Offering resources for the GVSU community to enjoy outdoor, adventure-based pursuits.

RENTALS

Planning a trip but don't have all the gear you need?  Check out our inventory of hiking & camping gear that won't break the bank.

TRIPS

From day-hikes to week-long rock climbing excursions.  Check out our Events Calendar regularly to stay up to date on upcoming trips you won't want to miss!

CLINICS

Brush up on old skills or learn a new one!  The OAC offers a variety of workshops throughout the year.  If you don't see a clinic available on your topic of interest, let us know.  We'd be glad to share our knowledge with you on a more informal basis.


News

Spring Break Trip Details & Registration Open

Spring Break Trip Details & Registration Open

February 04, 2016

The Climbing Center & Vertical Earth climbing club are joining forces to take students on a 5 day rock climbing adventure to Foster Falls, TN. Details & registration are now available in the Events Calendar.

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Events

Multi-Pitch Basics

Multi-Pitch Basics

February 7, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This Climbing 201 Workshop is a must-attend event for anyone interested in climbing on multi-pitch terrain.  Taught by a certified PCGI guide, participants in this workshop will learn the ins...

Faculty/ Staff Climb @ Noon

Faculty/ Staff Climb @ Noon

February 9, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Spice up your lunchtime workout with an hour of FREE rock climbing!  No experience or sign-up necessary.  Rental equipment is available. An experienced staff member will be present to...

Intro to Climbing - Students

Intro to Climbing - Students

February 10, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This is a small-group clinic scheduled during off-hours that is meant for GVSU students who have little to no experience with the sport of rock climbing but are interested in knowing more.  If...

Faculty/ Staff Climb @ Noon

Faculty/ Staff Climb @ Noon

February 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Spice up your lunchtime workout with an hour of FREE rock climbing!  No experience or sign-up necessary.  Rental equipment is available. An experienced staff member will be present to...

Intro to Sport Leading Outdoors

Intro to Sport Leading Outdoors

February 17, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free for current Vertical Earth Members.  Please email Joe Bitely at bitelyj@gvsu.edu at least 24 hours in advance to RSVP at no cost. This Gym to Crag workshop will cover a few of the basic...

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SPORTS FACILITIES

Don't enjoy epic adventures, spectacular landscapes, and the constant fear of being attacked by the local wildlife?  Check out our other sport facilities to stay active in a more traditional way.

CAMPUS RECREATION

Get Involved. Be Active. Live Healthy

Take advantage of a wide variety of other recreational, wellness, competitive, and educational resources that are offered by Campus Recreation.