Climbing Center Hours & Closures Location Orientation Ways to Climb Belay Classes Everyone is welcome to climb and build community at Campus Rec'sÂ indoor Climbing Center, featuring a 32-foot climbing wall with bouldering up to 14 feet.Â Staff are happy to help climbers who need adaptations. We can accommodate a variety of ability levels and provide all of the climbing gear you need.Â An and quiz (available at Member Services) are required prior to using the Climbing Center. Location Third FloorÂ | Academic & Student Recreation Center Contact Us 503-725-5668Ìý´¥Ìý´Ç»å±è°ª±è»å³æ.±ð»å³Ü About the Climbing Wall 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 covered with seamless Asana crash pads. Climbing Orientation Video You are required to watch this Climbing Center and pass the climbing quiz available at Member Services prior to using the Climbing Center. Bouldering Bouldering Climbing without ropes We offer 14 feet of bouldering along the entire length of our wall, and the wall is available for bouldering during all open Rec Center hours. Learn More Top-Rope Climbing Climbing using a harness, rope, and partner Top-rope climbing is a style in climbing which utilizes a harness and a rope as well as a climbing partner to manage the rope. During staffed hours, top-rope climbing on the tall wall is available. Learn More Belay Class Learn how to belay your friends! Learn how to belay a climber, tie basic knots involved in roped climbing, use a harness appropriately, and perform a safety check. No registration required, just drop in! Learn More Previous Hero Slide Next Hero Slide BoulderingBouldering is climbing without ropes. We offer 14 feet of bouldering along the entire length of our wall, and the wall is available for bouldering during all open Rec Center hours.In order to boulder:Watch theÂ Â or at Member Services.Pass the climbing quiz, available at Member Services.Use your PSU photo ID or government-issued ID to check out a climbing wristband and any other climbing gear from the Equipment Checkout window. Climbing gear rentals areÂ free.Return your wristband and gear to the Equipment Checkout window when you are finished climbing.Every time youÂ climb:Please check out a bouldering wristband, available at the Equipment Checkout window. Climbing shoes are also available to check out for free.Bouldering ClubTrain and improve your climbing skills with the Bouldering Club! Prepare to participate in the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Competition (NC3), anÂ intercollegiate climbing competition circuit that takes place during winter and spring terms. To learn more about the Bouldering Club, visit the Rec Clubs webpage.Top-Rope & Adaptive ClimbingDuring staffed hours, top-rope climbing on the tall wall is available, and climbing staff are available to belay, offer assistance, and answer questions.Top-rope climbing is a style in climbing that 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-ropeÂ is only allowed during staffed hours.Everyone is welcome during staffed hours when roped climbing on the tall wall is available to build up your endurance. We can accommodate a variety of ability levels and have all the climbing gear you need. Our qualified staff are available to belay, offer assistance, and answer questions. An orientation video and quiz at Member Services are required prior to using the Climbing Center.Â Learn How to Top-RopeWe have many different classes to suit all skill levels. View our .Belay Classes - Free!Offered Fall, Winter & Spring TermsBelaying is the act of managing the rope while a climber is climbing, and is an essential component of safe climbing practices. Learning how to belay correctly opens many doors for recreational climbers. Learn how to belay a climber, tie basic knots involved in roped climbing, use a harness appropriately, and perform a safety check. Our knowledgeable staff will teach you the skills needed to belay your friends during staffed hours at the Climbing Center!Â Before taking this class, you must watch the Â and pass a climbing quiz at Member Services. No registration required.Â Learn How to BelayYou may ask a Climbing Instructor to belay you. Check out a harness from the Equipment Checkout window.In order to become belay certified in our gym, you must pass a belay test administered by a Climbing Instructor during staffed hours. We do not accept belay certifications from other climbing gyms. If you do not know how to belay, we offer freeÂ belay classes most Saturdays.Â After you are belay certified you may belay other climbers during staffed hours. You may check out a belay device from a Climbing Instructor.You may use your own harness ONLY if said harness is inspected and approved by Climbing Center staff.You are NOT allowed to do any top-roping during times when there are not Climbing Center staff on duty. This includes people who are belay certified.