Become a Leader

Become an Outdoor Action Leader

Being an OA Leader is one of the most valuable things you can do to help next year's freshmen class have a successful transition into Princeton. OA Leaders are role models and mentors for 60% of the incoming class. Ask anyone you know who is an OA Leader (and there are more than 300 of them on campus) and they'll tell you it's an absolutely incredible experience. Any student can learn the skills needed to lead a group on an OA Trip and with the diversity of trips we offer (base camp, biking, backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, sustainable farming) there's a trip for you. Don't miss out on this special Princeton experience. Train to become an OA Leader this semester.

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OA Climbing Wall Opens after Fall Break

OA Climbing Wall LogoThe Outdoor Action top rope climbing room is 32 feet high and 66 feet across with 14 belay stations. It incorporates the latest in climbing wall technology with both vertical and overhanging sections as well as a roof and three artificial cracks. Climbers of all abilities are welcome. Experienced instructors will be on hand to teach skills and assist in solving particular climbing routes. OA will provide harness and climbing shoes.The Climbing Wall is open throughout the academic year except during breaks, reading period and final exams.

Climbing is FREE for Princeton University students, faculty and staff. Never Climbed Before? No experience necessary! We'll teach you!

The Climbing Wall Fall Hours - Starting November 3

  • Mondays: 4:30-6:30pm

  • Tuesdays: 8-10pm

  • Wednesdays: 8-10pm

  • Fridays: 4:30-6:30pm

Only members of the University community are allowed to climb. PU ID required.
Wednesday, September 24 Rock Climbing 101 Course
4:30 - 6:30 PM, Climbing Wall, Stadium Second Level
Friday, September 26 Peak Potential Climbing COmmunity Service Program
6:30 - 8:00 PM, Climbing Wall, Stadium Second Level
Saturday, September 27

OA DAY - FREE 1:00 - 5:00 PM -Dod Courtyard

Rock Climbing at the OA Wall
Trail Maintenance

Fall Break

Leader Training Fast Track
Stay for Break and complete all the on-campus Leader Training classes

  • CPR & Wilderness First Aid
  • Leadership & Group Dynamics
  • Managing Safety
  • Technical Skills & Leave No Trace