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 Callie Metzner at 509.335.2651 or c.metzner@wsu.edu. 

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Registration Ends January 21

Intro to Mountaineering Overnight Trip

Jan 27 - Jan 28 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$45 - $75
 
 
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 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.
 
 

Lead Climbing Clinic

Jan 27 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$5
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. 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 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Route Setting Clinic

Jan 21 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 23

Belay Clinic

Jan 25 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 January 26

Belay Clinic

Jan 28 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Jan 29 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 January 28

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Jan 28 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.
 
 

Ski Shuttle: Lookout Mountain (Transportation Only)

Feb 3 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$25 - $35
 
 
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 30

Belay Clinic

Feb 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 February 1

Intro to Bouldering

Feb 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
$0
 
 
Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to the bare components. Leave behind the ropes and harnesses and climb over crash pads using no more than shoes and chalk bag. Your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering "problems" (a route, or sequence of moves) using community, balance, technique, strength, and your mind.
 
 

Intro to Bouldering

Feb 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 5:20 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
$0
 
 
Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to the bare components. Leave behind the ropes and harnesses and climb over crash pads using no more than shoes and chalk bag. Your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering "problems" (a route, or sequence of moves) using community, balance, technique, strength, and your mind.
 
 

Intro to Bouldering

Feb 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 5:40 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to the bare components. Leave behind the ropes and harnesses and climb over crash pads using no more than shoes and chalk bag. Your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering "problems" (a route, or sequence of moves) using community, balance, technique, strength, and your mind.
 
 

Registration Ends February 2

Belay Clinic

Feb 4 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Feb 5 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 February 4

Cross Country Ski the Palouse Divide

Feb 11 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$45 - $70
 
 
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.
 
 

Ski Shuttle: Schweitzer Mountain (Transportation Only)

Feb 10 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$29 - $39
 
 
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 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.
 
 

Women's Intro to Mountaineering Overnight Trip

Feb 10 - Feb 11 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$45 - $75
 
 
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 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.
 
 

Registration Ends February 6

Belay Clinic

Feb 8 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 February 9

Belay Clinic

Feb 12 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Feb 11 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 February 11

Lead Climbing Clinic

Feb 17 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$5
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. 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 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Ski Shuttle: Silver Mountain (Transportation Only)

Feb 17 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$25 - $35
 
 
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 17 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.
 
 

Registration Ends February 13

Belay Clinic

Feb 15 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 February 14

Women's Cross Country Ski and Snoga Retreat

Feb 23 - Feb 24 in ORC Palouse Divide, ID
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$95 - $165
 
 
Relax, rejuvenate, and celebrate Women in Recreation Month with cross-country skiing and yoga during this overnight retreat at Palouse Divide Lodge. The Palouse Divide ski area offers 18 miles of beginner to intermediate trails to accommodate a variety of levels. Cabin accommodations and some meals are provided by the lodge as part of this program. There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting Tuesday February 20th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm in the ORC lobby. 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.
 
 

Registration Ends February 16

Belay Clinic

Feb 18 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Feb 19 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 February 18

Kayak Skills & Rescue Clinic

Feb 20 in ORC Lobby
[T] 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$7 - $10
 
 
This clinic will be instructional and have open pool time for you to practice the skills you learn and already know! We will do everything from teaching you basic kayaking terminology to the basic skills of kayak rescue. For more advanced paddlers, we’ll also be offering roll instruction and practice time for those developing or interested in learning that skill set. 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. You will have the opportunity to gain confidence on the water by practicing from the comforts of our pool. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Program cost includes all kayaking equipment, instruction, and program leader. 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.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Feb 18 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.
 
 

Ski Shuttle: Schweitzer Mountain (Transportation Only)

Feb 24 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$29 - $39
 
 
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 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.
 
 

Snowshoe at Moscow Mountain

Feb 25 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 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.
 
 

Women's Belay Clinic

Feb 23 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.
 
 

Women's Intro to Climbing Movement

Feb 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[W] 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 February 19

Crevasse Rescue and Skills Clinic

Feb 25 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$35 - $60
 
 
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.
 
 

Registration Ends February 20

Belay Clinic

Feb 22 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 February 21

Women's Backpacking Skills Clinic

Feb 22 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$7 - $10
 
 
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.
 
 

Registration Ends February 22

ShePoops: Women's Hygiene in the Outdoors

Feb 22 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 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.
 
 

Thursday Lunch Cross Country Ski

Jan 11 - Feb 22 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 for the Outdoor Rental Center for a minimal price.
 
 

Registration Ends February 23

Belay Clinic

Feb 25 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Feb 26 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 February 25

Cross Country Ski the Palouse Divide

Mar 4 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$45 - $70
 
 
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.
 
