinook members who register by January 13th will pay a discounted price of $350.00. On January 14th registration will return to its original cost of $375. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes group gear, camping equipment, transportation, permits, and trip facilitators (Food NOT included). There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting on February 27th at 6:00-8:00pm in the Outdoor Recreation Center lobby. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Women's Intro to Mountaineering Overnight Trip

Mar 2 - Mar 3 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$45 - $80
 
 
Whether you are hoping to tackle a northwest volcano this summer or add to your repertoire of winter skills, this local day trip provides an educational opportunity to develop basic mountaineering skills. In this introductory one-day course, participants will learn basic snow travel techniques, including: kicking steps, rest step, self-belay with ice axe, self-arrest with ice axe, and sitting glissade. This course will not cover glacier travel or crevasse rescue (see our Crevasse Rescue Skills Clinic) . Trip rating is level 2. No experience necessary, good physical conditioning necessary. Beginners and experienced individuals who would like to brush up on skills are encouraged to attend. There will be a Pre-Trip meeting on February 27th from 6pm-8pm at the Outdoor Recreation Center. At this meeting you will meet your fellow trip participants and trip leaders, see the trip itinerary, and you will have the opportunity to check out group gear and camping equipment. Trip cost includes: group gear, camping equipment, skill instruction, transportation, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, and helmet. Participants need to provide their own hat, gloves, and other clothing. Plan to be in the snow all day and overnight. Dress in synthetic layers and be prepared for a damp, cold environment. No cotton clothing please. Water resistant (or waterproof) outerwear required. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends February 26

Belay Clinic

Feb 28 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends February 28

Belay Clinic

Mar 3 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Climbing Wall Instructor Course

Mar 1 - Mar 3 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$60 - $90
 
 
Program rating is level 3. Cancelation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Prerequisite: A Current UREC Belay Qualification The ability to competently put on harness and tie in appropriately with ease and belay with an aperture belay device (an ATC for example) and an assisted locking device (A GriGri for example) in a competent manner. A level of experience showcasing skills developed from regular climbing for 2 – 3 years or a high level of climbing in the past 6 months. Demonstrate top roping 5.8 on an artificial climbing wall without resting or stopping. A current UREC Lead Qualification or the ability and skills to lead climb (Preferred).
 
 

Registration Ends March 1

Belay Clinic

Mar 4 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends March 3

Gym to Rock: Climbing Series

Mar 5 - Apr 7 in SRC Climbing Wall
[T] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$75
 
 
Outdoor rock climbing is an extremely rewarding experience. Learn the basics of making the transition from the climbing gym to climbing on real rock, focusing on safety and technical systems. This 5-part series includes 4 indoor educational sessions, ranging from movement and technique to anchor building, culminating with an outdoor weekend climbing trip. This is a perfect way to build confidence, safely learn the basics about transitioning outside, and develop a supportive group of climbers. This clinic will meet from 4-6pm at the climbing wall on 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, and 4/2. The outdoor trip will take place on 4/6-4/7. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends March 5

Belay Clinic

Mar 7 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

No Man's Land: An All-Female Adventure Film Festival Tickets (for general public only; students attend free and do not need to register)

Mar 6 in CUB (Compton Union Building) Butch's Den
[W] 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8
 
 
Join us for all-female adventure film festival dedicated to showcasing passionate and powerful women exploring their environments. We’ll host a panel of female outdoor professionals and a raffle of outdoor goods and gear as well. Check out this year’s trailer here: http://nomanslandfilmfestival.org/ ***WSU students, Chinook members, and SRC members do not have to pay to attend the No Man's Land Film Festival, and cannot reserve tickets in advance.*** WSU students, Chinook members, and SRC members will be permitted into the event on a first come first serve basis until seats are full. Non-WSU students and community members can purchase their tickets in advance for the No Man's Land Film Festival online via this registration link for $8. Tickets will be $8 at the door. If you purchase a ticket online, please come to the CUB prior to the showing and there will be a will call line where you can pick up your ticket. There will be no refunds for purchased tickets. If you have not picked up your ticket 20 minutes prior to the showing, seats will be released as this is a popular event.
 
