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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. 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!

Spring 2020 Belay classes:
To Be Determined

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

Due to precautions associated with COVID-19, the WREC will be closed until further notice.

We apologize for the inconvenience and know this might interfere with people’s workout routines. We encourage you to find alternate ways to get out and recreate and exercise.


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


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


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