Sports Center

Reed Outdoor Programs and Education (ROPE)

Whether you are interested in rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, student-led backpacking trips, or simply borrowing a camping stove for your personal expedition, ROPE makes it easy for you to find your way into the wilds.

Come find us in our new home located in the Sports Center. The Reed Outdoor Education Center is the HUB of your recreational experience, whether you want to plan an outing, gear up, socialize or take a few laps on our climbing wall. Visit us often and maximize your outdoor experiences while attending Reed.

ROPE's mission is to offer diverse outdoor recreation and leadership opportunities that enhance the wellbeing of the entire Reed community. ROPE provides the following:

  • A wide range of activities and adventures
  • The opportunity to both learn and practice new skills
  • Leadership experience
  • Wellness programming
  • Backcountry experience
  • Connections to Portland and the surrounding community
  • A safe program with top notch risk management

ROPE programs and opportunities include the Reed Outing Club, the Backpack Co-op, the Gray Fund, and Orientation Odyssey trips. The guiding documents for all programming are the Field Operations Handbook(PDF) and our Risk Management/Crisis Plan(PDF).

 

Contact Athletics, Fitness, &
Outdoor Programs

Sports Center “Cage”
503/777-7285

Michael Lombardo
Director
503/777-7542

Will Symms
Assistant Director
503/777-7232

Todd McCormack
Administrative Assistant
503/517-7680

Pool Closed 

 Pool closed due to damaged roof see link for details

Sports Center hours

Monday - Thursday 7am-10pm

Friday 7am-9pm

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 12pm-6pm

SC hours vary over breaks please call the cage at 503-777-7285

Climbing Center and Co-Op hours