 

Registration Ends March 7

Belay Clinic

Mar 10 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends March 8

Belay Clinic

Mar 11 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Lead Belay Clinic

Mar 9 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make the best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 10

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Mar 10 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Registration Ends March 12

Belay Clinic

Mar 14 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends March 13

Women's Belay Clinic

Mar 15 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 14

Belay Clinic

Mar 17 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends March 15

Belay Clinic

Mar 18 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends March 17

Adaptive Climbing

Mar 23 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Please join us during this time of climbing for all. This time is an open opportunity for adults of all abilities to enjoy the sport of climbing. Trained staff will be available to collaborate with you in creating individualized adaptions for each participant. After registration has closed, you'll be contacted via phone to begin the discussion on what barriers you anticipate in the traditional climbing process, and any other health information that may be helpful for facilitator effectiveness in creating adaptations. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Backpacking Skills Clinic

Mar 21 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
In this clinic, you’ll learn the basics of backpacking and backcountry living! Backpacking is a fantastic activity and can lead to awesome adventures. However, it can be a little overwhelming to prepare for a backpacking trip if you have never done so before. This clinic is here to teach you the basic skills needed to have a fun and comfortable trip! We’ll cover several topics such as: necessary equipment, appropriate clothing and layering systems, sleeping comfortably, purifying your drinking water, cooking on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

DIY Bike Series

Mar 21 - Apr 18 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$20 - $45
 
 
If you are interested in delving deeper into bicycle repair, this program is for you. This 5 week course will cover the major components of bicycles in detail, from the drive train and brakes to headsets and bottom brackets. These workshops offer a complete curriculum for any cyclist who wants to be more hands on with their bicycle and are designed to be taken either individually or as a complete series. Class meets Thursdays at 5:00pm in the WSU-Fix It Bike Shop located in the ORC across from the Student Recreation Center. This registers you for all 5 weeks. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

ShePoops: Women's Hygiene in the Outdoors

Mar 22 in ORC Lobby
[F] 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Backcountry trips can be a challenge if you don’t know bathroom basics. Come learn tips, tricks, and LNT Outdoor Ethics and review a variety of gadgets that make a lady’s outdoor life easier.
 
 

Women's DIY Bike Series

Mar 20 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$20 - $45
 
 
If you are interested in delving deeper into bicycle repair, this program is for you. This 5 week course will cover the major components of bicycles in detail, from the drive train and brakes to headsets and bottom brackets. These workshops offer a complete curriculum for any cyclist who wants to be more hands on with their bicycle and are designed to be taken either individually or as a complete series. Class meets Wednesdays at 5:00pm in the WSU-Fix It Bike Shop located in the ORC across from the Student Recreation Center. This registers you for all 5 weeks. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends March 19

Belay Clinic

Mar 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends March 20

Women's Intro to Climbing Movement

Mar 22 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
New to climbing? Come learn a variety of techniques to get your climbing career off the ground! We’ll cover footwork, how to utilize various holds, body positioning, and more. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 21

Belay Clinic

Mar 24 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Women's Belay Clinic

Mar 23 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 22

Belay Clinic

Mar 25 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Lead Belay Clinic

Mar 23 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make the best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 24

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Mar 24 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Women's Backpacking

Mar 29 - Mar 31 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$100 - $155
 
 
In this backpacking trip, you’ll travel to northern Idaho to explore the magnificent Selkirk Mountains and Priest Lake area! This area home to rugged granite peaks topping 7,000 feet in elevation, spectacular Priest Lake, mountain streams, and plentiful wildlife. You’ll learn backcountry camping and travel skills such as how to purify your drinking water, how to cook on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed, no experience necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 3-12 miles per day with an overnight backpack on. The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place on March 27th, from 6:00-8:00pm in the SRC Classroom. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends March 26

Belay Clinic

Mar 28 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends March 28

Belay Clinic

Mar 31 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends March 29

Belay Clinic

Apr 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends March 30

The Pullman Pulldown Bouldering Competition (Heat 1)

Mar 30 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$25 - $30
 
 
Come check out our Bouldering Competition! Now, a part of the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit! Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced climber, everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the Pullman Pulldown Bouldering Competition at the SRC Climbing Wall. This event provides the opportunity for fun and friendly competition between everyone in our climbing community. There will be four levels of competition: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Open. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. Participants will receive a free tank with their registration; sizes are on a first come, first served basis the day of the event. Registration will occur both online and on the day of the event. Collegiate teams - please limit your registration to no more than 15 climbers. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 1 week prior to the event receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given after March 23.
 
 

The Pullman Pulldown Bouldering Competition (Heat 2)

Mar 30 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$25 - $30
 
 
Come check out our Bouldering Competition! Now, a part of the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit! Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced climber, everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the Pullman Pulldown Bouldering Competition at the SRC Climbing Wall. This event provides the opportunity for fun and friendly competition between everyone in our climbing community. There will be four levels of competition: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Open. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. Participants will receive a free tank with their registration; sizes are on a first come, first served basis the day of the event. Registration will occur both online and on the day of the event. Collegiate teams - please limit your registration to no more than 15 climbers. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 1 week prior to the event receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given after March 23.
 
