Sometimes its good to trail off

    The Adventure Program offers a variety of bold activities and services for those wanting to try new things, explore new places, and build their knowledge. Whether you go on a trip or workshop, climb the top rope or bouldering walls, utilize our equipment for rent, or need a bike repair, you have the ability to make it your own. After all, it is Your Rec, Your Adventure. 

    Climbing wall

    Climbing Walls

    Recreation Services at Iowa State University has climbing walls at State Gym and Lied Rec Center. Top Rope wall is open when staff is there to supervise while Bouldering walls open anytime facilities are open.

    Start Your Climb

    Trips and Workshops

    • Adventure Program workshops: beginner and intermediate level.
    • Rock climbing workshops on multiple dates. Learn something new regardless of interest or skill level.
    • Participants must be 18+ or registered ISU students (under 18).
    Begin Your Adventure Here
    Paddle rental

    Equipment Rental

    • ISU Rec Services Adventure Program offers equipment rental to students, non-students, and community members.
    • There is a wide variety from yard games to canoes, skis, camping gear, and even baseball gloves. Check out what other equipment you can rent from the rental office located in State Gym. 
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    bike repair

    Bike Maintenance

    If you're in need of a break adjustment, quick tune, or are wanting a safety inspection on your bike, the Adventure program at Rec Services offers this and many more services. Book an appointment and bring your bike in today so you can get back to your adventure!

    Bike Repair
    women climb night

    Women* Climb Nights

    Looking to try something new? Come out to one of our Rec Services Women* Climb Nights. Women* Climb Nights are specifically for individuals who identify as a woman or genderqueer.

    Women* Climb Night

    Refund Policy

    • Full refunds will be provided to all participants if a Trip/Workshop is cancelled by ISU.
    • For all other cancellations, in order for a full refund to be granted, registered participants who cancel on a Trip/Workshop must be replaced. This can be done by getting a replacement from the Waiting List or by the individual finding a replacement for their spot. Workshop refunds need to be filed two weeks prior to the workshop.

    Adventure Programs is located in State Gym. Phone: 515-294-8200