University of Vermont

UVM Outing Club


Climbing Club and Indoor Climbing Wall

Trad climbing, bouldering, ice climbing and sport climbing disciplines are all represented here! There are 2 indoor climbing resources available to all UVM students: A 1,000 sq. ft. indoor climbing wall located in the Gucciardi Sports and Recreation Center and the bouldering hallway located in the basement of Patrick Gym. For more contact the OC. If you are curious about W.A.C.O. and places around Burlington to climb then check out the W.A.C.O. page.

All are welcome and encouraged to climb at the UVM Vertical climbing wall. Climbing here is completely free! Our facility caters to all levels - first timers and beginners to experienced dudes looking to train and pull down hard. Our knowledgeable, experienced and fully trained staff can teach anyone to belay and teach basic principals of moving in the vertical plane. We generally have about 20 routes set from 5.5 to 5.12, and many in the 5.7 to 5.10 range, distributed over 850 square feet. Test yourself on vertical, over hanging terrain, arêtes, laybacks, and other features - sorry, no cracks.

Where is it?
The UVM Wall is located in the lobby of the new Gucciardi Fitness/Rec Sports Center at the south end of the gym, in with the tracks and the weight rooms). Stop by any time to learn about climbing - if you have no clue what climbing involves and want to learn the basics, we can help. If you are looking for a new crag or a wicked route in the northeast, we can often help too. If you want to get pumped before dinner, that's us too.

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UVM Adventure Ropes Course

Our Ropes or Challenge Course programs consist of a planned progression of physical and mental activities for individuals and groups. One of our instructors will facilitate this progression. They will help you and your group to learn from your experience and to have fun! Our group size is limited to twelve people. If you are coming with a larger group you will be divided into smaller groups for most of your day.

The Ropes Course consists of elements, constructed of cables, ropes and wood, attached to trees at our site. The Low Challenge Course is designed to help participants gain insight into group process and how individuals perform in team situations. They consist of physical and mental problems that the group must work together to solve. The High Challenge Course is built up to forty feet above the ground. Those who choose to participate are outfitted with harnesses and helmets and are clipped into ropes and belay systems that allow them to climb and participate in a variety of challenges safely. Participants can safely take risks while navigating physical challenges highlighting trust and support within teams.

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Catayak Canoe and Kayak Club

The Catayak Canoe and Kayak Club was created in order to bring Leadership and unity to the University's Whitewater Community. It currently runs pool sessions every Wednesday night from 10pm-11pm and Sunday nights from 8pm-10pm at the Pool in Gutterson Field House. The Sunday night pool sessions are run in concert with the Vermont Paddler's Club, in exchange for beginner and advanced instruction.

In the Spring and early Fall Catayak runs river trips down local rivers such as the West, Lamoille, and Mad Rivers Vermont, La Chine rapid in Montreal, the Dryway and Fifebrook sections of the Deerfield Rivers in Charlemont, Massachusetts, the Kennebec, Dead, Penobscot, and Rapid in Maine. They also plan a Spring Break trip down south to the New and Gauley Rivers in West Virginia, the Youghagheny in Pennsylvania, and the Ocoee in Tennessee.

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Ski and Snowboard Club

With over 1,400 members UVM's Ski and Snowboard club represents the radest skiers and riders of the Ice Coast. Members are provided with free transportation to VT's premiere mountains, radical trips out west, sponsorships from the industry's leading companies, on and off campus events, and extreme discounts from around the great Green Mountain State. Their mission - to promote skiing and snowboarding at UVM and help students network with other passionate members of our snow sport community. Join the East Coast's Finest!

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ALANA Student Center

The ALANA Student Center (ASC) fully supports the holistic development of ALANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, and Native American) and Bi/Multiracial students so that as confident students of color they attain their goals for academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation, and cultural development.

Vision Statement
The ALANA Student Center (ASC) aims to create a diverse and rich community of empowered, engaged, and enthusiastic ALANA and Bi/Multiracial students at UVM who:

Are proud people of color who actively seek and create opportunities for self-development and personal understanding

Believe in the power of community and participate responsibly in serving each others needs

Work to develop their full academic and leadership potential

Are committed to social justice and serve as allies to causes not directly their own

Share their multiple talents with the greater UVM, Burlington, and Vermont community

If you would like to know more information, please feel free to contact them at 802-656-3819 or email them at

Visit Them!
We are located at 342 South Prospect Street. South Prospect Street runs in front of the Waterman Building and the University Green. From the UVM Green, go to South Prospect Street head towards Main Street. After crossing Main Street you will continue on to cross Maple Street, Robinson Parkway and Henderson Terrace. You then go past the exit of the Redstone Driveway and take the next available left which is the entrance to the Redstone Driveway. Visitor parking is in the lot before our building on your left.

Last modified February 08 2016 12:34 PM