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Students must show proof of arrival COVID-19 test to use University Recreation facilities or in-person programming.
All guests must:
  • Show completed attestation
  • Wear a mask in all indoor spaces except while in the water at the pool
  • Make a reservation ahead to use indoor spaces

Climbing Wall

Welcome Cougs! Welcome to the WSU Climbing Wall's page. In this small corner of the Univeristy you'll find all the info you need if you're curious about Climbing. At our wall we have a few diciplins of climbing for 2021.

Right now, you can:

  • Boulder
    • No ropes, no gear. Just you and the wall. One of the simplest forms of climbing, yet a new way to challenge yourself. You'll be surpised to see how much you can push your self while bouldering and working on our Bouldering Problems. 
  • Top Rope (Using our AutoBelays) 
    • You, the wall, your autobelay, and your harness. There is an awesome feeling you get once you've conquered a wall and a route. In this form of climbing you can rent equipment from our service desk and try a different diciplin of climbing. While bouldering a is a bit more strength intensive, Top Rope climbing is more endurance and will. You can climb to the top of our 32' wall one step at a time. 
  • Hangboard
    • A practice tool for you to hone your strength. Climbing stress our fingers, so please allow our staff to help guide you on using the hangboard and pushing your skills.
  • Ice Climb (Gym)
    • The mechanics for Ice Climbing and Rock Climbing can be surprisingly similar. SUre, the enviorment is different, but the thrill is much the same. At our wall you can use our gear to help you explore what it would feel like to be ice climbing. Just ask the Climbing Wall staff and They'll point you in the right direction.    

Down the Road we hope to re-open: 

  • Top Roping 
    • Top roping usually uses ropes, but right now we are holding off on using gear we cannot sanitize. That doesn't mean you're out of luck for this form of climbing. Our Autobelay will fill the top-roping void, while the promise of roped climbing patiently awaits. 
  • Lead Climbing 
    • Lead Climbing is the diciplin that follows Top Roping. Rather than having the rope above you at all times, this diciplin relies on you clipping your rope as you go. You get use our ropes and gear while you work on perfecting your skills and maybe transition to the outdoors. 

 

Our Climbing Wall is offering a mix of programs this Spring in an effort to keep you engaged, learning, and stoked for climbing. Some of our programming will be in the form of on-site clinics, just like you're used to. Some will be online, via Zoom, teaching you new skills and helping you refine old ones. ALL programming will abide by physical and social distancing measures, as recommended by the CDC, and it is our priority to keep our UREC family safe.  

 

In order to climb at our wall, we ask that you abide by our SRC policies, and read through our updated COVID policies. In order to ensure distancing, we also ask that you use our reservation system to reserve time and space at our wall. 

 

Check out what we have to offer! 

Adaptive Climbing

SRC
4/2/21
[F] 1:00 p.m.
Apr 2 in SRC Climbing Wall
 
Please join us during this time of climbing for all. This time is an open opportunity for adults of all abilities to enjoy the sport of climbing. Trained staff will be available to collaborate with you in creating individualized adaptions for each participant. After registration has closed, you'll be contacted via phone to begin the discussion on what barriers you anticipate in the traditional climbing process, and any other health information that may be helpful for facilitator effectiveness in creating adaptations. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 

Intro to Bouldering Clinic

SRC
2/1/21
[M] 5:00 p.m.
Feb 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
 
We won't show you the ropes, but we'll be sure to teach you some skills that rock. We mean it! Join us for a bouldering clinic that'll introduce what you need to know to start, as the kids say, sending it. To enroll in this event, please click "Register Now" located to the right. You may only register yourself for this event. After the page has loaded, click on "Proceed to Sign Waiver." Read through and click the "I have read and agree to the above" button if you agree with the terms and agreements detailed on the page. If you do not agree to the terms detailed on the page, you will not be permitted to take part in our activities. Finally, you should be able to "Checkout" and you will receive a confirmation email detailing our guidelines and expectations for the day of your event.
 

Intro to Bouldering Clinic

SRC
3/6/21
[Sa] 5:00 p.m.
Mar 6 in SRC Climbing Wall
 
We won't show you the ropes, but we'll be sure to teach you some skills that rock. We mean it! Join us for a bouldering clinic that'll introduce what you need to know to start, as the kids say, sending it. To enroll in this event, please click "Register Now" located to the right. You may only register yourself for this event. After the page has loaded, click on "Proceed to Sign Waiver." Read through and click the "I have read and agree to the above" button if you agree with the terms and agreements detailed on the page. If you do not agree to the terms detailed on the page, you will not be permitted to take part in our activities. Finally, you should be able to "Checkout" and you will receive a confirmation email detailing our guidelines and expectations for the day of your event.
 

Intro to Bouldering Clinic

SRC
4/3/21
[Sa] 5:00 p.m.
Apr 3 in SRC Climbing Wall
 
We won't show you the ropes, but we'll be sure to teach you some skills that rock. We mean it! Join us for a bouldering clinic that'll introduce what you need to know to start, as the kids say, sending it. To enroll in this event, please click "Register Now" located to the right. You may only register yourself for this event. After the page has loaded, click on "Proceed to Sign Waiver." Read through and click the "I have read and agree to the above" button if you agree with the terms and agreements detailed on the page. If you do not agree to the terms detailed on the page, you will not be permitted to take part in our activities. Finally, you should be able to "Checkout" and you will receive a confirmation email detailing our guidelines and expectations for the day of your event.
 

The Pullman Pulldown - Bouldering Competition

SRC
4/1/21 - Apr 30
[Su M TW Thrs F Sa] 12:00 p.m.
Apr 1 - Apr 30 in SRC Climbing Wall
 
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 mug with their registration. Registration will occur both online and on the day of the event. Schedule of Events: Throughout the month of April, you will be allowed to submit your top 5 climbs as part of WSU's Climbing Competition. During the Final Week, we will be contacting the top Climbers for Mens & Womens Advanced Climbing, intermediate, & Beginner Climbing. Climbers will be funneled into a category based on their 5 submissions. Advanced: >2000 Points Intermediate: >1000 & <2000 Beginner: <1200 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 a 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given after March 22.