Outdoor Adventures

Campus Recreation

Building Hours

We've seen significant demand to climb this winter season. Thank you for your patience as we navigate capacity and continue to ensure the safety of those in our community. Expanded access:
  • OAC Climbing Gym expanded hours:
    • Beginning January 2nd, we will add a session from 12p-1:50p. Existing timeslots at 2p, 4, and 6p remain.
The capacity meter below is relevant only for the OAC Climbing Gym.
The RSVP system will continue:
  • Sessions available: 12p-1:50p, 2p-3:50p, 4p-5:50p, 6p-7:50p. RSVP’s will be forfeited if climbers do not arrive within 20 minutes of session start time or we receive no other communication from you.
  • Climbers can RSVP for up to 2 sessions in any 7 day period + no more than 1 session per day.
  • Walk ups are welcomed, but session RSVP’s will be granted priority in access.
  • If you are having trouble securing an RSVP through the portal below, email us at outdoorrec@unl.edu.
Gym operations at this time:
  • OAC Climbing Gym Capacity: 20 climbers
  • Classic Wall Capacity: 6 climbers
  • Climbing is available for Climbers with a Pass. If you do not currently possess a pass with our gym, but pass a Top Rope or Lead Climbing/Belay Skills check we can discuss pass options for you.
  • Masks will be required at all times, even while climbing. 6’ of physical distancing is expected of all climbers. Please be mindful to comply with these expectations in the gym.
  • 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.
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Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rentals Are Available!

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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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