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Climbing & Canyoneering

  • Rec Center Opens Late at 11a on Jan. 20 (Sat)

    Due to staff training on Jan. 20, the Rec Center will open at 11a. Our apologizes for any inconvenience.
  • Free Trial Membership in January for UA Faculty/Staff

    New Year, Better You! Not a Rec Member? Take advantage of one of our FREE offers in January. Offer ends Jan. 31, 2018.
  • UA Fit 30-Day Challenge: Free Online Wellness Program

    The Road to Wellness starts January 22. UA Faculty/Staff/Students are invited to track their daily habits and fitness/wellness.
  • No Group Fitness Classes on Jan. 20

    Due to the Rec morning closure for staff training, there will be no Group Fitness classes on Saturday, Jan. 20.
  • NO BAG POLICY RETURNS TO REC in Jan. 2018

    All bags and items must be secured in lockers while in the Rec Center beginning 2018. Your safety is our #1 priority!
  • Small Group Training Free Demo Week: Jan 15-19

    "Try Before You Buy" with the daily Free Small Group Training class. Each day showcases a different class. Check out the schedule.
  • Activity Classes Begin Jan. 22

    Check out the Spring Schedule for the hippest dance and coolest martial arts classes around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Climbing

Come find out why Climbing Magazine named Tucson as the best city for rock climbing in the USA. We will be climbing on some of southern Arizona’s amazing granite walls throughout Coronado National Forest. These trips are perfect for beginner and intermediate climbers. Learn climbing techniques, how to tie-in and belay fellow climbers. All trips include technical gear, guides, transportation and food. 

Canyoneering

Arguably the greatest way to explore the backcountry, our canyoneering trips will take you to places most Arizonans never get to see. From sliding down natural water slides, to rappelling down the sides of waterfalls, these trips are sure to be memorable. Trips include all instruction, guides, food and transportation along with group equipment. 

1/27/18 Rock Climbing: Hairpin

Located at the foot of the Santa Catalinas, this is the perfect area for a winter day climb when Mt Lemmon is snowcapped. Nestled among the iconic forests of saguaro cacti, this is the prefect place for beginners and intermediates alike to go climbing.  

Member Fee: 
48
Non-Member Fee: 
58
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
12
Registration Dates: 
11/08/2017 to 01/21/2018
Start Date: 
Sat Jan 27 2018

01/27/2018 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

2/10/18 Rock Climbing: Left Hand Wall

Join us at the foot of Mt Lemmon climbing the Left Hand Wall. With Climbs rated from 5.5 to 5.10 this area is a a great place for first time climbers to learn the basics or intermediate climbers to hone their skills!
 

 

Member Fee: 
48
Non-Member Fee: 
58
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
12
Registration Dates: 
11/08/2017 to 02/04/2018
Start Date: 
Sat Feb 10 2018

02/10/2018 - 7:00am

3/18/18 Rock Climbing: Windy Point

Located mid-mountain, this picturesque location gives sweeping views of Tucson and the surrounding area. Best suited for beginner and intermediate climbers.Be sure to bring a light jacket because its WINDY!!!!! 

 

Member Fee: 
48
Non-Member Fee: 
58
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
12
Registration Dates: 
11/08/2017 to 03/11/2018
Start Date: 
Sun Mar 18 2018

03/18/2018 - 7:00am

3/31/18 Canyoneering: Seven Cataracts

Looking out from the Seven Cataracts overlook on the Catalina Highway you can see a series of waterfalls descending steeply across the canyon. Have you ever wanted to rappel down those waterfalls? Now you can! Join us for this exciting, adventurous, and challenging descent of Willow Canyon. We will bushwhack into the canyon from just above Windy Point, hike through several miles of the isolated creek bed, then reach a series of 100+ foot rappels over the Seven Cataracts, before a final steep hike back up the Catalina Highway. A full day of high adventure right in our own back yard!

Pre-requisites: 

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting on 3/28/18 at 7:00pm inside Outdoor Rec

Member Fee: 
75
Non-Member Fee: 
85
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
12
Registration Dates: 
11/08/2017 to 03/25/2018
Start Date: 
Sat Mar 31 2018

03/31/2018 - 7:00am

4/21/18 Canyoneering: Seven Cataracts

Looking out from the Seven Cataracts overlook on the Catalina Highway you can see a series of waterfalls descending steeply across the canyon. Have you ever wanted to rappel down those waterfalls? Now you can! Join us for this exciting, adventurous, and challenging descent of Willow Canyon. We will bushwhack into the canyon from just above Windy Point, hike through several miles of the isolated creek bed, then reach a series of 100+ foot rappels over the Seven Cataracts, before a final steep hike back up the Catalina Highway. A full day of high adventure right in our own back yard!

Pre-requisites: 

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting on 4/15/18 at 7:00pm inside Outdoor Rec

Member Fee: 
75
Non-Member Fee: 
85
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
12
Registration Dates: 
11/08/2017 to 04/15/2018
Start Date: 
Sat Apr 21 2018

04/21/2018 - 7:00am

5/26/18 Rock Climbing: Gumby Wall

Just across from the San Pedro Vista, Gumby Wall  offers a great opportunity to hone those sport climbing skills for beginners and intermediate climbers. 

 

 

Member Fee: 
48
Non-Member Fee: 
58
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
12
Registration Dates: 
11/08/2017 to 05/20/2018
Start Date: 
Sat May 26 2018

05/26/2018 - 7:00am

6/09/18 Rock Climbing: Havens

Located at just under 8,000 ft of elevation, this mountain top climb is well suited for summer climbing. These climbing routes are rated from 5.6-5.10 making it a perfect spot for all abilities. 

 

Member Fee: 
48
Non-Member Fee: 
58
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
12
Registration Dates: 
11/08/2017 to 06/03/2018
Start Date: 
Sat Jun 09 2018

06/09/2018 - 7:00am to 5:00pm