Announcements

Children of the Climb (Beginner Climbing at Rivanna Wall)

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Greetings children of the mother sun, Is sending it at slaughter starting to lose is spice? Is climbing without a rope just not enough for you anymore? Come learn how to top rope at Charlottesville’s very own Rivanna wall! Rivanna wall is an old railway trestle that has two climbing routes on it, each about 5.8+. On this trip we’ll …

Kellogg Mountain Sunrise Series: part 3

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Hey hey hey! Since I slept through the last sunrise event I was supposed to do, I’ve decided I’m trying again with the help of Lily and we’re going to start our day on Friday with some sunrise singing and sipping on something steamy. Here’s the plan: – meet by the bus stop at Kellogg House at 6:00am – sit …

Movie and Presentation Day!

Jade Alvarez

Hello everyone! This is going to be a different type of trip than the ones you usually see posted here. For starters, this is going to be a virtual trip! Which means, if you aren’t on grounds this semester, you can still attend, and it also means– no attendee limit! So, if you sign up, you’re guaranteed a spot, woohoo!!! …

Wanna get wet this weekend?

Eliza Stowe

Folks, I don’t know about y’all, but this 80 degree weather has me sweating buckets. There’s nothing like a cool dip in the Rivanna to cure this early onset perspiration. So let’s go make it happen on a sunny Sunday afternoon!!! Potential activities might include (but are certainly not limited to): hacky sacky, slacky liney, swim swim (like a fish), …

Trail Build at O-Hill

Matthew Houff

This is the specific location we will be meeting: https://goo.gl/maps/GUwafirbAwjNbQAe8 This is the same trail of the trip from a few weeks ago (sorry to everyone that we had to cancel). We will be building a new trail that connects the existing trails to the new dorms area. This new trail will improve student access to the trails and help …

it’s been a long couple of weeks and I need to paddleboard

Sophia Benmhend

hey nerds 🥱 Midterms… am I right? That sucked! Siggy and I are pressing the mental reset button on Wednesday night and leading a lil canoeing and SUPping trip for you guys. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Ragged Mountain Reservoir, it’s only my FAVORITE place in Charlottesville. It’s a lil lake in the middle of the woods …

O’Hill Hike!!!

Sofia Heartney

Feeling burnout from midterm season?? Us too! Join us on a quick hike at O-hill to kickstart your weekend. Hoping the weather will clear up, but if not we’ll communicate with everyone signed up. The plan: Meet in front of the brick wall in front of Echols dorm at 2pm. (If you don’t know where that is, check out of …

Wilderness First Aid Certification Course [Mostly Reimbursable for Trip Leaders! Free for Some UVa Academic Employees!]

Matthew Rosefsky

[This is *not* an overnight course — it runs two days and ends at 7pm each day.] Extensive SAFETY measures (way beyond CDC/WHO guidelines, and way beyond precautions universities are taking for their in-person classes) are in place for *zero* virus transmission during this in-person course. Safety rules, link to feedback surveys including what recent-class folks thought of coronavirus safety …

Disc Golfin’ at Meadowcreek

John Cooney

There is a pun here about “Tiger Woods” and something about disc golf being played in the woods, but I am not intelligent enough to figure it out. I will cut straight to the chase and share my plan with you. We are going to bike to Meadowcreek Disc Golf Course (near the Bodo’s on 29) and play 9 – …

BONFIRES ARE BACK!

Eliza Stowe

Hellloooo friends, Are your fingers and legs aching from sending it this weekend and in need of some fire healing? Are you about 12 months deprived of a truly fulfilling night under the stars in cville? If yes, we have good news for you! UVA has released our 10 person social event limit so we are having our first bonfire …

Slacklining the stress away

Jade Alvarez

Hello everyone! It’s looking like this Friday is going to be a nice sunny day, aka, a perfect day for slacklining! If you’ve never been slacklining before, don’t hesitate to join this trip because you won’t be the only beginner there– I’m one myself. On the other hand, if you’re a seasoned slackliner please feel free to join so you …

