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Climbing Center

The Climbing Center wall is a Nicros traversing, bouldering and climbing wall. The wall is 32 feet high and bouldering is allowed up to 14 feet. The floor surface is a Surface America PlayBound Surface, which is made of 100% post-consumer recycled tire rubber. The Climbing Center is open for bouldering during all building hours. Use of the ropes is allowed during staffed hours only.


The Climbing Center offers:


We offer fourteen feet of bouldering along the entire length of our wall and the wall is open for bouldering during all open Rec Center hours--with the exception of Thursdays from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. for our new ClimbX class.

Top Roping

Top-roping is a style in climbing which utilizes a harness and a rope, as well as a climbing partner to manage the rope. While on a rope, climbers can reach the very top of our wall. Top-rope is only allowed during staffed hours.

Mon-Fri | 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Climbing Center Open House 

Come explore the Climbing Center! This is the perfect event for anyone interested in learning more about the sport of rock climbing. Our knowledgeable instructors will be on hand to belay and teach basic climbing technique. No previous experience is necessary to attend, but you must complete the Climbing Center orientation video and quiz before climbing. 

Tuesday 3/31 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Women's Climbing Night

Calling all women climbers! Whether you’re brand new to climbing or a seasoned pro, this event is for you. Climb in a supportive environment with the help of knowledgeable staff, meet other climbers at PSU, and explore opportunities for rockin’ adventure that the Outdoor Program has to offer. No prior experience is necessary, but you must complete the Climbing Center orientation video and quiz prior to climbing. 

Thursday 5/7 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Climbing Classes | Ongoing
Adaptive ClimbingOngoing

Below you will find our orientation video, which provides information about rules and climbing opportunities at PSU.

Staffed Hours:

Mon - Fri | 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

If you have further questions, email Melecio Estrella: or for general Outdoor Program questions, email 

Thanks for your interest!