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Outdoor Equipment Rental Center (OERC)

Students, faculty, staff, and community members can rent anything from backpacks to snowshoes to sleeping bags. The OERC is located on the ground floor of Base Camp.
Students in tree-climbing gear

Fall Hours Through Thursday, October 9

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday    4:30-7PM

CLOSED  October  10-14
Open for special post break hours Wednesday,  October 15 4:30-7PM
Resume hours above October 16

Closed November 21-30
Reopening December 1

Good gear, good rates, good folks are all found here, at the equipment rental section of Base Camp. Check out the virtual tour of the rental center.

Sleeping Gear

Daily Rate

Additional Days

Sleeping bag (with stuff sack or compression sack) $4 $2
Sleeping pad $2 $1
Tents: 2 or 3 person $6 $3
Tents: 4 person $8 $4
Tarp $4 $2

Camping Gear

Daily Rate

Additional Days

Backpack $4 $2
Daypack (small green) $2 $1
Trekking poles $2 $1
Headlamp (including batteries) $3 $2
Water bottle (flat rate) $1 N/A
Compass (flat rate) $1 N/A
Trowel (flat rate) $1 N/A
Bear bag/canister (flat rate) $3 N/A

Cooking Gear

Daily Rate

Additional Days

1-burner stove (white gas) $4 $2
2-burner stove (propane) $4 $2
32 oz fuel bottle (flat rate) $3 N/A
Propane canister For sale at OERC
Market price
Baking skillet $3 $2
Stocked utensil bag (flat rate) $1 N/A

Miscellaneous Gear

Daily Rate

Additional Days

First aid kit $2 $1
Iodine For sale at OERC
Market price
Compass/whistle (flat rate) $2 N/A
Fishing waders $4 $2
Fly fish rod $4 $2
Dromedary $2 $1
5 gallon water jug $2 $1

Outdoor Climbing Gear

Daily Rate

Additional Days

Rock shoes $4 $2
Helmet $2 $1
Ice climbing crampons $4 $2

Winter Gear


Daily Rate

Additional Days

Snowshoes $3 $4 $2
X-C skis, boots and poles $4 $6 $3
Skis only: 1/2 rate      
Boots only: 1/2 rate      
Telemark skis, boots and poles N/A $8 $8
Plastic boots $1 $4 $2
Mountaineering crampons N/A $2 $1
Mountaineering axe N/A $4 $2
Synthetic booties N/A $3 $1.50
Mittens/gloves N/A $2 $1
Shovel N/A $2 $1

Late Returns

A late fee will be charged at the additional day rate for the number of days overdue.

Damaged Gear

A repair/replacement fee may be charged.

3-Hour Rentals

Items must be picked up and dropped off on the same day (i.e. during OERC open hours).

We do not rent the following gear to the public: climbing harnesses, ropes, webbing, climbing hardware, ice climbing tools, boats, PFDs, avalanche gear.