Outdoor Trips and Registration

Outdoor Trips and Registration | Friday Night Climb

ROPE offers a variety of trips each semester that are designed for all experience levels. ROPE trips are available to all students, staff, and faculty of Rice University as well as members of the Recreation Center. All trip registrations include transportation, meals on trail, equipment rentals, and facilitation from our skilled Outdoor Trip Leaders. Please review trip itineraries prior to registration for additional information regarding activity level, trip meetings, and personal equipment necessary for participation. If you have any questions, please email ropetripsmanager@gmail.com.


Fall 2021 -

ROPE is mindful of the current public health crisis and will be monitoring conditions to make decisions to keep our leaders and community safe. At this time vaccinations are required for participation. While traveling all participants will remain masked. Additional cleaning and hygiene practices will be practiced on trail.

Registration links close when trips are full or the registration deadline has passed.

DATE TRIP & ITINERARY LOCATION PRICE REGISTRATION
Sept. 4
Surf & Paddle
Surfside Beach, TX $20
Closed
Sept. 5
Stand Up Paddleboarding
San Jacinto River, TX $20
Closed
Sept. 18
Adopt-a-Beach Surf & Paddle
Surfside Beach, TX Free*
Closed
Sept. 19
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Lake Houston, TX $20
Closed
Sept. 25
Evening Canoeing
Armand Bayou, TX $20
Closed
Sept. 26
Surf & Paddle
Surfside Beach, TX $20
Closed
Oct. 2
Day Canoeing
Buffalo Bayou Regatta, TX $30
Register
Oct. 3
Day Hiking
Brazos Bend State Park, TX $20
Register
Oct. 8-11
Recess Backpacking
Goodwater Loop, Lake Georgetown, TX $100
Register
Oct. 16-17
Canoe Camping
Big Thicket National Preserve, TX $55
Register
Nov. 5-7
Camp and Canoe
Martin Dies Jr State Park, TX $60
Register
Nov. 13-14
Weekend Backpacking
Sam Houston National Forest, TX $55
Register
Nov. 20
Day Canoeing
Cook's Lake Paddle Trail, TX $25
Register
Nov. 24-27
Thanksgiving Recess Camping
Enchanted Rock and Colorado Bend, TX $115
Register
Dec 13-20
Winter Recess Expedition
TBD
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Trip Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the trip are not eligible for a refund.
  • There is a 10% (minimum $10) fee for all other cancellations and transfers. Additional fees may not be refunded for extended trips according to recreational fees paid in advance of trip departure.
  • Multi-day expeditions include a 50% deposit as described in the trip itinerary.
  • In the event ROPE should cancel a trip, we will schedule an alternative date, issue a full credit, or refund for registration fees. Trips may be cancelled for severe weather, road conditions, recreation area closures, instructor illness, and registration numbers. Many day trips will have alternative dates scheduled in advance of trip.
  • Deposits for trips are non-refundable. Please review full trip costs and itineraries in advance of registration.