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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.

Attention: There will be no Family Climb or Climbing Wall Toproping  hours on Saturday the 18th of Nov. 

Semester Top Rope Hours** (begin August 28th)

  • Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm (Family Climb 10am - 3pm) 
  • Sunday: 3:00pm-7:00pm 

**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! 

 

 

                                

 

 

 

 

Workshops  

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: Sunday - Wednesday at 5:30pm, $5.00 per person 

Capacity: 4 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: first & 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: Monday & Wednesday at 1pm - 3:30pm, $5.00 per person

Gym to Crag 101

Gym to Crag

Take your climbing outside with the skills you have learned in the gym! With this workshop our climbing staff will teach you what you need to know to hit the outdoor “crag” this fall with confidence and safety.  This 4 hour intensive class will go over clipping bolts, building anchors and cleaning / rappelling a route as well as outdoor climbing etiquette. Pre-requisites for this class are: Top-rope Belay certified and ability to climb 5.8 without falling.

Sunday, September 24th, 10:30am – 2:30pm

Sunday, October 29th, 10:30am – 2:30pm

$20 a person

Register at the Equipment Desk

 

 

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