Community members
As a community member, you have the opportunity to purchase a Climbing Wall (CW) membership or day pass.

Students who are currently registered and paying full student incidental fees are automatically members of the CW.

Are eligible to purchase a Climbing Wall membership. If you currently have a current HWC membership you already have access to the CW.


Climbing Wall
Fees Membership Periods
Climbing Wall user
(Ages 16 and older)
$6 per visit per person $70 per term
(fall, winter, spring) / $65 summer
Fall 2018: 9-17-18 to 1-6-2019
Winter 2019: 12-10-18 to 3-31-2019
Spring 2019: 3-25-19 to 6-23-19
Summer 2019: 6-17-19 to 8-30-19
(Memberships available for purchase three weeks prior to start date)
Climbing Wall user
(Ages 4-15)
$3 per visit per person
Climbing Wall user
Family (includes up to four persons)
$125 per term
(fall, winter, spring) / $120 summer
$25 each per additional person per term
Climbing Shoe Rental $20 per person term or $2 per person


Assumption of Risk

  • Regardless of the activity, all participants must understand they are assuming risk when they take part in an active recreation program.
  • Each person must be aware of this assumption of risk and recognize that his or her participation is voluntary.
  • Each participant also has a responsibility to use prudent and ordinary care in his or her actions.
  • These risks could include but are not limited to muscle cramps, nausea, fainting, abnormal blood pressure, chest discomfort, and even death.
  • Individuals are encouraged to have a physical examination and obtain adequate health and accident insurance prior to participation in any recreational and fitness activities.

Registration process

  • Climbing memberships may be purchased at the Front Desk of the HWC and are good for an entire term.
  • The Climbing membership is good for unlimited participation in roped climbing times.
  • Payment for memberships can be made with exact cash and checks (payable to Western Oregon University) at the HWC Front Desk.
  • Each individual member ages 16 or olderĀ must have their own current CLIMB ID membership card in order to access and use the facilities.
  • Each member ages 16 or olderĀ will obtain a CLIMB ID card from the HWC Front Desk, which they will receive upon paying for their membership.
  • The first CLIMB ID card is issued at no cost. Upon renewal, the original card will be activated.
  • If a CLIMB ID is damaged beyond usage, lost or stolen, the member must purchase a new card for replacement at a cost per Western Oregon University’s Photo ID card replacement cost of $15.
  • The ability to pay per use is also available at the HWC Front Desk. Each guest must sign a waiver and pay the drop in fee. Exact cash or checks made payable to WOU at the HWC Front Desk.


  • To cancel your Climbing Wall membership please visit the HWC front desk. Campus Recreation’s refund policy is consistent with the Business Office Refund schedule.
  • Purchase of locker service is non-refundable. Locker transfers available upon request.
  • Special circumstances such as medical issues, leaving the university or emergency situations may justify an exception to the general rule and will be handled on a case-by-case basis if immediate notification is given.
  • Non-use of the facility does not qualify as a special circumstance.
  • Refunds are first applied to student/WOU account balance. If a zero balance is present a check will be mailed.

Campus Recreation

(503) 838-9530 | e-mail: hwc@wou.edu | or in person: Directions/Parking