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Free Same-Day Rentals on Gear

See the complete list here.

Auburn Outdoors is a community dedicated to people first, adventure always. We are excited about our journey – leaning into our student team, building out opportunities for members to learn and grow outside, and finding ways to connect to the outdoor resources that call Auburn home.

BIKE
SHOP

Resources, tools, and expertise to help you repair your bike

CLIMBING
WALL

Two 50-ft. climbing towers and an indoor and outdoor bouldering wall

RENTAL
SHOP

Rent everything you need for your next outdoor adventure

TRIPS AND WORKSHOPS

Day trips, weekenders, and extended outdoor adventure trips for Auburn students

Auburn Outdoors bike tech with student

Bike Shop

Purchase replacement tubes, attend free workshops, and learn to maintain and fix your bike using our complete line of bicycle-specific tools— for free!

Auburn Outdoors' trained technicians help you repair your own bike and teach you how to do it yourself, along the way.

Mountain bikes, road bikes, and touring bikes are all available to rent. Let us help outfit your next outdoor adventure.

Auburn Outdoors bike shop

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
-JRR Tolkein

Auburn Ascent male climber

Climbing Wall

Stop by the climbing wall, located on the lower level of the Recreation and Wellness Center any time the wall is open.

 

After a quick orientation, members may climb using the auto belays, boulder at the cave and towers, and climb with a top rope skills-verified member belaying.

 

Use of the climbing wall is free to all members, and no experience is necessary.

Belay Videos

At Auburn's Climbing Wall we require a belay verification test-out prior to renting an ATC to belay. Your belay verification can be conducted anytime the Climbing Wall is open. We use the PBUS method exclusively to belay at the Wall. If you've had experience using the PBUS method, check-out these videos prior to visiting us for your belay verification. 

 

New to climbing and not sure about this whole PBUS thing? Don't sweat it - we host Fundamentals of Climbing workshops regularly during the semester. During these workshops we'll teach you the knots, equipment, and technique required to help you feel prepared to belay at the Climbing Wall. 

AO Belay Videos

AO Belay Videos

Rental Center

Want to create your own adventure?

Not ready to invest in your own equipment? 

High-quality outdoor recreation equipment is available for rent at an affordable price. Rent for the day, the weekend, or the entire week.

Outdoor Rentals

Prices reflected below are for 24-hour rentals. Some items are FREE for same-day returns. Refer to the Rental Price LIst above for a complete list.

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Camping

2, 4, and 5-Person Tents

$7-$10

Backpacks

$8

Backcountry Stoves

$3-$4

Sleeping Pads

$3

Hammocks

$4

Crazy Creek

$3

Yellow Kayak

Watercraft

Kayaks

$8

SUPs

$8

Canoes

$8

Paddles

$3

Splash Jacket

$4

Float Bags

$1

Mountain Biker Performs Wheelie

Bikes

Mountain Bikes

$12

Gravel Bikes

$12

Road Bikes

$12

Breezer

$12

Helmet

$1

Lock

$2

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Extras

Disc Golf

$3

Crash Pads

$13

Orvis Fly Rods

$8

Rock Climbing Shoes
$2

Dry Bag

$3

Pump

$1

Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Auburn student on AO trip

Outdoor
Adventure Trips

Day trips, weekenders, and extended length trips are offered by Auburn Outdoors, and range from climbing, bikepacking, camping, and more. Register on RWC Connect.

  • Standing Boy Intermediate Mountain Biking Trip
    Standing Boy Intermediate Mountain Biking Trip
    Sat, Jul 20
    Auburn Outdoors
    Jul 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Auburn Outdoors, 601 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Auburn Outdoors, 601 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Join Auburn Outdoors for a day on the trails at Standing Boy Mountain Biking area.
  • Fundamentals of Climbing
    Fundamentals of Climbing
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 24
    The Recreation and Wellness Center
    Jul 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Recreation and Wellness Center, 601 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Jul 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Recreation and Wellness Center, 601 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Learn how to belay and tie knots for top rope climbing as well as proper equipment usage and commands used at Auburn Outdoors' Climbing Wall.
  • Stitch It Up: Sewing Stitches for Repairing Outdoor Gear
    Stitch It Up: Sewing Stitches for Repairing Outdoor Gear
    Fri, Jul 26
    Auburn Outdoors
    Jul 26, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
    Auburn Outdoors, 601 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
    Auburn Outdoors, 601 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Rips and tears can happen at any time - especially in the outdoors! Learning how to manage and repair these tears can be the difference between a great time outdoors and ruining your gear in the long run. I
  • Mobile Bike Shop
    Mobile Bike Shop
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Aug 23
    Location is TBD
    Aug 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Aug 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Don't have time to stop by our bike shop at The Rec? Don't worry - skilled bike techs are out on campus to provide on-the-spot repairs, maintenance, and tune-ups to keep your wheels spinning smoothly.
  • Fundamentals of Climbing
    Fundamentals of Climbing
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Sep 04
    The Recreation and Wellness Center
    Sep 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Recreation and Wellness Center, 601 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Sep 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Recreation and Wellness Center, 601 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Learn how to belay and tie knots for top rope climbing as well as proper equipment usage and commands used at Auburn Outdoors Climbing Wall.
  • Sunset Paddle - Lake Martin
    Sunset Paddle - Lake Martin
    Thu, Sep 05
    The Recreation and Wellness Center
    Sep 05, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Recreation and Wellness Center, 601 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Sep 05, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Recreation and Wellness Center, 601 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    You don't need to travel far for adventure, there is so much to do right here in Auburn's backyard!