Trail Build at O-Hill

Matthew Houff

This is the specific location we will be meeting: https://goo.gl/maps/GUwafirbAwjNbQAe8 We will be building a new trail that connects the existing trails to the new dorms area. This new trail will improve student access to the trails and help our outdoor-loving community. This trail build is in cooperation with the Charlottesville Mountain Bike Club who will be providing the tools …

CHANNELING NEMO RUNNING-STYLE

Grace Gray

Hellooooo friends, remember when Nemo had his largest streak of teenage rebellion and completely transformed his Clownfish life by touching the “butt”? Well, good news: it’s spring in Virginny, which means it’s the perfect time for us to follow suit. Luckily, WE HAPPEN TO LIVE NEXT TO A GIANT BUTT!!!!!! This gluteal structure proudly embodies part of the IX Art …

Gear Rooms: Week of 3/22

Phillip Reeves

Howdy folks, here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: 5:45pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:00pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 6:00pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Friday: 10:00am -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Saturday: Sunday: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers …

Backcountry classroom: how to keep your stove working

Mason Riffee

You’ve had a long and tiring day sending it in the mountains, and now, as the shadows are lengthening, you settle into your campsite for the evening. The wind is picking up, and though the sunset is gorgeous, you know that soon enough that the ambient cold will get colder, and colder – the time is nigh for a hot …

Rock Ascension at Rivanna Wall: Girls Run the World Edition

Eliza Stowe

Hello and greetings to all the lil senders across the lands! Spring is here which means dry and warm rocks for climbing which means we are getting after it this Sunday which means you should come join us and learn all you can about sport climbing and top-roping outside 🙂 (or teach us some new stuff). With COVID-19 restrictions we …

biathlon at the res

Connor Siggins

Oh Helllllo, It seems that the weather has turned the corner (*knocks on wood*), and my running legs are ready to get out to ragged mountain reservoir. We’ll be taking advantage of our new fleet of commuter bikes to speed up the journey to the res while warming up our legs. Here’s the plan: -meet at 116 Washington Ave to …

O-Hill Hike (take two)

Jade Alvarez

Hello everyone!! This recent and very much needed beautiful spring weather has me ready to get outside and into the woods. Unfortunately, its going to start raining again this week, but fear not, because I’m setting up this hike as a celebration for the sun’s return next Saturday! The plan is simply to meet at the corner of Echols dorm …

Sunny Saturday Boulder Bash at Ragged!!!

Burke Haywood

Howdy folks! The sun is shining and filling my mind, body and soul with its joyful energy. If you’re like me, and this kind of beautiful weather has you chomping at the bit to spend a little time pulling hard on rocks in nature, or, you just wanna get outside and try something new, come join me as I explore …

CLIMBING WITH THE SUN PT. 2!!

Grace Gray

Ok, this trip was just so fun last week and I think there’s never too much honoring of our good ol’ chimp and hominid ancestors in the void above, so we’re kicking it back to Slaughter on this coming RIPE BEAUTIFUL THURSDAY MORNING for some climbing and sunrise-watching!!! Here’s the plot: Convene at the grand Slaughter Rec at 6:00 (I’ll …

Gear Rooms: Week of 3/8

Phillip Reeves

Howdy all, hope you’re hangin in there. Here’s the gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: 8:00pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 6:00pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Friday: 10:00am -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Saturday: Sunday: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu …

ohill stargaze

Sophia Benmhend

Hello hello! Before I get any further into this trip description, I am forcing you to read this stargazing joke that I think is funny. Ready? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No one tells you how dangerous stargazing can be I did it all afternoon and now I think I’m blind! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ haha! Ok so now we can talk about this trip. It’s just …

SUNRISE CLIMB!!!!

Grace Gray

I don’t know about you, but I think my two weeks of solitude have showed me life’s true values: laughing with a real live human, bathing ourselves in the sun’s first rays, and moving through the air in a vertical motion. And Thursday morning is shaping up to be the PERFECT time to engage in these fundamental pursuits. Come join …

WAITLIST CURE – Trip Leader Workshop

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Hi beautiful people, Do you wish you could go on more trips but they fill up too fast? Or are you a seasoned trip leader who wants to learn more about how we are working with COVID-19 protocol? Come to our trip leader workshop at 7pm on Wednesday, March 10th! Anna, Mason, and newly minted officer John Coney will be …

O-Hill Hike!

