Indoor Rock Climbing and Programs

Welcome to the Bronco Peak!

This unmistakable centerpiece housed within the BRIC offers something fun and challenging for all levels of experience. As the tallest climbing wall in the CSU system, the Bronco Peak should be a part of every CPP Student’s experience while on campus. Whether you want to try climbing for the first time or are a seasoned climber, push your mental and fitness level to new heights all while meeting new friends and community members!

Instructor belaying a student on the rock wall

Check out our current semester’s lineup of Indoor Workshops.

Overview of the Bronco Peak

One of the tallest climbing walls in the CSU system

Designed and constructed to mimic many naturally occurring features to help you train and develop techniques required when climbing outdoors.

51 foot wall hosting routes from 5.5 to 5.12
12 foot Boulder wall hosting problems from VB to V7+
15 Top Ropes
15 Lead Lines
Rappel ledge

Cross training tools available upon request include hang board, campus board, crack climbing trainer, massage canes, and more.

Climbing Wall Hours

Fall 2022 Closures:

August 15-22
October 26-29

Fall 2022 Hours:

Sunday – Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Extended Holiday Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Interested in climbing with us?

Here at the Bronco Peak, we require all climbers to take our Climbing Wall Orientation and Belay Class before they are allowed to boulder and top-rope belay. If you are interested in bouldering or belaying, please be prepared to take an orientation before being allowed to do so.

If you are looking to try climbing for the very first time and aren’t sure if orientation is for you, then you should Try-a-Climb with an Adventures staff member!

Even if you are already experienced in top-roping and bouldering, you must check in with an Adventures staff member prior to climbing. This helps us to ensure all climbers demonstrate competency in the skills required to climb at the Bronco Peak.

All new climbers should check in with a staff member prior to climbing!

What is Try-a-Climb?

This free program allows users to get right in and climb 1-2 routes at the Bronco Peak  before committing to a 2-hour climbing wall orientation. There are no prerequisites and gear rentals are free. This is a great opportunity to conquer your fears and enjoy the excitement of rock climbing.

Climbing Wall Orientation and Belay Class (CWOBC)

This is a free, mandatory orientation for members who are new to the Bronco Peak or who have not climbed in over a year. This training instructs new users in climbing wall rules, lessons in falling, spotting and belaying. After completing the course, members can climb during open climb hours.

CWOBC Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Belay Assessments

To become certified to provide top rope belays for other climbers, members must take a top rope belay assessment by requesting an Adventures Attendant to supervise them belaying another climber.

To become certified to provide lead climbing belays, members must take a lead assessment when a qualified Attendant is on duty. Please ask an Attendant for times when lead assessments are available or email adventures@cpp.edu.

Equipment Rentals

Equipment Check Out Desk – Members can rent climbing shoes, a harness, and all associated climbing hardware at no cost. Socks must be worn with climbing shoes and can be purchased at the Pro-Shop, which is located at the Member Services front desk, if needed. Climbing chalk will also be provided.

Member Services Front Desk – Items for Purchase
Socks (required for use with rental shoes)
Hair Ties (required for long hair)
Chalk Ball
Chalk Bag

Gear Rental Center
The Gear Rental Center offers affordable and convenient access to outdoor recreation equipment rentals to members of the BRIC.