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Welcome to the Rock Climbing wall at the WELL! All members can climb at the WELL, regardless of experience. Come visit one of our staff or see the orientation video below to get started! Bouldering is allowed during all WELL hours. Safety Orientation required.



Summer Top Rope Hours 

  • Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm (Family Climb 10am - 2pm) 

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





Climbing Safety Orientation  

Your 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 roped climbing with our staff during top-rope hours. Take the orientation quiz below after watching our video! Take Our Saftey Orientation Quiz





It's free to climb at the WELL, but check out these affordable ways to take your skills to the next level! 

Climbing Fundamentals

Climbing Fundamentals is your go-to class for becoming an avid top-rope climber. We teach proper belay technique, knots, climber communication, and catching falls. After this class you are able to test out and belay your friends during top-rope hours. Sign up at the Equipment Desk.

Schedule: The first and last Thursday of every month at 5:30pm, $5.00 per person 

Capacity: 6 members

Climbing Skills Workshop

Climbing Skills Workshop is for all levels of climbers that want to improve their climbing ability. This one-hour session will go over climbing technique, vocabulary and provide some personal instruction. Sign up at the Equipment Desk. 

Schedule: The third Tuesday of the month at 3:00pm, $5.00 per person 

Capacity: 4 members 

Lead Climbing

Lead Climbing is as close as you can get to the real rock climbing experience. This intensive 2.5 hr class teaches you the techniques required to lead climb at the WELL. Pre-requisites for this class are: Top-rope Belay certified and ability to climb 5.9 without falling.

Schedule:  The first and last Monday of every month at 1pm - 3:30pm, $5.00 per person

Capacity: 4 members 

American Mountain Guides Association, Climbing Wall Instructor Course 

The Climbing Wall Instructor Program (CWI) certifies professionals who teach in an indoor or artificial wall environment. It aims to increase the level of professionalism in indoor climbing and to improve the level of climbing wall instruction, to develop a more consistent standard of care for climbing instructors, to evaluate the skills of climbing instructors and to provide guidance for further professional development. There are two certification levels:


This course addresses the basic technical skills necessary to manage an instructional program at a climbing facility. The course length is a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, skills demonstration, and evaluation, run over 2.5 days. CWI Certification lasts for three years. After three years current CWI’s can re-take a one-day reassessment to regain the CWI certification.

Schedule: Course is all three days 

Dates TBD

Capacity: 6


$325 a person

$225 a person CSUS Affiliated Price, Email for details. 

Register through AMGA (Most be an AMGA Member to Apply)

Gym to Crag
Offered Spring Semester Only. 





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). 

Every Saturday excluding special events and holidays. Maximum of 4 family members per WELL member or One Card holder. 

  • Free for WELL members 
    • $5.00 per child for WELL members' family 
  • $5 for non-members who have a One Card
    • $10 per child for One Card holders' family