Outdoor Adventures


"The best climber in the world is the one who's having the most fun."

— Alex Lowe

Indoor climbing

Evening Indoor Climbing at Vertical Endeavors

Don’t use drugs!  Get high on the indoor climbing wall at Vertical Endeavors in Warrenville, IL. They boast one of the largest rock climbing gyms in the Midwest and is located less than 30 miles from downtown Chicago!! There is 18,000 sq. ft. of climbing surface to include bouldering areas, auto belays, top ropes, and lead climbing. Vertical Endeavors has something for everyone from first-timers to experienced climbers.  Let’s climb!

Date(s) and time(s): Tuesday, November 27 – 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Early registration cost and deadline: NIU Affiliate $25 / Non-NIU $30 by November 16
Regular registration cost and deadline: NIU Affiliate $30 / Non-NIU $35 by November 26

NIU Register Here
Non-NIU Affiliate Register Here


Rock Climber

Camp and Climb

One of our most popular trips! Camp, climb, and hike Wisconsin’s finest.  Join us as we travel to Devil’s Lake State Park, near the Wisconsin Dells for an awesome weekend of adrenaline and relaxation.  Imagine an all natural lake surrounded by cliffs of up to 400 feet high…Beautiful! Devil’s Lake is known for its towering quartzite cliffs, awesome top roping, and excellent hiking trails. All climbers from beginner to experienced are welcome. Our trained and experienced trip leaders will lead you through ground school where you will learn important knots and safety before climbing. We will depart early Saturday morning and drive to the park. We will hike the trail, set some routes, and spend the day viewing the lake from the top of amazing climbs. The weekend is up to you with options to climb, swim, hike, or hang out. Included in registration fees are transportation, gear, all meals, campsites, and instruction.

Date(s) and Time(s): 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14