The ISU Mountaineering & Climbing Club offers trips to special indoor climbing events and competitions around the Midwest. Dues-paying members will receive subsidies for these trips, but anyone within the club is welcome to come.

Our members will also often go on personal (non-club-affiliated) outdoor trips to varying locations. Club meetings are a great opportunity to meet people with similar interests and outdoor experience!

Recent Competitions:

  • Iowa State Intramurals (Ames, Iowa)
  • Rock Revolution, UNI (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
  • UI Climbing Competition (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • YOLO (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Boulder Harvest (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Holy Boulders (Holy Boulders, Illinois)
  • Octboulderfest (St Paul, Minnesota)
  • ... and More!


Club members have gone on personal trips to these locations in the past:

  • Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Arkansas
  • Pictured Rocks, Iowa
  • Holy Boulders, Illinois
  • Red River Gorge, Kentucky
  • Blue Mounds, Minnesota
  • Taylors Falls, Minnesota
  • Red Wing, Minnesota
  • Red Rocks, Nevada
  • Devil's Lake, Wisconsin
  • Governer Dodge, Wisconsin
  • Devil's Tower, Wyoming
  • ...and more!