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Reach New Heights!

Throughout the year The WELL hosts several competitions and events at the rock wall! Whether you are a beginner or experienced climber we have an event for you. 


Technique Top Out 

Technique Top Out is held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Come learn how to improve your climbing technique, and how to train for climbing in a laid-back atmosphere. Each week will highlight a new technique or way to train! Fall 2017 dates: 

  • September 6th & 20th: 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
  • October 4th & 18th: 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
  • November 1st & 15th: 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
  • December 6th: 5:00pm - 6:00pm 



Chalk Talk

Explore the world of climbing with presentations by professionals and guest speakers.

  • Chalk Talk Workshop 1: Local Climbing areas, What to know for your next climbing trip!
    • September 12th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
    • Location: Vineyard Room, on the 2nd floor of The WELL 


  • Chalk Talk Workshop 2: Tony Ruggiero, a designer for Black Diamond will speak about how he got to where he is and what it’s like working for one of the leading climbing equipment companies. 
    • October 10th, 5:00-6:00pm
    • Located: Vineyard Room, on the 2nd floor of The WELL 



First Ascent Thursdays 

First Ascent Thursday are free social events at the climbing wall where students can experience competitive activities, challenging games, and a sense of community.

  • September 28th,  5:00pm - 7:00pm - Crate Stacking 
  • November 30th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Dyno & Speed Comp
  • December 14th,  5:00 - 7:00pm  - Movie Night 




Level Up Competition

Backlight, dinosaurs in space addition. Bouldering Comp and Costume Contest!! All abilities encouraged. 

Sponserd by Adidas Terrex

  • October 26th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • $10 a person
  • Free Level Up Bennie with registration
  • Register at the Front Desk beginning October 1st. 




Mile High Climb

February 2018

Join the challenge! The Mile High Climb challenge runs from February 1st - 28th each year. Climb one verticel mile (132 laps) within the month of February to receive a t-shirt! You can complete this challenge as an individual, or as a team of up to 4 people. Register at the WELL front desk, $5 per person.  


  • One mile on the WELL’s Climbing wall is equal to 132 climbs (laps).
  • Teams can work together to reach the mile-high distance.
  • It’s a great idea to get belay certified for the Mile High Climb.
  • Sign up for a Climbing Fundamentals class at the Equipment Desk today!
  • All 132 laps must be completed to earn the t-shirt!



Go Boulder Go Home

March 2018

Join us for the 8th Annual Sac State Bouldering Competition next spring!  Look for dates and information this fall.