Outdoor Programs

The Department of Student Recreation and Wellness is home to the Outdoor Programs office which is comprised of two distinct entities; RU Outdoors and the Climbing Wall.

The goal of the Outdoor Program is to provide the Radford University community with diverse adventure oriented extracurricular activities that challenge individuals both mentally and physically.

RU Outdoors provides weekend adventures allowing students to explore the outdoor recreational activities in the surrounding New River Valley to include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
  • Skydiving
  • Scuba Diving
  • Horseback Riding
  • Backpacking
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • And various clinics and certification programs.

RU Outdoors also hosts an outdoor equipment rental facility and trip planning advice center.

The Climbing Wall is located in Peters Hall. This facility is open daily and is free to Radford University students. Various clinics are hosted here including: intro to climbing, belaying 101, intro to lead climbing, and the fundamentals of climbing movement.  

RU Outdoors: Experience the Adventure!

A survey of program trips via video.