Sports Center

Reed Outdoor Programs and Education (ROPE)

ROPE will be reopening some of our areas starting on May 24th, 2021 for operations. We hope to be in full operating mode starting in the fall of 2021 depending on COVID restrictions and county mandates.

  • Backpack Co-Op Open May 24th, 2021 for rentals
  • Climbing Wall closed for summer

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).