 

Registration Ends March 31

Beginner Backpacking

Apr 5 - Apr 7 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$100 - $155
 
 
In this backpacking trip to the Blue Mountains of Oregon, you’ll have three days to explore this beautiful area and learn the skills necessary to comfortably and confidently go backpacking on your own. The Blue Mountains are approximately three hours from campus in Northeastern Oregon, and are home to elk, otters, deer, and an abundance of other wildlife, making this area one of the top sites in the region for outdoor recreation! By traveling in small groups of about six participants and two leaders, you will work as a team, hiking and camping in a new location each day. Learn backcountry camp skills such as how to purify your drinking water, cook on a backpacking stove, and how to hike and camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” traveling and camping techniques to preserve the environment for future generations. The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place April 3rd from 6:00-8:00pm at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends April 2

Belay Clinic

Apr 4 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends April 4

Belay Clinic

Apr 7 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends April 5

Belay Clinic

Apr 8 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Lead Belay Clinic

Apr 6 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make the best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends April 7

Cascades Intermediate Mountaineering

Apr 18 - Apr 21 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$190 - $235
 
 
This 3-day instructional climb teaches you some of the basics of glacier mountaineering in a winter environment, including camp set-up, self-arrest, snow anchors, as well as glacier and rope techniques while ascending this beautiful giant of the Cascades. We'll be ascending as high as 10,000 feet of elevation, with an overall ascent height of up to 5,000 feet. While technically in the spring time-frame, this climb will get you exposed to similar conditions and skills needed for winter alpine climbing. We'll take in extravagant views and get up close and personal with the high mountain environment! With a 3:1 climber to facilitator ratio, we offer a very personal experience from seasoned and knowledgeable adventure facilitators. (Please read remainder of the trip description for IMPORTANT information). A certain level of fitness is necessary in order for the group to reach its high camp (8 miles, 4640 feet of elevation gain, and a 10,000+ foot high-point). It’s highly recommended that at the time of the climb, you have the level of fitness to be able to run 5 miles at a 10 minute mile pace (or a comparable equivalent). Due to the tight timeline this trip will be departing no later than 4:00pm on Thursday April 18th. Please make arrangements so you are able to depart at this time. A mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place at the ORC on April 9th from 6pm-9pm. Trip rating is level 4. This trip will be physically challenging and strenuous; a moderate to high level of fitness is required for this program. While no WINTER mountaineering experience is required, experience backcountry winter camping and some formalized/instructed basic mountaineering experience is required. See our Overnight Mountaineering Skills Trips. Trip cost includes: group gear, transportation, permits, and trip facilitators. Food and clothing are NOT included. Gear requirements for mountaineering are lengthy. The ORC will be providing ropes, harnesses, helmets, headlamps, tents, sleeping bags and other group gear. Appropriate clothing is required and not provided by the Outdoor Recreation Center. Please let us know if this is an issue so we can help in whatever way we can. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Pre-Requisite: While no WINTER mountaineering experience is required, experience backcountry winter camping and some formalized/instructed basic mountaineering experience is required. See our Overnight Mountaineering Skills Trips. During the Pre-trip meeting participants are required to bring all of their personal clothing and equipment to ensure that all it is appropriate for the program.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Apr 7 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Mom's Weekend Group Bike Ride to Moscow

Apr 13 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$10
 
 
(One registration = one person) Take Mom on this b-e-a-utiful bicycle ride across 10 miles of the Palouse on the Bill Chipman Trail to neighboring Moscow, Idaho. You’ll leave the Outdoor Recreation Center and head across the state line where you’ll have the opportunity to explore downtown shops, cafes, and restaurants. You can bring your own bike or use one of our bikes. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Mom's Weekend Group Bike Ride to Moscow

Apr 14 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$10
 
 
(One registration = one person) Take Mom on this b-e-a-utiful bicycle ride across 10 miles of the Palouse on the Bill Chipman Trail to neighboring Moscow, Idaho. You’ll leave the Outdoor Recreation Center and head across the state line where you’ll have the opportunity to explore downtown shops, cafes, and restaurants. You can bring your own bike or use one of our bikes. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Mom's Weekend Kayak Tour

Apr 14 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$40
 
 
(One registration = one person) Enjoy quality time with your mom in the great outdoors! Snake River, located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy everything this river has to offer while you explore the river in your own sea kayak. This trip runs rain or shine. Trip rating is a level 1, no experience necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and trip facilitators. Food and personal clothing is NOT provided on this trip. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Mom's Weekend Kayak Tour

