Pass by K-Ville, swipe in at Wilson Gym, walk past Quenchers and a grey, irregularly shaped wall with colorful blobs rises out of the floor beneath you. It’s the backdrop of Wilson’s cardio area. Squished into the corner surrounded by an army of exercise bikes and treadmills, the rock climbing wall is an obvious afterthought. “Wilson is very gender segregated with cardio being mostly girls and the weight room being mostly guys, but we’re kind of tucked into our little corner at the climbing wall and have that less,” senior Mike Kim said. “It’s a good environment for anyone to come in. Some of our hardest climbers we have are girls like Meryl which is pretty cool.” If you stick around, you’ll get coated by chalk and hear words like beta, sit-start, arête, crux, jug, mantel, crimp and project—and I mean "project" used as a verb but pronounced like the noun. “Eavesdrop on any of the conversations that happen at the rock wall, and you might feel like you’re in another country,” senior Meryl McCurry said.