Break away from your day-to-day life and get ready for life-changing adventures with Poly Escapes. Play outdoors with new friends, share incredible experiences on student-led outdoor trips, tackle a route on the climbing wall or rent gear for your own adventure.
Poly Escapes offers about 20 low-cost trips per quarter with no experience necessary. Trips vary from one-day local journeys to full weekend excursions. Weekend trips leave on Friday after class and return on Sunday night. Day trips are 5-6 hours on a Saturday or Sunday. Trips are led by student Trip Leaders who have completed a required Co-Leader Training Program that typically takes 1.5-2 years to complete. Trip Leaders are certified in CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid, and many hold higher certifications such as Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness EMT, and Swift Water Rescue. Students who attend Poly Escapes trips are in good hands and always have a great time. Trip participants receive a 50% discount on any rental gear needed for a trip. Register online or in person at Poly Escapes.
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Taking an outdoor adventure of your own and need a tent, sleeping bag or lantern? Poly Escapes has a large selection of outdoor equipment available for you to rent at low cost for a day, a weekend, or a week. You can also rent kayaks, wetsuits, surfboards, snowshoes, stoves, ice chests and much more. Rentals are available to Cal Poly students, faculty/staff, and the local community.
Advance reservations for rental equipment are recommended to ensure equipment availability for your adventure. Reservations and payment must be made in person at Poly Escapes, and payment is required at the time of reservation. Please review our Rental Policies and Rental Equipment List for prices and the extensive offering of outdoor rentals to make your personal adventure a success.
The Poly Escapes outdoor climbing park at the Recreation Center opened spring 2012. Come get a work out and enjoy the outdoors by rope climbing on the 42' climbing wall or free climbing on the 13' bouldering rock. All skill levels are welcome whether you're a new climber or a seasoned climbing machine you can push your fitness level to new heights and meet new friends. Students and non-student Recreation Center members may climb for no additional cost.
Visit the Poly Escapes office to check-in before you climb.