Welcome to the Mountaineer Field House
July 15, the Mountaineer Field House reopened in limited capacity for individual fitness activities (no group classes) and basketball (groups of 10 or fewer, all players must arrive/depart together). Summer hours are 6-9 am, 11 am-1 pm (11am hour reserved for vulnerable populations) and 4-7 pm. We anticipate expanded hours of operation once classes resume.
The Mountaineer Field House opened in 2014 as a state-of-the-art exercise and wellness center. From morning’s first light to long after dark, the 65,000-square-foot facility is a major hub for student life and many athletic organizations.
The Mountaineer Field House offers everything from three mirrored group fitness rooms to three multi-purpose courts for basketball, volleyball, pickleball and more. It also has an in-ground trampoline and foam pit, batting and golf-practice cage, as well as a throwing cage and jumping pit for field events.
In addition, the field house offers a 5,844-square-foot Fitness Center made available to conference guests and persons with memberships for both day-use options and group events. And at 7,717 feet, the 200-meter indoor track is the highest collegiate indoor track in the United States.
Please contact the front desk at 970.943.2110 or visit our Facebook page for extra details and the most up-to-date class schedule. *************************
Standard Facility Closures 2020
|Sept. 7||CLOSED (Labor Day)|
|Nov. 21-Nov. 28||CLOSED (Thanksgiving Break)|
|Dec. 23-Jan. 3||CLOSED (Winter Break)|
Standard Facility Closures 2021
|Jan. 1||CLOSED (New Year’s Day)|
|Jan. 2-3||6-9 a.m., 4-7p.m. (Winter Break)|
|Jan. 4-5||8 a.m.-12 p.m. (Winter Break)|
|Jan. 6-10||6-9 a.m., 4-7 p.m. (Winter Break)|
|Jan. 11||Academic Hours (Spring Semester Starts)|
|March 15-19||CLOSED (Spring Break)|
This student-designed, 43.5-foot wall boasts 3,114 square feet of climbing space.
Whether you’re sending one of our 13 leadable routes, practicing on two free-form cracks, learning multi-pitch skills on our rappel platform or climbing for the first time, our climbing and bouldering wall is unparalleled on any college campus.
Interested in Working at the Wall?
Come by the Field House front desk for an application!
Top Rope Climbing Skills Test and Orientation
All climbers who wish to use the roped wall must pass this skills test and orientation. If you’re a new climber and want to take an introductory course to indoor climbing, please register for an upcoming course with Wilderness Pursuits.
Lead Climbing Skills Test and Orientation
All climbers who wish to lead climb must pass this skills test and orientation. If you’re new to lead climbing and want to take an introductory course to lead climbing, please register for an upcoming course with Wilderness Pursuits.
Climbing Wall Orientation
All users who enter the climbing wall area must either complete or have completed the Climbing Orientation, this orientation teaches safety and general space awareness for all users.
Curious about becoming a member of the Mountaineer Field House?
For Western Faculty and staff, please sign up through your MyWestern account. For community members, please click HERE.
|Member Type||2019-2020 Membership Rates||Day||Month||Semester||Year||Summer||Punch Pass|
|All-Inclusive membership options||Allows access to batting/golf cage, climbing wall, equipment rentals, field house courts, Fitness Center, group fitness classes, indoor track and Aquatic Center||10-day passes|
|Limited Membership Options|
|Aquatic Center||For more information about Aquatic Center passes and prices, please call 970.943.7117. All passes for the pool are available for purchase at the Aquatic Center only.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q – Who is eligible for membership?
A – Current Western students registered for at least 6 credits, current Western Faculty, Staff and Emeritus, current Sodexo employees and Western alumni, as well as spouses, partners and dependents of any of the above people. In addition, community members without any direct affiliation are eligible.
Q – Can community members buy memberships?
A – Yes.
Q – What is included with an unlimited membership?
A – Members have access to the Aquatic Center, batting/golf cage, climbing wall, equipment rentals, field house courts, the Fitness Center, group fitness classes and the indoor track.
Q – Can my child climb on the Western climbing wall?
A – Parents must accompany children under the age of 14. Our wall was designed and the routes are set for college-aged individuals. We do not have auto-belays, children’s harnesses or children’s shoes and our wall is not appropriate or safe for small children.
Q – How do I purchase a membership?
A – Please complete our Membership Form and Waiver and return it to the Front Desk of the Mountaineer Field House.
Q – Can I talk to someone about membership options?
A – Yes! Please contact the Mountaineer Field House Front Desk at 970.943.2110.