Climbing Gym

Rock-wall Climbing inside the WREC.

WREC Climbing Gym
The WREC Climbing Gym features 36-foot walls and 3,000 square feet of climbing space. You will find over 100 routes for all skill levels on bouldering and top rope climbing walls. The WREC Climbing Gym is open to all current WREC members.

Climbing Gym Hours (Regular Semester Hours)
Monday – Friday: 12pm – 10pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 3pm – 9pm

FREE Belay Classes
Interested in learning how to belay or simply refine your skills?

A belay certification is required before belaying in the climbing gym. Classes are designed to teach the basic skills and techniques required to belay in a top rope setting. You will also gain skills in spotting and basic safety on and off the wall. All equipment will be provided.

Upon completion of the class, or if you have prior knowledge of belaying, a test must be taken in order to receive your certification. You may take the belay certification test any time the gym is open!

Fall 2018 Belay classes:
Mondays at 5:30-7pm
Wednesdays at 6-7:30pm
Thursdays at 6:30-8pm
Belay classes are free, and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive on time.

Staff Belays
Want to climb, but don’t have a climbing partner? The WREC Climbing Gym offers staff belays between 3:00pm – 10:00pm Monday through Friday, and all day on Sundays.

The WREC Climbing Gym also has a large area dedicated to bouldering, which does not require the use of equipment or belaying.

Need Equipment?
Basic climbing equipment is available, FREE of charge at the WREC Climbing Gym. Available equipment includes: shoes, harnesses, chalk, and for those who are belay certified, ATC belay devices and carabiners are also available.

Socks are required to use our climbing shoes.


WREC Hours of Operation

CLOSURE:

The campus closure has been extended through Nov. 23. The WREC will not reopen until Sunday, Nov. 25th at 9am.

REGULAR SEMESTER HOURS

WREC & Pool:
Monday – Wednesday: 6am – Midnight
Thursday: 6am – 11pm
Friday: 6am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 9pm

Climbing Gym:
Monday – Friday: NOON – 10pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 3pm – 9pm

AO Equipment Room
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 1pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 5pm

Contact Us

Phone: (530) 898-4444
Email: wrecinfo@csuchico.edu

WREC LOCATION:
Between 1st & 2nd on Cherry St.
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929

MAILING ADDRESS:
Associated Students WREC 767
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929

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Tue 20

Thanksgiving Break

November 19 - November 23
Tue 27

Yoga in the Den

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm