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Welcome to the Rock Climbing Wall at The WELL. All members can climb at the WELL, regardless of experience. We have qualified staff to help assist you, and routes ranging from beginner to advanced. Routes typically change every 2 months. Climbing shoes and harnesses are provided. We also sell chalk at the Equipment Desk for an affordable rate. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. Come visit one of our staff or see the orientation video below to get started! Bouldering is allowed during all WELL hours. The Safety Orientation below is required before the first time you climb.

 

Climbing Safety Orientation  

Members are required to complete a safety orientation before their first time climbing at The WELL. This safety orientation serves as your all-access pass to bouldering in our facility. After completing it, you are free to rent shoes and boulder in our gym any time that the WELL is open. The orientation also allows you to participate in top rope climbing with our staff during staffed top rope hours. You must earn a score of 100% on the Orientation Quiz below after watching our video! You are welcome to take the test as many times as you need to or see a Climbing Wall Attendant to complete an orientation in-person.  

                                     

      

 

 

Hornet Hill 

Hornet Hill is our introductory route at The Wall. This route is great for beginner climbers! Participants will climb to the top of the wall, and place a ping pong ball with their name into Herky's nest. Then, the ball will roll all they way down into our case of students who have conquored the hill. At the end of each semester we draw a winner of a great giveaway. Climbers can simply stop by the wall during Top Rope hours to climb Hornet Hill. Hornet Hill is great for First Year Experience classes and teambuilding as well! E-mail climbing@unionwellinc.org to schedule your group today. 

Completing Hornet Hill in Fall 2021 will enter participants for the possibility to win one of these great prizes: Hammock, Hydroflask and Yeti Cooler!

September 2021 Climbing Hours 

  • Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Bouldering Hours: Available anytime The WELL is open

Adjusted Climbing Wall Hours

  • September 6th, Labor Day: Closed

**Hours subject to change due to holidays and adjusted facility hours.

 

Climbing Classes & Workshops

Climbing at The WELL is included in your memebrship at no additional charge. If you are looking to take your skills to the next level, these affordable skills workshops are for you!

Register for Climbing Classes

Climbing Fundamentals 

In this class we will go over the fundamentals of top-rope climbing and belaying in our facility. Students will learn how to tie-in, how to belay and other helpful introductory tips to all that our climbing wall has to offer. Shoes, harness and belay device provided. Climbing Fundamentals will be held at the Climbing Wall. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register!

Schedule: Mondays from 2-4pm, $5:00 per person
Capacity: 4 participants

Climbing Skills Workshop: Boulder 101

In this skills workshop, students will learn more advanced bouldering techniques and training programs. We will go over different techniques and put them into practice each session. Staff will work with you on appropriately warming up, specific moves, specific workouts and power endurance training on our campus boards. Shoes and equipment provided. Climbing Skills Workshop will be held at the Climbing Wall. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register!

Schedule: First Friday of the month from 5-7pm, $5:00 per person
Capacity: 8 participants

Lead Climbing

In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of lead climbing and belaying. Staff will instruct and allow you to practice for the assessment during this clinic. Students will work through clipping, falling, catching falls and everything in between. If you are new to leading, taking multiple clinics is encouraged to build up your practice. Shoes, harness, belay device, rope and helmet are provided. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $5 per person. Pre-requisites for this class are: Top-rope Belay certified and ability to climb 5.9 without falling.

Schedule: First Wednesday of every month, 2-4pm, $5.00 per person
Capacity: 4 participants

 

 

 

Special Events  

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. 

Stay tuned for the return of Special Events at the Climbing Wall!

 

 

 

 

 

Family Climbing

Family Climb is an opportunity for both WELL members, and CSUS One Card holders to bring family and children to try rock climbing! Ages 4 and up (must be able to fit in the harness). Harnesses are provided. Family Climb is not open to community members. Maximum of 4 family members per WELL member or One Card holder.

We apologize but Family Climbing is currently unavailable during Fall 2021. We hope to bring it back soon!