Gear rental

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Club Gear

Club gear is managed by the Quartermasters. Club members can borrow gear for free if they leave a deposit. A full VOC gear policy should be made available. Everyone is supposed to do a workhike before borrowing club gear, although exceptions are sometimes made for new members early in the year.

Please return your gear on time if you don't want to join the Wall of shame.

Gear Plan

After many months of discussion and debate, a 5-year plan (2007-2011) has been put forward to revitalize the current gear in the clubroom.

Rental Hours

The current gear hours are:


12:30 - 13:30


12:00 - 13:00


12:30 - 13:30


12:00 - 13:00


12:00 - 13:00
12:30 - 13:30

If you desperately need gear fast try giving Lee a call; he lives on campus and will help you if he is able.

Current News and Schedule Changes


In the clubroom in the basement of the SUB, by the Bike Kitchen. This map will guide you.


If you would like to contact the quartermasters, you can try the following:

Piotr Forysinski:
pforysinski at

Lee Wasilenko:
l_wasilenko at

We can also help you out with membership or library loans, or perhaps also other VOC related stuff...


All gear is borrowed on a deposit system. When you return the gear, you get your deposits returned. Below are some of the deposit amounts. We don't accept personal cheques for deposits, and we don't do credit cards, so that leaves cash only.

Rock Climbing Gear

Item Deposit Notes
Rope $100
Climbing Shoes $40
Climbing Harness $40
Helmet $40
"Climbing Package" $100 Shoes, Harness, and Helmet!

Back Country Ski Gear and Snow Sports

Item Deposit Notes
Telemark Skis and Poles $60
Climbing Skins $80
Tele Boots (leather) $40
Tele Boots (plastic) $120
Beacon $200 CASH ONLY
Shovel $40
Small Ski Package $100 Skis, boots, poles, and skins! ($80 if taking plastic boots - total $180)

Mountaineering Gear

Item Deposit Notes
Mountaineering Boots $40
Ice Axe $40
Crampons $40


Item Deposit Notes
All items $40 If item value is far less than $40, deposit is $20. Speak to a quartermaster.

Gear List

Other Gear Rental

Mountain Equipment Co-op is probably the best source of rental equipment. More information can be found on their rentals page.