 

Lead Climbing Clinic

Mar 3 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$5
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. 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 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Spring Break Eco Adventure: Zion National Park Tour

Mar 9 - Mar 18 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. - 6:00 p.m.
$345 - $550
 
 
Spend a week surrounded by the gorgeous towering walls of the South East Utah’s Zion National Park. You’ll spend your days hiking and sight-seeing throughout the park, camping out every night under the stars, and volunteering one day to help the park continue to maintain it's ecological value, natural splendor, all while accommodating the high number of visitors each year! ! Early bird pricing for members effective until December 15th, so sign-up soon! 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 March 1st 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.
 
 

Spring Break: Southwest Desert Kayak Tour

Mar 9 - Mar 18 in ORC Lobby
[F] 2:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
$345 - $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 flatwater 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 March 1, 2018 from 5pm-10pm. Trip cost includes: kayaking and camping gear, transportation, permits/campsite fees, and adventure facilitators (food is NOT included). SRC/Chinook members who register by January 31st will pay a discounted price of $345.00. On February 1st registration will return to its original cost of $395.00. 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 February 27

Belay Clinic

Mar 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 1

Intro to Bouldering

Mar 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
$0
 
 
Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to the bare components. Leave behind the ropes and harnesses and climb over crash pads using no more than shoes and chalk bag. Your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering "problems" (a route, or sequence of moves) using community, balance, technique, strength, and your mind.
 
 

Intro to Bouldering

Mar 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 5:20 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
$0
 
 
Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to the bare components. Leave behind the ropes and harnesses and climb over crash pads using no more than shoes and chalk bag. Your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering "problems" (a route, or sequence of moves) using community, balance, technique, strength, and your mind.
 
 

Intro to Bouldering

Mar 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 5:40 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to the bare components. Leave behind the ropes and harnesses and climb over crash pads using no more than shoes and chalk bag. Your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering "problems" (a route, or sequence of moves) using community, balance, technique, strength, and your mind.
 
 

Registration Ends March 2

Belay Clinic

Mar 4 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Mar 5 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 4

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Mar 4 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.
 
 

Registration Ends March 6

Belay Clinic

Mar 8 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 9

Belay Clinic

Mar 11 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Mar 12 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 11

Lead Climbing Clinic

Mar 17 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$5
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. 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 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 13

Belay Clinic

Mar 15 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 16

Belay Clinic

Mar 18 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Mar 19 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 18

Climbing Wall Instructor Course

Mar 23 - Mar 25 in ORC Lobby
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$60
 
 
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).
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Mar 18 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.
 
 

Registration Ends March 19

DIY Bike Full Series

Mar 22 - Apr 19 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$20 - $40
 
 
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 20

Belay Clinic

Mar 22 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 23

Belay Clinic

Mar 25 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Mar 26 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 25

Gym to Rock: Climbing Series

Mar 27 - Apr 29 in SRC Climbing Wall
[T] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 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 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17. The outdoor trip will take place on 4/28-4/29. 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.
 
 

Intro To Backpacking Trip

Mar 30 - Apr 1 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.
$80 - $115
 
 
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 March 27th 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.
 
 

Kayak Rescue and Skills Clinic

Mar 27 in ORC Lobby
[T] 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$7 - $10
 
 
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.
 
 

Registration Ends March 27

Belay Clinic

Mar 29 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 30

Belay Clinic

Apr 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Apr 2 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 31

The Pullman Pulldown Bouldering Competition (Heat 1)

Mar 31 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 Feb. 24.
 
 

The Pullman Pulldown Bouldering Competition (Heat 2)

Mar 31 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 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 Feb. 24.
 
 

Registration Ends April 1

Cascades Intermediate Mountaineering

Apr 12 - Apr 15 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[F] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$185 - $225
 
 
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 12th. 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 3rd 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.
 
 

Intro to Bouldering

Apr 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 5:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
$0
 
 
Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to the bare components. Leave behind the ropes and harnesses and climb over crash pads using no more than shoes and chalk bag. Your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering "problems" (a route, or sequence of moves) using community, balance, technique, strength, and your mind.
 
 

Intro to Bouldering

Apr 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 5:20 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
$0
 
 
Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to the bare components. Leave behind the ropes and harnesses and climb over crash pads using no more than shoes and chalk bag. Your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering "problems" (a route, or sequence of moves) using community, balance, technique, strength, and your mind.
 
 

Intro to Bouldering

Apr 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 5:40 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to the bare components. Leave behind the ropes and harnesses and climb over crash pads using no more than shoes and chalk bag. Your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering "problems" (a route, or sequence of moves) using community, balance, technique, strength, and your mind.
 
 

Lead Climbing Clinic

Apr 7 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$5
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. 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 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Mom's Weekend Group Bike Ride to Moscow

Apr 7 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 you can rent one of our bikes from the rental shop. 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 7 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$25
 
 
(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 8 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$25
 
 
(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.
 
 

Registration Ends April 3

Belay Clinic

Apr 5 in SRC Climbing Wall
 
$7
 
 
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 April 6

Belay Clinic

Apr 8 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Apr 9 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Mom's Weekend Open Climb

Apr 8 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$12
 
 
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.
 
