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Climbing Wall


Schedule

Memberships

Certifications

Policies


The climbing wall is an Entre-Prises Imprint wall with over 1600 square feet of climbing surface. The wall stands at 40 feet high and 40 feet wide, containing both top-rope routes and bouldering problems for climbers of all skill levels. An additional bouldering rock and hang board are available.


Classes

At Western Oregon University, we pride ourselves on teaching the necessary skills needed to explore climbing as a lifelong fitness and recreational opportunity. Our philosophy is to always reward climbers with praise and positive reinforcement for a job well done. Climbers are never forced to perform. We wait until each climber is ready to progress. We believe that with patience, encouragement, and practice, our students will make the most of their time on the wall.

Activity Cost

Youth and Adult climb class

$48.00 per climber per session

Youth climb class shoe rental

$10.00 per climber for class session

Climbing shoe term rental

$20.00 per climber

Lead climb class

$30.00 per climber


Registration is completed at the front desk of the Health and Wellness Center using cash/check during operational hours. Registration begins the last week of the previous set of classes (i.e. the last week of spring classes summer registration is open). The registration deadline is the Thursday prior to the start date. A $10 cancellation fee will be charged if canceling after the registration deadline. Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Climbers should be placed in classes according to their age and previous experience.


To expedite your registration process, please fill out the Activity Registration Form prior to your arrival at the HWC.



Summer 2015

Monday & Wednesday: July 13 - August 5

4:15-5:00pm

Level 1
437110 01

Level 2
437111 01

Level 3
437112 01

Tuesday & Thursday: July 14-August 6

4:15-5:00pm

Level 1
437110 02

Level 2
437111 02

Level 3
437112 02


Fall 2015

Monday & Wednesday: October 19 - November 11

4:15-5:00pm

Level 1
137110 01

Level 2
137111 01

Level 3
137112 01

Tuesday & Thursday: October 20 - November 12

4:15-5:00pm

Level 1
137110 02

Level 2
137111 02

Level 3
137112 02

Sunday: November 8-22

6:30-8:30pm

Lead Climbing 101
137307 01

   

Winter 2016

Monday & Wednesday: January 25 - February 17

4:15-5:00pm

Level 1
237110 01

Level 2
237111 01

Level 3
237112 01

Tuesday & Thursday: January 26 - February 18

4:15-5:00pm

Level 1
237110 02

Level 2
237111 02

Level 3
237112 02


Spring 2016

Monday & Wednesday: April 20 - May 11

4:15-5:00pm

Level 1
337110 01

Level 2
337111 01

Level 3
337112 01

Tuesday & Thursday: April 21 - May 12

4:15-5:00pm

Level 1
337110 02

Level 2
337111 02

Level 3
337112 02


Level 1

Ages: 4+
Prerequisite: none
Purpose: Instruction is given in basic fundamentals of climbing safety as well as basic movement skills and techniques. No prior experience is needed. In addition to introducing skills, climbers will become acclimated to the wall environment and develop confidence and competence.

Some of the skills to be introduced include:

Parents/guardians will be required to complete the belay orientation class at the beginning of the course to help belay their climber for the duration of the course. We require one parent/guardian for every two climbers.


Level 2

Ages: 4+
Prerequisite: Passing Level 1 (or demonstrating Level 1 skills on the first day of class)
Purpose: This course is intended for climbers who have passed Level 1 to ensure a baseline set of knowledge and skills. Climbers should be comfortable with basic climbing and lowering, as well as standard safety checks for a climber and belayer. Climbers in Level 2 will be exposed to a broad variety of topics and skills that build the foundation for effective climbing. Climbers will learn to demonstrate mastery of skills that are required for Level 3.

More advanced topics will be covered, including:

Parents/guardians will be required to have a current climbing waiver on file, and may need complete the belay orientation class at the beginning of the course to fulfill this requirement. We require one parent/guardian for every two climbers.


Level 3

Ages: 12+
Prerequisites: Age 12+ and passing Level 2
Purpose: Our most advanced course, Level 3 will prepare climbers to use advanced movement and technical skills to become proficient climbers. Emphasis will be placed on climbing as part of a healthy lifestyle and a lifelong physical activity. In addition to hard skills, topics will include belay skills, movement theory, mental training and lead climbing. Additional topics may cover outdoor climbing, setting theory and use of other equipment.

Additional topics covered:

Parent/guardian participation is encouraged but not required to belay, but must be present during class time. Climbing time will be maximized if a parent/guardian is present to belay. As part of continued mastery of climbing techniques, Level 3 climbers may be expected to assist instructors in the demonstration of Level 1 and 2 skills.


Lead Climbing

This class is designed to provide an introduction to indoor lead climbing. The class is geared for experienced top rope climbers at a consistent 5.9 level or better, with a minimum of 6 months top rope/ belaying experience. This 6 hour class covers the basics of indoor lead climbing.

Upon completion of the class, participants will:


Climbing Schedule

Please see Hours of Operations page for any facility closures or reduced hours.

For youth climbing times see Youth Access Guidelines


Academic Term Climbing Schedule

Activity

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Roped Climbing

5-9pm

5-9pm

5-9pm

5-9pm

3-6pm

3-6pm

3-6pm

Belay Class

5:45-6:45pm

5:45-6:45pm

5:45-6:45pm

5:45-6:45pm

3:45-4:45pm

3:45-4:45pm

3:45-4:45pm

Bouldering

During HWC operating hours.
Closed while climbing classes are in session.


Summer Term Climbing Schedule

Activity

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Roped Climbing

5:00-7:45pm

5:00-7:45pm

5:00-7:45pm

5:00-7:45pm

Belay Class

5:45-6:45pm

5:45-6:45pm

5:45-6:45pm

5:45-6:45pm

Bouldering

During HWC operating hours.
Closed while climbing classes are in session.


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Climbing Wall Memberships


Assumption of Risk

Registration process

 

Climbing Wall Fees Membership Periods

Climbing Wall user
(Ages 16 and older)

$6 per visit per person
$65 per term (Fall, winter, spring and summer)

Fall 2015: 9-21-15 to 1-3-2016
Winter 2016: 12-14-15 to 3-27-16
Spring 2016: 3-21-16 to 6-19-16
Summer 2015: 6-15-15 to 9-20-15

(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)

$120 per term (Fall, winter, spring and summer)
$20 each per additional person per term

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Climbing and Bouldering Wall Policies


Climbing Wall

Items and activities prohibited in the climbing wall area:


Belaying


The CRD climbing staff reserves the right to refuse wall access. Reasons include, but are not limited to:


Lead Climbing


Bouldering Wall

 

The CRD strongly recommends the use of spotters while bouldering. We encourage climbers to ask climbing staff about proper spotting techniques.

Contact

Campus Recreation 503-838-9530 | or e-mail: horseyr@wou.edu