Outdoor Recreation provides opportunities for the Emory community to experience adventures in great outdoors. programs include adventure trips, equipment rentals, and a climbing arena in the WPEC. No experience is necessary to participate in outdoor programs.

The climbing wall is located on the 1st floor of the George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center (WPEC) adjacent to the basketball arena. The wall includes a variety of challenges including corners and overhangs. Access to climb at the wall is free to all Emory students and WPEC members. The minimum age to climb is 8 years old.
No experience is necessary. Staff are available to provide instruction and belay. Skill clinics are offered and encouraged help to build self-reliance.
Hours of Operation: 



The climbing wall is available to the Emory University community for private party reservations. All group members must hold a valid Emory ID. Reservations are only scheduled during WPEC open hours, but outside of regular climbing wall open hours. We cannot accommodate groups during climbing wall open hours. Review our current open hours here: Outdoor Recreation | Emory University | Atlanta GA

Climbing Wall Reservation Form (submit reservation requests at least 2 weeks in advance):

WPEC Climbing Wall Reservation Form (

All climbing wall policies apply to private party reservations.

Review our policies here: Policies | Emory University | Atlanta GA

 Adult sized harnesses and shoes are available. We can accommodate a maximum of 2 children per group. Minimum climber age: 8

Maximum group size: 20

If you have a larger group that you would like to bring to the wall, contact Kristin Sliger directly to see if we can accommodate your group.


Students, Campus Life, Student Orgs

Staff/Faculty, Members, Emory Departments

1-10 people

(2 climbing wall attendants provided)

$40/ hour


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group rate

11-20 people

(4 climbing wall attendants




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Group rate

You can search and register for upcoming trips and clinics on your MyRecWell portal under the Outdoor Recreation tab

Registration for clinics and special events closes 24 hours before start time.
Restristration for trips closes Tuesday before departure date (unless otherwise indicated).

A mandatory pre-trip meeting will be held for all multi-day trips. If unable to attend a pre-trip meeting, you must contact Kristin Sliger at in advance to schedule a make-up meeting. 

Interested in becoming a trip leader? Contact Kristin Sliger at

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Whether you are looking to add fun into a meeting or meet specific goals, we now offer programming catered to you and your group’s needs. Strengthen your group’s sense of community through the use of icebreakers, games, and teambuilding activities.

Requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance of your preferred event date. Please fill out the request form here with as much detail as possible to help us better understand your group's goals. We will contact you within 2 business days after receipt of the request form to discuss. Program confirmation is subject to staff availability.

Contact Outdoor Recreation staff at for more information or to discuss how these programs can best serve your group.

Teambuilding & Community Cohesion Rates
Group Size Student Organizations/Campus Life Other Emory Departments
1 - 15 participants $40/hr $60/hr
16 - 30 participants $70/hr $105/hr
31 - 45 participants $90/hr $135/ hr
46 - 60 participants $100/hr $150/hr
61+ participants contact for pricing  

Equipment rentals are available for current Emory University students and members of the WPEC or SAAC. Equipment must be picked up and returned on Thursdays, Fridays, and Mondays at the WPEC. Rentals cannot be picked up or returned outside of these days. Specific location of pick-up up and return will be communicated within the rental reservation confirmation.

*Prices are listed as student price/member price:

Item daily (Thurs-Fri) weekend (Fri-Mon) week (Fri-Fri) limit per renter
Tent (2-Person) $6/$8 $12/$16 $30/$40 2
Tent (4-Person) $8/$11 $16/$22 $40/$55 2
Tent (6-Person) $10/$13 $20/$26 $50/$65 2
Sleeping Bag (20 degree) $5/$7 $10/$14 $25/$35 3
Sleeping Pad (closed cell foam) $2/$3 $4/$6 $10/$15 3
Stove - Backpacking (Pocket Rocket) *Fuel Not Included $3/$4 $6/$8 $15/$20 2
Stove (2-Burner) *Fuel Not Included $4/$6 $8/$12 $20/$30 2
Cooler (48qt or 70qt) $2/$3 $4/$6 $10/$15 2
Backpack (65L) $4/$6 $8/$12 $20/$30 2
Day Pack (30L) $3/$4 $6/$8 $15/$20 2
Hammock (double) $2/$3 $4/$6 $10/$15 2
Headlamp $3/$4 $6/$8 $15/$20 3
Bouldering Crash Pad $5/$7 $10/$14 $25/$35 2
Climbing Helmet $2/$3 $4/$6 $10/$15 3

Renter should submit a rental request form at least 2 business days before pick-up. Rental requests may be made up to 7 days in advance.

Outdoor Equipment Rental Form Link:

Questions? Contact:
Emory Recreation and Wellness advises Outdoor Emory, Emory University's student-run outdoors club, which hosts events, offers outdoor equipment rental and subsidizes outdoor trips. To connect with Outdoor Emory, visit their page on The Hub.

Contact Us

26 Eagle Row. Atlanta, Georgia 30322 USA

404.727.6551 (WPEC Member Services Office)

404.712.2431 (SAAC Member Services Desk)