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Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC)

855 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210 • Phone: 614-247-8680 • Driving Directions

CABS bus stops at 25 (Ag Campus) or 14 (Blankenship Hall) service the ARC.

The OAC, located within the Adventure Recreation Center (ARC), is home to the Tom W. Davis Climbing Center with a 4,000-square-foot, 35-foot tall climbing structure and bouldering wall. In addition, the OAC provides educational opportunities for the OSU community to engage in outdoor recreation through its Trips and Clinics Program, its Teambuilding and Leadership Program, its outdoor equipment rental operation, and its resource center.

Guest Passes are available for these and all Rec Sports facilities. The OAC only accepts credit card or BuckID for payment. 


Spring Semester Finals Hours (April 28-May 9)

Monday-Friday: noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Family Hours
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
Sunday: 8 a.m. to noon

May Session/Summer Term/Break Hours (May 10-August 21)

Monday-Thursday: 2-8 p.m.
Friday: 2-8 p.m.
Saturday: 2-6 p.m.
Sunday: 2-8 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Friday, May 22: CLOSED
Saturday, May 23: CLOSED
Sunday, May 24: CLOSED
Monday, May 25: 2 to 8 p.m.

Family Hours
Saturday: 2-6 p.m.
Sunday: 2-6 p.m.