Climbing Wall

The University Recreation Climbing Wall stands 50-feet at its highest point and offers climbers an excellent mental and physical workout.  Whether you are new to climbing or you have been doing it for years, the CWU Climbing Wall offers clinics and classes that will suit your needs. We offer one to two-day clinics on technical skills and movement technique for many levels of experience as well as quarter-long classes, which can be taken for college credit.

  • Climbing Wall Hours & Youth Access
    Spring Quarter Climbing Wall Hours
    Open Bouldering Tope Rope Youth Climbing
    Sunday 12:00pm-8:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm
    Monday 6:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
    Tuesday 6:00am - 4:00pm, 6:00pm - 10:00pm 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
    Wednesday 6:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
    Thursday 6:00am - 4:00pm, 6:00pm - 10:00pm 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
    Friday 6:00am - 10:00pm 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
    Saturday 12:00pm - 8:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm

    *Hours will change for holidays according to facility operating hours. Visit the Recreation Center Facility Hours webpage to learn more.

  • Climbing Clinics

    Check out this quarter's climbing clinic options! To sign up, visit the membership desk inside the Recreation Center.

    Intro to Bouldering 1 Intro to Bouldering 2 Top Rope Belay Clinics

    April 20, June 1

    May 4 April 6, May18
  • Climbing Wall Access Pass

    Climbing Wall Pass (open for community purchase)

    Daily - $7

    10 Punch Pass - $50

  • Ropeless Rodeo - NC3 Bouldering Competition

    Ropeless Rodeo NC3 Bouldering Competition Graphic

    Ropeless Rodeo is back for the CWU Climbing Wall's annual bouldering competition. This fun event is available to all experience levels, from beginners to the advanced, and will be a great opportunity to meet fellow climbers from the PNW participating in the NC3 - Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit.

    This event is hosted by University Recreation & Adventure Programs. The 2024 date will be posted in late Fall 2023.

Contact Us

Sr. Coordinator for Adventure Programs - Bradley Gasawski
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA, 98926-7448
Phone: 509.963.3539