Jade Alvarez

Hello everyone! If you’re all as desperate as me to get some quality time in the woods after a long first month of zooming come join me for a hike on the O-Hill trails! The plan is to meet at the corner of Echols dorm (old dorms) at 2 pm on Sunday (March 7) and then head up to the …

Ragged Mtn Hike

Philip Edmonston

Hi everyone, The plan is to meet at shred shack at 12pm next Sunday (March 7) where those who need bikes can pick them up, bike down to the resevoir, hike the trail, and come back. I led this same trip last semester and it was a nice hike – the resevoir is a short bike ride from grounds, and …

WILDERNESS POTTERY (and snurt [snow-dirt] vibing)

Catie Leigh

HEY GUYS! It’s me, ya girl, connoisseur of the tree climbing and void screaming, back with another accessible/hilarious/weird as heckcovidfriendlyadventure… and offering of french press coffee in the woods. And, a need to motivate myself to do things on our day off, and/or embrace the maximum amount of daylight hours our cold winters have to offer us so that I …

Beginner Mountain Biking at O-hill

Matthew Houff

I haven’t been leading trips in a while so let’s get back in to it with a beginner trip. We’re taking it easy on this trip and making sure everyone feels comfortable on this trip. We will probably only ride a couple miles but it depends on what the group is feeling. Text me at 804-389-3754 if you have any …

Bouldering at Slaughter

Kieran Humphreys

Hello people of ODC! I’m desperate for excuses to not be looking at my computer, and climbing at Slaughter is definitely one of them. If you wanna join me next Friday the 12th, sign up! I reserved the 5:30 – 7:00 time slot and there are a lot of spots left but if you want to come you should sign …

Embrace your history; learn to flintknap

Mason Riffee

Fllitknapping is the widely-forgotten practice of forming blunt stone into pointy stone, and for most of human prehistory, it was among the foremost expressions of craftsmanship, artistic beauty, and cultural distinction. It is also history incarnate. The practice of flintknapping is bequeathed to our kind by other, older human species; and though it predates our culture, and is also a …

Gear Rooms: Week of 2/1

Phillip Reeves

Welcome back! Here’s all the information you need about the first week of gear rooms of the year. We are continuing our COVID-19 policies from last semester, which can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sWr9f2AgJccOtkzAPxCWXgn_Tg_3OZe9bdE5rgTG8Qk/edit?usp=sharing. Please fill out the gear request form by 8am on the day that you would like to check out or return gear. When you come to the …

Trail Trudgery Pt Two

Lily Gates

Last week’s jog gave us the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful crunchy fall morning and got a few people out on their fist adventure, so I think we should do it again. In case you missed the last description of the haps here is nearly word for word how it went: we’ll go at a nice light and relaxed pace …

Canoeing Beneath the Stars at Ragged

Burke Haywood

Ahoy partners in shred, I come bearing exciting news! As this odd semester winds to an end, Mason and I have devised a glorious final adventure that is sure to excite. When the sun drops below the horizon on Thursday, instead of feeling disheartened by how short the days have grown, we plan to saddle up our bikes and embark …

LAST GEAR ROOMS OF THE YEAR: Week of 11/16

Phillip Reeves

What’s up outdoorsy folk, the end of the semester is just around the corner and that means that this week is the LAST week of scheduled gear rooms for the year. Please return all outstanding gear this week! Gear Request/Return Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 Any gear rooms after this week are dependent on officer availability and will be held solely at officer …

Saturday Night Star-gandering

Joseph Abbe

The new moon will be this weekend, so it’ll be hopefully dark enough so we can see the good ‘ol stars. Either way it’ll be a nice night hike up O-Hill We’ll meet on the corner of Echols and mosey on up to Ohill observatory, if there’s too much light there we can walk down to a clearing I know …

Pretty Beginner Trail Tromping

Lily Gates

Do you wish you could go on the magnificent Connor Siggins’ running trips, but you are not quite the speedy gazelle that he is? Would you rate yourself more of a gila monster? A snail? Or perhaps you too are a gazelle, but you are looking for a nice mellow shake out jog? Come run with me! I’m thinking some …

