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”

Michael Lombardo

Will Symms
Assistant Director

Todd McCormack
Administrative Assistant

Winter Pool Hours 

Monday - Friday 12/17-12/21 2018 11am-2pm

1/2/19 Wednesday-1/4/19 Friday TBD

*Hours may fluctuate depending on Lifeguards, please call the cage for most accurate hours. 503-777-7285

Sports Center Hours 

Friday 12/14/18 7am-7pm

CLOSED 12/15 & 12/16 Saturday and Sunday

Monday - Friday 12/17-12/21 2018 7am-7pm

CLOSED 12/22/2018-1/1/2019

Wednesday 1/2/19 - Friday 1/4/19 7am-7pm

Monday - Friday 7am-7pm 1/7/19-1/18/19 

CLOSED 1/21 Monday MLK DAY

Tuesday - Friday 1/22/19-1/25/19 7am-7pm

Saturday 1/26/19 10am-4pm

Sunday 1/27/19 12pm-4pm

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

Climbing Center and Co-Op hours

Please see google calendar for up to date hours for the Climbing Wall and Backpack Co-Op. Hours can vary from day to day so it is good to check the calendar for accurate hours.