The Recreation Center Climbing Wall stands 50-feet at its highest point and offers climbers an excellent mental and physical workout. Three types of climbing are offered at the Climbing Wall.
1. Bouldering is un-roped climbing below the 14-foot designated bouldering height.
2. Top-rope climbing is a format of climbing in which a climber's rope runs through an anchor at the top of the wall, with one end of the rope tied off to the climber and the other controlled by a belayer (who controls the climber's rope to avoid him/her from falling) at the base.
3. Lead climbing is a more advanced form of climbing that is also offered here at Central.
University Recreation offers private Climbing Wall rental programs to groups visiting campus. These programs are an ideal way to celebrate a birthday or family reunion, or just a new and exciting way to get together with your friends. All private reservations are scheduled outside of our normal operational hours, as our number one priority is to serve students here on our campus.
In general, our Climbing Wall can accommodate 15 participants in the space at one time. With larger groups, we can work with you to specifically design a program that works for your interests. For this type of private Climbing Wall reservation, we charge $16/participant for a two-hour session. These fees include everything your group will need to learn about and enjoy rock climbing. There are other logistics involved with these types of reservations, so contact us early. If you would like to rent the climbing wall please fill out our Climbing Wall Rental Form and we will contact you to arrange further logistics.
Expand your experience at Central and compete in one of the largest collegiate climbing competition series in the nation. For more information, visit the Climbing Club page.
Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit
Follow your Wildcat Climbing Team as they compete throughout the Northwest in an effort to build, connect, and inspire collegiate climbing communities.
For your inquires please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact outdoor pursuits by phone at (509) 963-3537.