Apr 13 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$40
 
 
(One registration = one person) Enjoy quality time with your mom in the great outdoors! Snake River, located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy everything this river has to offer while you explore the river in your own sea kayak. This trip runs rain or shine. Trip rating is a level 1, no experience necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and trip facilitators. Food and personal clothing is NOT provided on this trip. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Apr 10 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30 - $50
 
 
Located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, the Snake River is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy this beautiful river as you watch the sun set. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak. Paddling down the Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This is one of our most popular and well-liked trips- so register early! Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends April 9

Belay Clinic

Apr 11 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends April 11

Belay Clinic

Apr 14 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Mom's Weekend Open Climb

Apr 14 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$5
 
 
Is your mom visiting for the weekend? Enjoy quality time with her at the Student Rec Center for a morning of Rock Climbing where our climbing wall supervisors will help you climb to the top! ***One registration equals entry into course for ONE PERSON, not pair. Ensure that you've registered once per participant.*** Trip rating is a level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given the day of or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends April 12

Belay Clinic

Apr 15 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends April 14

Intro to Kayak Camping

Apr 20 - Apr 21 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$70 - $120
 
 
Come experience a kayak tour on the scenic Snake River this weekend for a perfect opportunity to learn the sport of kayak touring. You’ll start with an on-campus pool session to learn necessary boat exit and rescue techniques. Once you have learned the necessary skills you will get the opportunity to test those skills down on the Snake River. At the Snake, we will teach you how to prepare and load your kayak before we embark on an overnight tour. Sign up fast before this trip fills up! Trip rating is level 2. No kayaking experience necessary. Good physical conditioning is necessary. Trip cost includes; group gear, camping equipment, kayaking gear, transportation, permits, and trip facilitators. Food and clothing is NOT provided. There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting on April 15th, at the Outdoor Recreation Center from 6:00-10:30pm. At this meeting you will meet your fellow trip participants and trip leaders, see the trip itinerary, and you will have the opportunity to check out group gear and camping equipment. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends April 16

Belay Clinic

Apr 18 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends April 17

Earth Day Eco Adventure: Sunset Clean Up & Paddle

Apr 22 in ORC Lobby
[M] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$25 - $40
 
 
Come join us on this spectacular multi-faceted outdoor experience and celebrate Earth Day by giving back to the environment. During this Eco Adventure, participants will be sea kayaking and beautifying the area of Granite Point, which has been adopted by Washington State University and the ORC as a primary project site. This is an opportunity to help maintain an eastern Washington hotspot; not to mention, we’ll be doing some awesome paddling on the Snake River! This is one of our most popular Eco Adventures, so register early! This trip runs rain or shine. Eco Adventures are the cross-roads of outdoor recreation and civic engagement that provides participants with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural world, foster a deeper connection with the land, and develop a sense of place. After participating in this Eco-Adventure participants will be able to see the rewards of their service and appreciate the land even more. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and trip facilitators. Food is NOT included. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends April 18

Belay Clinic

Apr 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends April 19

Backcountry Travel and Leadership

May 6 - May 15 in ORC Lobby
[M] 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$60 - $250
 
 
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast interested in developing your outdoor leadership skills, this course is for you. During this multi-day, professionally instructed and administered course, participants will embark on an extended backcountry trip where they will learn the skills necessary to successfully lead outdoor activities in backpacking and kayaking. Trip cost includes: Backpacking, kayaking, SUP, camping equipment, transportation, and instruction (food/clothing NOT included). Mandatory pre-trip meeting Thursday May 2nd, at 6:00pm in the ORC Lobby. Trip Schedule: Monday, May 6th • Leadership/Group Development Theory on Campus Tuesday-Thursday, May 7-9th • Backpacking in the Wenaha Canyon Friday-Tuesday, May 10-14th • Kayaking skills and orientation • Five days kayaking in Northern Idaho Wednesday, May 15th • Stand Up Paddleboarding skills and orientation on the Snake River Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given after the registration date. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Apr 22 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Lead Belay Clinic

Apr 20 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make the best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends April 21

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Apr 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Palouse Falls Paddle

Apr 28 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$50 - $80
 
 
Plummeting 185 feet into the river canyon, Palouse Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the Northwest. You’ll Paddle in kayaks up the Palouse River and back, then drive to Palouse Falls County Park to view the falls. This paddling adventure is extremely scenic and takes you away from roads and development. This is a very scenic opportunity to practice and improve your kayaking skills in a beautiful river canyon! Don’t miss out! Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends April 23

Belay Clinic

Apr 25 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends April 25

Belay Clinic

Apr 28 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends April 26

Belay Clinic

Apr 29 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends April 30

Belay Clinic

May 2 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!