CSU Climbing Team

Trigg Skoe


Angela Stroud reaches to place her foot against a climbing wall during a climbing practice. Stroud, a dual chemistry and sociology major at CSU, has been climbing since she was in sixth grade. (Photo by: Megan Fischer)

The Colorado State Climbing team was started in Fall of 2012 as a way to bring climbers together and form a strong community at CSU. We began competing in USA Climbing’s Collegiate series shortly thereafter, and in the fall of 2014 we were accepted as one of the 31 official sport clubs at CSU. The CSU Climbing Team competes at the national level; during our short history, we have continuously won the Rocky Mountain regional competition since we began competing in 2014, and have been nationally ranked 3rd, 2nd, as well as held two national titles.


Practices are held at Ascent Studio on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 7:30-10:30 PM. Additionally, non-mandatory Saturday practices and workshops are held during the latter half of the season. Our season runs from September – April, with a series of local competitions culminating in regional and national championships. Apart from competitions, the team is still focused on building and supporting the climbing community Colorado State University as well as in Fort Collins and looking for climbers of all levels, interests, and passions! Competing is not a requirement to be a part of our team and community.