Technical Training Center Clinics


Learn to Belay

Are you new to climbing, or has it been a minute? This drop-in course is a great refresher! Participants will receive 60 minutes of instruction, which includes an introduction to our facility, bouldering orientation, top rope lesson, including harness fit, figure-eight follow-through knots and top rope belay instruction. This course, or completion of a skills test showing proficiency in the above skills, is required prior to admission to the Technical Training Center.

Dates: Drop-In

  • M/W/F: 6 - 7 p.m. & 8 - 9 p.m.

Pricing: Free for Students || Included with Community Pass


Learn to Lead

Are you ready to take the next step in your climbing experience? Our Learn to Lead clinic is just for you! Participants will meet two days for two hours each time (Tuesday & Thursday) with an instructor. You'll learn the fundamentals of technical lead skills including gear inspections, clipping and belaying.

Dates: March 23 & 25 || April 6 & 8, 20 & 22 || May 4 & 6 - All clinics 5-7 p.m.
Pricing: WSU $30 || Non-WSU $50



Learn to Rappel

Free rappel clinics in our inaugural semester at the new building! 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the Month. Clinics will be held 10 a.m. - Noon. Pre-registration required. 

Dates: March 20, 26 || April 3, 9, 17 || July 23 
Pricing: FREE!



Rock Climbing Instructor Skills

For this clinic, we will be practicing base-managed skills of belay take-overs and pick-offs, as well as some top-managed 3:1 systems.

Registrants should have a climbing background, but do not need to be familiar with the mentioned skills!

Dates: March 27 || April 24 at 10 a.m. - noon
Pricing: FREE



Gym to Crag 101

Ready to get back outside? We will cover basic sport anchor systems, anchor cleaning and crag etiquette while the rocks are being warmed up in the spring sun.

Dates: Fall 2021
Pricing: TBD



Adaptive Climbing

This clinic will be focused on the usage of equipment and practices of adaptions for limited mobility. We will be using a variety of specialized gear and assistive practices including seat and chest harnesses, mechanical advantage pulley system assistance, assistive grip devices, and more. Equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own! All are welcome.

Dates: April 13 at 6:30-9 p.m.
Pricing: FREE



Rappel Level 2

Hone your skills! Come practice with a variety of equipment and techniques to add to your toolbelt. Participants must have some rappelling experience. Prerequisites: must have either completed a learn to Rappel clinic with us OR have some basic rappelling experience. If you are brand new - check out our Learn to Rappel clinics!

Dates: TBD
Pricing: TBD


lead climbing

adaptive climbing