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Recreation

UWild

UWild Adventures

Live curiously. Experience nature. Be wild.

Being wild is experiencing life outside of your comfort zone. To push and believe that you can accomplish something previously thought impossible, or never thought of at all. Engaging in adventure is connecting to your wild side, and enriching your human experience. The raw, natural landscape drives your curiosity to understand the unknown, pushes your willpower to take one step further than you have before, and inspires you to think larger than yourself.

There are many paths you’ll take in life, we want to make sure that a few of them are made of dirt.

UWild Programs

  • EDUCATION. We offer instructional classes for the disciplines of: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, White Water Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Cycle Touring, Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding, Wilderness Medicine, and much more.
  • CLUBS. Join one of the various student clubs associated with UWild Adventures:
    • 2016 Clubs to Date: Climbing Club and the University Kayak Club (UKC)
    • Interested in starting a UWild club? Contact Matt Jensen, mcjensen@uw.edu, for more details.
  • TRIPS. We offer a variety of activities to satisfy your thirst for adventure. From single day rock climbing trips, to multi-day bike tours. We are here to help you experience all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Gear Garage Rental Center

Located at the Waterfront Activities Center, the Gear Garage rents a large selection of outdoor equipment. Please visit our Equipment Rental page for more information.

Climbing Facilities on Campus

  1. Crags Climbing Center – One of the largest climbing facilities on a university campus.
  2. Husky Rock – The first climbing structure on a university campus, built in 1975. Located outside on the south side of Husky Stadium.
  3. The Climbery –  A space for classes, training, and competitions.