Community members
As a community member, you have the opportunity to purchase a Climbing Wall (CW) membership or day pass.

Students who are currently registered and paying full student incidental fees are automatically members of the CW.

Are eligible to purchase a Climbing Wall membership. If you currently have a current HWC membership you already have access to the CW.


Climbing Wall
Fees Membership Periods
Climbing Wall user
(Ages 16 and older)
$6 per visit per person
$70 per term (fall, winter, spring)
$65 (summer)
Fall 2019: 9-16-19 to 1-5-20
Winter 2020: 1-2-20 to 3-31-20
Spring 2020: 3-23-20 to 6-21-20
Summer 2019: 6-17-19 to 9-20-19

(Memberships available for purchase three weeks prior to starting date)
Climbing Wall user
(Ages 4-15)
$3 per visit per person
Climbing Wall user
Family (includes up to four persons)
$125 per term (fall, winter, spring)
$120 (summer)
$25 each per additional person per term
Climbing Shoe Rental $20 per person term
$2 per person per day


Assumption of Risk

  • Regardless of the activity, all participants must understand they are assuming the risk when they take part in an active recreation program.
  • Each person must be aware of this assumption of risk and recognize that his or her participation is voluntary.
  • Each participant also has a responsibility to use prudent and ordinary care in his or her actions.
  • These risks could include but are not limited to muscle cramps, nausea, fainting, abnormal blood pressure, chest discomfort, and even death.
  • Individuals are encouraged to have a physical examination and obtain adequate health and accident insurance prior to participation in any recreational and fitness activities.

Registration process

  • Climbing memberships may be purchased at the Front Desk of the HWC and are good for an entire term.
  • The Climbing membership is good for unlimited participation in roped climbing times.
  • Payment for memberships can be made with exact cash and checks (payable to Western Oregon University) at the HWC Front Desk.
  • Each individual member ages 16 or olderĀ must have their own current CLIMB ID membership card in order to access and use the facilities.
  • Each member ages 16 or olderĀ will obtain a CLIMB ID card from the HWC Front Desk, which they will receive upon paying for their membership.
  • The first CLIMB ID card is issued at no cost. Upon renewal, the original card will be activated.
  • If a CLIMB ID is damaged beyond usage, lost or stolen, the member must purchase a new card for replacement at a cost per Western Oregon University’s Photo ID card replacement cost of $15.
  • The ability to pay per use is also available at the HWC Front Desk. Each guest must sign a waiver and pay the drop-in fee. Exact cash or checks made payable to WOU at the HWC Front Desk.


  • To cancel your Climbing Wall membership please visit the HWC front desk. Campus Recreation’s refund policy is consistent with the Business Office Refund schedule.
  • Purchase of locker service is non-refundable. Locker transfers are available upon request.
  • Special circumstances such as medical issues, leaving the university or emergency situations may justify an exception to the general rule and will be handled on a case-by-case basis if immediate notification is given.
  • Non-use of the facility does not qualify as a special circumstance.
  • Refunds are first applied to student/WOU account balance. If a zero balance is present a check will be mailed.

Campus Recreation

(503) 838-9530 | e-mail: hwc@wou.edu | or in person: Directions/Parking