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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

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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.

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

Humans of Chico State: Koichi Matsumoto

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...

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

The Ruckus rocks the WREC

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,...

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

Rock climbing team grows with open arms

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...

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

Senior rock climber reaches new heights

Stephanie Schmieding // December 11, 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...

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