Gear Rooms: Week of 11/9

Phillip Reeves

Greetings, outdoorsy folk. Here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: 6:00pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Thursday: 2:00pm -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Fri: Sat: Sun: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu at least 24 hours in …

Beginner Mountain Biking @ O-hill

Kieran Humphreys

What’s poppin. It should be nice next weekend so I’m trying to get some mountain biking in. I’m not super experienced so any skill level is welcome. I was planning on doing a few loops around O-hill and seeing what everyone wants to do. Wooshaaaa 🚴‍♂️👁️🚴‍♂️ What you need: – Helmet (club can provide) – Bike (club can provide) – …

TRIP LEADER BONFIRE WOOP WOOP

Lily Gates

Hear ye hear ye trip leaders! If you have led a trip this semester or currently have one posted, the hour hath come for you to join us in celebrating all that you do for this illustrious and shred-nificent club. You make the Outdoors club the wonderful and exciting organization that it is, and while we cannot fully convey our …

Gear Rooms: Week of 11/2

Phillip Reeves

Howdy all, check out this week’s gear room info: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: 6:00pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:30pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 2:00pm -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Fri: Sat: Sun: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu …

Trail Build at O hill

Matthew Houff

I have always wanted to leave my mark on UVA and I see no better way than this. Help me make an awesome new trail at O hill. The club has the tools so now all we need is you all. No experience necessary for this trip. I’ll be driving all the tools up to the top of O hill …

~Spooky~ Night Hike & Stargazing up on Ohill

Shayla Utzinger

Halloween may have passed by the time of this trip, but spooky time never stops. Bundle up, take a break from that silly Sunday evening calculus homework, collect your favorite spooky stories and join Jade & I on a night hike up to the wondrous world of ~Ohill trails~. This trip will be extra spooky, as both me and Jade …

New Transportation Opportunity for ODC Trips

Mason Riffee

Bygone are the days of glory, when unmasked strangers would agglomerate their breathing bodies within the confines of a car to drive, sometimes for hours, to yonder lands of Shenandoah and Monongahela. We officers reckon that it may be some significant time still before carpooling returns to the ODC game-plan. But no game-plan is without its proverbial Plan B, and …

Gear Rooms: Week of 10/26

Phillip Reeves

Sorry about the delay in posting; here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 If you’re looking to attend Mason’s gear room, you obviously can’t fill out the form by 8am today, so please fill it out as soon as possible. Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: 6:00pm -> Anna Cuddeback …

TREESIDE COMMUNING

Grace Gray

*QUICK NOTE: Pushing this adventure back to next week after consulting with some tree- and people-friends, so please join if you couldn’t come before and we will tree commune it up!!* Do you want to know the best thing about this socially-distanced fall? Trees don’t have to wear masks…..so that means we can hug them!!!! Come gather from 11:30-1 this …

Bike & Hike at Ragged Mtn

Philip Edmonston

Hi everyone, I haven’t really seen many hiking trips here, so I thought I would lead my own! I really enjoy hiking and was looking forward to exploring the trails around the area, but obviously corona threw a wrench in things. This seems like one of the best trails within biking distance, so get hyped. The plan is to meet …

Calling all Shrezidents (Stargazin and moon bathing)

Eliza Stowe

80 degree weather in October means a couple of things. 1) It’s practically mandatory that we spend an evening watching the stars and moon spin around us while we think about how small we are in this big, big world. 2) October means it’s time to fill the Shred Shack for this ’21-’22 school year!! 3) Climate change is big …

Gear Rooms: Week of 10/19

Phillip Reeves

Sorry about the delay in posting; here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 If you’re looking to attend Mason’s gear room, you obviously can’t fill out the form 24 hours ahead of time this week, so please fill it out as soon as possible. Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: …

OHill walk/hike

Joseph Abbe

Sunday 10/18 1pm Hi, I’ve been spending too much time inside so I’d like to go on a nice walk with some cool people from the Outdoors club. O-Hill has some trails that I’ve only explored in the middle of the night so maybe I’ll switch it up to the daytime. Plus it’s right near 1st year dorms so we …