Campus Recreation

West Chester University

Student Recreation Center
Campus Recreation
275 North Campus Dr.
West Chester, PA 19383
Ph: 610.436.1REC
Fax: 610.436.3088

Climbing Wall



Fall Hours:

Monday - Friday

2:00 – 9:00 pm


Saturday - Sunday

4:00 – 8:00 pm


Events and Activities at the Climbing Wall

(Free for WCU students and paid guests unless otherwise noted)


Belay Certification classes.

Taco Tuesday. Complete a mystery climb to receive a coupon for a free Burrito Loco taco!

Game Night at the Climbing Wall.

*Challenge yourself and meet new people! Games will vary each week.


Intro. to Climbing Technique Class.

$15 for students, can be paid at the welcome desk at the Student Recreation Center. 

*Sign up ahead of time at the Climbing Wall during open hours.

*Must be belay certified to take the class. 

Learn how to climb better in this workshop! Topics include:  body positioning, weight shifting, dynamic movements, and sequencing. Everything you need to know to get to the top!


Climbing Challenge

Do you think you can climb the height of a mile (5,280ft)?

What about Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America (20,236 ft)?  Or Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on the face of the Earth (29,029 ft)?  We challenge you to climb the distance of a mile, 150 times to the top of our wall, and to climb some of the most popular mountain ranges on Earth at the WCU Rock Climbing Wall. 

If you climb the height of a mile you will receive the coveted "Mile High Club Member" T-shirt.  There will be many milestones for you to reach during the challenge, including climbing the distance of the highest point in Pennsylvania (Mount Davis), or Kilimanjaro (the highest point in Africa).   

Climbing Wall Monitors will log your climbs for you. Please report number of climbs with HONESTY AND INTEGRITY.

No daily maximum restrictions.


Note: Mile High challengers do not receive special considerations.


  • Staff will not be dedicated to challenger pursuits (ie belay slaves).
  • Lines will not be dedicated or "hogged" for challenge climbers.



Find out more


Full view of rock wall.

Campus Recreation Staff group meeting

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Fall 2013 Climbing Wall Staff
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