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Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

November 5, 2018

Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master.

Humans of Chico State: Koichi Matsumoto

Koichi Matsumoto, student and outdoorsman. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

Jae Siqueiros

October 31, 2016

Koichi Matsumoto is a sophomore business major with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and small businesses. He is a transfer student from Japan and an avid outdoorsman. "In Japan, I really like to go mountain hiking, not rock climbing per se but just hiking up the mountains and in the cold and in the...

The Ruckus rocks the WREC

First place finisher in the Advanced Women's category, Christina Saschin holds on before her next move.

Nick Martinez-Esquibel, Sports Editor

April 15, 2016

The smell of hand chalk and the sight of brightly colored tape filled the WREC on Sunday, April 10 for the fifth annual climbing competition, The Ruckus. The competition solely focused on bouldering, a specific type of climbing that doesn't require ropes or harnesses. Although it can be done with...

Rock climbing team grows with open arms

Senior Ian Colunga battles gravity during competition on Feb. 20. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

Kenta Mcafee

March 1, 2016

Steep inclines, small footholds and strenuous challenges are three things the rock climbing team looks forward to.The team, made up of Chico State students, has been active for one year, and has gained a larger following this semester because of its lax policies regarding practice and competition.The...

Senior rock climber reaches new heights

Tim Whitaker, senior computer science major, boulder climbs in the outdoors. Photo courtesy Tim Whitaker.

Stephanie Schmieding

December 12, 2014

The clouds grew dark and the wind picked up as Tim Whitaker continued his perilous climb to the summit of Mount Conness, a prominent peak in the Sierra Nevada range. Shivering from head to toe, he reached the last steep section of the climb, only to be engulfed by clouds and 70 mph winds, a moment h...

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