The climbing wall is open for students, staff, faculty, and families of the University of Puget Sound.
The climbing wall is the culmination of a student initiative that was built in the summer of 1996 in one of the racquetball courts in the fitness center. In the 2016, a new climbing facility was built when the Memorial Field house and Fitness Center were expanded.
The Climbing Wall is usable by the campus community following a free orientation to the wall and a review of safety policies. The new wall features bouldering areas as well as six auto belay lines. New climbs are put up every week during the school year by volunteer student route setters to maintain variety.
There is also an introductory climbing class offered under the Physical Education department for an activity credit that provides a good beginner's overview of climbing. Classes are offered regularly to ensure that everyone using the facility is able to further their knowledge of wall etiquette, proper belay technique, and other climbing skills.
Furthermore, Puget Sound Outdoors organizes several off campus climbing trips every semester to local outdoor locations like Vantage, North Bend, or Tieton.
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Climbing at the wall is free for students, faculty, staff and dependents after participating in a wall orientation.
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