Gear Rooms Week of 1/31/2022

Howdy folks, here’s your gear room info for this week:

Gear Room Schedule:
Mon: (1/31) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367
Tues: 6:45 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740
Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304
Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431
Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002

If none of these times work for you, please email the officers at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a separate time to be let into the gear room. Please only do this if you really can’t make the gear room times, not just because you don’t feel like it or didn’t plan ahead.

We will try to keep it consistent throughout the semester, but make sure you check for any changes. You may stop by the gear room to check out or return gear and be reimbursed at any of the times listed below.  Please text the officer leading the gear room if you will be late. Officers remain at the gear room only for as long as people are checking in/out gear (usually about 20-25 minutes). You may also purchase ODC t-shirts, hoo rags, patches, stickers, and more at the gear room!

Please remember to wear a mask at the gear room to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Peace, love, and dirt,

Phillip and the Officers


If you return damaged, dirty, or incomplete gear, you will jeopardize your ability to check out gear in the future. It is your responsibility, not the officers, to return your gear in the condition you received it.

Please refer to our reimbursement policy here.

You can check our gear inventory here.

If you want to check out any water sports gear or a mountain bike, please email the officers at They are stored at separate locations. We ask that you give at least 24 hours notice.

Gear is due one week from when it is checked out. Keeping gear past its due date is a UVA Honor Offense.

Directions: Map to Gear Room

Start at Echols Dorm

Go right on McCormick

Turn right on Alderman Rd

Take a left on Leake Drive

Walk to the end of the road. There are several buildings and parking on either side.

Pass a picnic table on the right. Keep going!

Walk straight to the first big maintenance building directly ahead. Walk behind the building on the left side. Walk up the stairs

End: Knock on the door.


All club-gear is due back within 1 week unless renewed by a Gear Room Officer
Club trips have priority for access to club gear

Leading Trips:

Once you’ve got an idea for a specific trip that you want to lead, send the officers an email with a description and your qualifications for leading that sort of trip.  Remember, climbing, caving, and kayaking trips have special rules!

Please take some time to read through the Leaders Manual ( and Leading Trips ( pages under Member Resources on the club website.


Please be aware that if you are joined on a trip, and you do not show up, or you drop out at the last minute, you are depriving another member of a spot on that trip.

No-shows and last-minute absences not only hurt trip attendance, but they also make logistics more complicated.

If a member is reported for two absences, trip leaders are permitted to take this into account when moving people off wait lists.

Social Media:

Check out the ever-snazzy Facebook Group ( and Instagram (

Email Social Chair John Cooney ( with any trip pictures to be featured!