 

Mom's Weekend Open Climb

Apr 8 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$12
 
 
Is your mom visiting for the weekend? Enjoy quality time with her at the Student Rec Center for an afternoon 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 8

Intro to Kayak Camping

Apr 14 - Apr 15 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$70 - $115
 
 
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 10th, at the Outdoor Recreation Center from 6:00-9:00pm. 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.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Apr 8 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.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Apr 11 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$25 - $40
 
 
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. As the sun goes down, come enjoy this beautiful river. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak. No experience is necessary, and all essential equipment is provided. 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 runs rain or shine. This trip is a level 1 rating. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and a 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 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 10

Belay Clinic

Apr 12 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 April 13

Belay Clinic

Apr 15 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Apr 16 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 April 15

Earth Day Eco Adventure: Clean Up & Climb

Apr 21 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$15 - $30
 
 
Come join us on this spectacular multi-faceted outdoor experience. During this Eco Adventure, participants will climb and beautify 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 outdoor hotspot; not to mention, we’ll be doing some awesome climbing as well! This is one of our most popular Eco Adventures, so register early! Eco Adventures are the cross-roads of outdoor recreation and civic engagement that provides participants with an opportunity to immerse them-selves 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: transportation, group gear, climbing harness, climbing shoes, and equipment, permits, and trip facilitators. Food and clothing is NOT provided. 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.
 
 

Lead Climbing Clinic

Apr 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$5
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. 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 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 prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Pedal the Palouse Beginner Bikepacking Tour

Apr 21 - Apr 22 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$50 - $75
 
 
Spend two days learning how to bikepack through the scenic Palouse hills. Saturday you will meet at the ORC and begin your travel to Kamiak Butte where the group will set-up camp for that evening. Sunday the group will have the option to hike to the top of Kamiak Butte before peddling back to Pullman. Worried about how you’ll carry gear? We’ll provide all the necessary equipment to outfit your bike to ensure a comfortable ride. Trip Rating is level 2. This trip is designed for all levels of cyclists, but you must be able to ride a bicycle with little effort. Trip costs includes equipment, transportation, permits, Adventure Facilitator and bicycle and helmet if needed (Food is NOT included). The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place April 17th 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 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.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (SUP)

Apr 18 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$25 - $40
 
 
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. As the sun goes down, come enjoy this beautiful river. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own stand up paddleboard. No experience is necessary, and all essential equipment is provided. 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 runs rain or shine. This trip is a level 1 rating. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes; SUP rental, transportation, and a 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 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 17

Belay Clinic

Apr 19 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 April 20

Belay Clinic

Apr 22 in SRC Climbing Wall
 
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Apr 23 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 April 22

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Apr 22 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.
 
 

Palouse Falls Paddle

Apr 29 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $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.
 
 

Sunset Paddle Board Yoga

Apr 25 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$35 - $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 learn basic yoga moves that they will try from their own stand up paddle board as it is anchored in the water. Whether you are an experienced paddle boarder or you have never been on a paddle board before, this trip will be a great experience! 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; paddle board 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.
 
 

Registration Ends April 24

Belay Clinic

Apr 26 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 April 27

Belay Clinic

Apr 29 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Apr 30 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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 June 27

First Tracks: Backpacking

Jul 18 - Jul 22 in ORC Lobby
[W] 1:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Thrs F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
$275
 
 
Did you know that you can access several different mountain areas just a 1/2 day drive from Pullman? Let us show you one of these pristine areas near eastern Washington in the First Tracks: Outdoor Orientation Program. Aside from bonding with your future classmates, 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. 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. 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.
 
 

First Tracks: Kayak Touring

Jul 18 - Jul 22 in ORC Lobby
[W] 1:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Thrs F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$275
 
 
First Tracks: Outdoor Orientation Program is designed specifically for incoming first-year students to experience a kayak tour on one of the beautiful lakes just a 1/2 day drive from Pullman. In addition to bonding with future classmates, you’ll learn key kayak touring skills such as how to safely exit and re-enter your boat, pack a kayak for touring, purify your drinking water, cook on a backpacking stove, and camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed; no kayaking 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. 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 July 11

First Tracks: Backpacking

Aug 9 - Aug 13 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 1:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[M] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$275
 
 
Did you know that you can access several different mountain areas just a 1/2 day drive from Pullman? Let us show you one of these pristine areas near eastern Washington in the First Tracks: Outdoor Orientation Program. Aside from bonding with your future classmates, 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. 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. 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.
 
 

First Tracks: Kayak Touring

Aug 9 - Aug 13 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 1:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[M] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$275
 
 
First Tracks: Outdoor Orientation Program is designed specifically for incoming first-year students to experience a kayak tour on one of the beautiful lakes just a 1/2 day drive from Pullman. In addition to bonding with future classmates, you’ll learn key kayak touring skills such as how to safely exit and re-enter your boat, pack a kayak for touring, purify your drinking water, cook on a backpacking stove, and camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed; no kayaking 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. 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.