Outdoor Adventures

Campus Recreation

Building Hours

Due to high demand and our limited capacity in the gym (15 climbers), you now have the option to reserve climbing sessions. To ensure equitable access to climb we've set up the RSVP system with the following parameters:
  • Sessions are set for 2p-3:50p; 4p-5:50p; 6-7:50p. You can arrive up to 20 minutes after the start of the session, but after that we will give your spot to any waiting climbers.
  • Climbers can claim up to 2 sessions in any 7-day period and no more than 1 session per day
  • Walk-ups are still welcome, but session RSVP's will be granted priority in access.
Reserve Your Indoor Climbing Spot Online Now!

Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rentals Are Available!

Follow the link below to reserve equipment online.

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You said something about climbing???

Climbing is open for those climbers who want to get back in the gym. However, in light of the risks associated with COVID community spread, things will be a bit different.

We are excited to see folks in the gym again.

  • Space in the gym will be limited to 15 total climbers at any time. We will revisit this cap as the risk of COVID in our community subsides.
  • Try-it climbs are available for UNL students. Times can be reserved at the following link: Try-It
  • Anyone can register for Climbing Basics instruction at Climbing Basics registration
  • Masks will be required at all times, even while climbing.
  • All seating areas, door handles, cubbies and metal climbing gear will be wiped down and sanitized between climbing sessions. Please be aware, due to the nature of climbing holds, we cannot sanitize holds in between use. We do not recommend you resume climbing if you or people in your social network are at a high risk for COVID.
  • Passholders with a monthly pass, billing will resume in August. Be watching for more details.

Outdoor Adventures & Bike Shop

Our Mission

The Outdoor Adventures Program's chief purpose is to engage individuals and groups in adventure experiences for escape, education & enjoyment. We're here to enhance the student experience. Using adventure in its many forms, we aim to expand and diversify student experiences, and provide experiential education that accentuates lessons learned in the classroom.

Fall Semester Hours

Contact Info

Monday - Friday
10 am - 10 pm

930 N. 14th


Saturday - Sunday
10 am - 8 pm


Adjusted hours during holiday breaks and special events.

Release Forms

A completed release form is required for all Outdoor Adventures trips, classes, climbing wall and Challenge Course participants. Those under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the release form.

Climbing Pass Options

Climbing Passes
UNL student/
CREC member
General Public
Try-It Climb (2 climbs in one day)
Available Monday-Friday beginning at 12 pm.
Available Saturday-Sunday beginning at 10 am.
1 free each semester
Daily Pass*
included in CREC membership
includes CREC facilities access
Monthly Pass*
3-month minimum
included in CREC membership
+ $50 one-time initiation fee
10-Punch Pass
Valid 365 days from purchase date
Original purchaser must be present during use
included in CREC membership
Annual Pass*
included in CREC membership
Annual Secondary Pass*
Spouses, collateral dependents, or dependents (child) age 16-23 years of Primary Passholder are eligible. Primary Passholders must remain current for Secondary Pass holders to retain pass privileges.
*Must complete a Climbing Basics Class or pass a Skills Check prior to climbing.

Lockers + Showers

UNL student/
CREC member
General Public
Bike Locker
(26" x 75" x 44") + 24/7 Locker Room/Shower Access • fits a bicycle + gear
Bike Locker
(26" x 75" x 44") + 24/7 Locker Room/Shower Access • fits a bicycle + gear
Medium Locker
+ 24/7 Locker Room/Shower Access
Day-Use Locker
Must pay daily Guest Fee of $15

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Mission Statement:

Campus Recreation is committed to enriching the educational experience by promoting lifelong healthy living. We are dedicated to celebrating differences, providing active and innovative recreational opportunities, cultivating a community of supportive relationships, and developing global leaders.

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