About Outdoors

Our Outdoors program offers a wide array of different programming, events and services. From outdoor trips led by experienced hikers to climbing our 41-foot tall climbing wall, we got you covered. We aim to offer specialized high quality outdoor experiences to students involved in the SF State student body.  Driven by our mission to help students grow and learn through appreciation of the natural world. We work to facilitate experiences that help participants develop transferable skills that translate into the classroom, work-world, and beyond.  Whether you're a first timer or an experienced outdoor person, we have something that will engage you above and beyond what's offered in the classroom. 

Spring 2022 Climbing Wall Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Spring 2022 Outdoor Resource Center Hours:

  • Monday: 4pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 4pm - 7pm
  • Thursday: 4pm - 7pm
  • Friday: 4pm - 7pm

Outdoor Trips: 

Our Outdoor Trips Program offers a wide array of different trips and clinics including hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, hot spring soaking, backcountry cooking, and camping.  In addition to our regularly programmed events, we offer wilderness medical courses and partner with other entities on campus to create custom events and trips. Outdoor trips and clinics are a great way to gain knowledge and experience with outdoor skills, make new friends, and to simply have fun while playing outside.

Climbing Wall:

Our 41-foot climbing wall is an attention grabber! It is both aesthetically pleasing and practically engaging. The squishy purple flooring under the climbing wall is 7 inches deep and made out of recycled shredded tires, which helps prevent old tires from being sources of landfill.

We have all the climbing equipment you need available for rent at the MWC front desk including shoes, harnesses, chalk bags and more! This equipment is free for student rental and comes at a small fee for all other member rentals.

Let's climb!

Outdoor Resource Center: 

The Outdoor Resource Center is the HUB of the outdoor community on the SF State campus. We offer outdoor equipment rentals at student friendly prices so that you can participate in the outdoor activities you love. In addition to equipment, we also rent guidebooks and instructional books to expand your knowledge and get you out there.


To learn more about our program policies, visit our Gator Outdoor Adventures program policies sites. 


Any questions, comments, or concerns should be directed to our Outdoor Resource Center Student Managers at trips@mail.sfsu.edu or to our Interim Outdoors and Leadership Coordinator, Sachi Sakamoto at ssakamoto@sfsu.edu.