Superior Adventures

Our region provides a fantastic playground for those who seek outdoor adventure, and we are here to help you experience all that this area has to offer. Housed within the UW-Superior Campus Recreation Department, Superior Adventures offers services, facilities and outdoor adventure expertise to the campus and members of the community through four different areas.

  • Outdoor and Adventure Education
  • Relationship and Team Building
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Outdoor Adventure Trips

We will work with you to design an unforgettable experience that fits your needs. Contact Campus Recreation to find out how Superior Adventures can help you achieve your goals.

National Bank of Commerce Climbing Wall

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Our climbing wall is a 28-foot tall, state-of-the-art structure designed to challenge first-timers or seasoned veterans. Our National Bank of Commerce Climbing Wall staff will outfit you with all the necessary gear, instruction and encouragement you’ll need.

We can offer a variety of clinics to help increase your skills as well as fun and competitive events. Take the time to become belay certified for free or use the wall as the venue for your next party.

Our staff consists of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable climbers in the area, and they are eager to show you just how accessible and fun climbing can be.

Rent the Wall!

Have your birthday party, scouting event, community or church social, or other gatherings at our National Bank of Commerce Climbing Wall. Many options are available, and will we provide trained staff and access to a private party area. Additionally, all equipment and instruction is provided and included in the price. For more information, contact Campus Recreation.

Outdoor Adventure Trips

Emphasizing adventure, environmental awareness, education, a challenge, personal development, safety, community and fun, Superior Adventures provides unique outdoor and social experiences throughout the academic year and during the summer.

Trips and clinics are open to all and are designed to introduce students, faculty, staff and community members to the outdoor recreational opportunities of the Lake Superior region and beyond.

The Superior Adventures office has maps and resource books to help you plan your own adventures. If you have questions about places to go or things to do, the Superior Adventures staff can help. The professional staff at Superior Adventures office has climbed, skied, canoed, kayaked, mountain biked and explored the Lake Superior region for years. They are willing to share their experiences so that you can plan your own quest.


Costs vary per trip. but many administrative costs are covered by Campus Recreation through student fees.

Trip leaders, equipment, camping and park fees, and transportation costs are covered by trip fees. You will need to supply your own personal equipment, such as hiking books, a rain jacket, etc.

For More Information

For more information about trips, clinics and outdoor equipment rentals, contact Superior Adventures at 715-395-4651 or stop by Marcovich Wellness Center Room 1438 or the MWC Welcome Desk.

Equipment Rental

Superior Adventures has outdoor equipment available for rental to all students, staff, faculty and community members. Minimal maintenance to equipment may be supported based on request. Skate sharpening is available during rental center hours.

Rental Center Hours and Location

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Marcovich Wellness Center Room 1438

To schedule a rental appointment outside of regular hours, call 715-395-4651 or email

Equipment Available for Rental

  • Canoes -17-foot Wenonah, paddles, PFDs
  • Kayaks – Several types, paddles, skirts, PFDs, paddle floats, pumps, wetsuits
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boards
  • Tents – Two person, three person, four person, six person
  • Sleep System – Sleeping bag (0-, 20-, and 35-degree bags), liner, pad, 0- or 15-degree bags
  • Backpacks – Day packs and portage packs
  • Cooking –Triangia alcohol stoves, cook sets, Coleman two-burner stoves
  • Skiing – Alpina cross-country skis, poles, boots
  • Snowshoes – Iverson snowshoes
  • Services – Skate sharpening and ski waxing
  • Miscellaneous – coolers, dry bags, lanterns, stuff sacks, etc.

Rental Prices

View equipment rental prices. Late fees apply for all late returns. Renters are responsible for any damage to equipment.