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Virtual Climbing Programs

At this time, the Climbing Department is excited to be offering the following virtual programming for our WELL Members. Have something you'd like to see? Let us know!

Gym to Crag

Climbing etiquette in the time of COVID19
Free Event Hosted by The WELL and Peak Adventures

September 23rd, 6:00pm-7:00pm

No matter if you are a boulderer, sport or trad climber, get ready for "Sendtober" and learn the important steps to take to climb responsibly at your local crag. Subjects covered:

  • Being considerate of others
  • Parking and camping
  • Trash and human waste
  • Durable surfaces
  • Calk and tick marks
  • Group size
  • Local ethics and local advocacy
  • Regulations and closures
  • Be an upstander, not a bystanders

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Mental Training for Climbing

This will be a free six-week program! Explore why we hold ourselves back psychologically in climbing including the fear of falling and failure. Take away a new awareness and skills to improve your "head game" for climbing, typically an ignored part of climbing training, but perhaps one of the most important. You must provide your own copy of the book utilized. Space is limited. 

Every Wednesday 4-5pm on zoom from October 7th to November 18th

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Climbing at The WELL

With current campus wide COVID19 mitigation efforts in place, including the closure of the campus recreation facility, the following in-person programs are not taking place, but we wanted to share with you examples of the in-person programming typically offered our Climbing team! 

All students and 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.

Climbing Workshops 

Climbing at The WELL is included in your membership at no additional charge. If you are looking to take your skills to the next level, the following skills workshops are available to purchase at $5 each.

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.

Climbing Fundementals 

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.

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.

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. 

Climbing Skills Clinic

Come learn how to improve your climbing or learn new skills for Free!. Two to three clinics are held each semester, and have covered topics such as Crack Climbing and Advanced Bouldering. Registration is required and space is limited.

Go Bould'er Go Home

Each year as part of USA Climbing's Collegiate Climbing Series, The WELL hosts a bouldering competition, Go Bould'er Go Home, with competitors from multiple universities participating. All cimbing levels welcome. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Pre-registration recommended. 

First Ascent Tuesdays

First Ascent Tuesdays are free social events at the climbing wall where students can experience competitive activities, challenging games, and a sense of community. Past events have included Crate Stacking, Climbing Games and the Mile HIgh Kick Off!

Mile High Climb

Join the challenge! The Mile High Climb challenge runs from February 1st - 28th each year. Climb one vertical 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. Pre-registration required, $5 per person.  

Level Up Competition 

Level Up is a bouldering competition held each spring semester. Participants have a list of routes to complete. Raffles will be held throughout the event, and winners earn prizes! All climbing levels welcome. Advanced registration encouraged. Fee required.

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). Family Climb is held every Saturday excluding special events and holidays. Harnesses are provided. Family Climb is not open to community members. Maximum of 4 family members per WELL member or One Card holder. 

WELL Members 

  • Adult: Free
  • Children: $5 per child, up to four children per adult 

One Card Holders 

  • Adult: $5 
  • Children: $10 per child, up to four children per adult