Climbing Wall

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 ceneter.  In the last year 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 review of safety policies.   The new wall features bouldering areas as well as 10 auto belay lines.

There is also an introductory climbing class offered under the Physical Education department for activity credit that provides a good beginner's overview for climbing. Other evening seminars and "check out" sessions are offered regularly to make sure that everyone using the facility has a base knowledge of proper belay technique and wall etiquette.

Furthermore, the climbing wall committee organizes off campus climbing trips to local outdoor locations like Vantage or Leavenworth.

Orientations and OPEN Climbing (free harnesses and shoes)

Spring Semester 2017

  • Monday 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Climb at the wall for free after being oriented.  Climbing Wall hours are whenever the Fitness Centers is open.

Fitness Center Open hours

Academic Year (late August to mid-May)

  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2 - 10 p.m.

Summer (mid-May to late August)

  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed