Specialty Programs

• Happy Hour at the TowerRock Climbing 101• Wilderness Medicine (WFA/WFR)• Tiger Climb

Happy Hour at the Tower

Happy Hour at the Tower is a free open climb event we hold twice a year in the fall and spring. This big event allows individuals (including Truman the Tiger) to check us out before bringing down a group. The event is free for anyone with an MU ID, and open to community members for $5 per person. Learn more at ventureout.missouri.edu/happyhour.



Rock Climbing 101

(6 hours over 3 days)

Never rock climbed? Want to brush up on your rock climbing skills? Venture Out offers Rock Climbing 101, a three week course offered each September. Classes are open to students and community members over the age of 13. We will teach beginners the basics of rock climbing, while allowing veterans to hone their skills. Classes take place at the Venture Out complex and at Capen Park in Columbia, Missouri. Enrollment is limited. Click here for more information.

Wilderness First Responder and First Aid Courses

Venture Out offers Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification courses each year in January.

People involved in outdoor activities (Canoeing, Backpacking, Caving, Hunting, Fishing, Rock climbing) or who plan to pursue an outdoor career should strongly consider this exceptional leadership opportunity.

Many outdoor programs such as National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Outward Bound and the federal government require WFR for entry level positions.

All wilderness medical trainings are taught by SOLO. These course course are open to everyone – students and non-students. Click here for more information or to enroll.


Tiger Climb

(1 to 3 hours)

Venture Out invites Summer Welcome participants to challenge themselves at Tiger Climb, a five hour climbing event featuring our 60’ Alpine Tower. Tiger Climb dates have yet to be set. Please check the NSRO.

Space is limited and a $30 registration fee is required. Registration information is available on the Summer Welcome website.