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.

Club gear is maintained by the quartermasters and club members and as such is subject to the time constraints of busy students. This means the gear you receive may not be in the best condition. You must examine and/or test borrowed gear before you take it on a trip. Report damage to the quartermasters. Usually you can earn a workhike by maintaining or repairing the club gear you borrow.

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

  • Tues Nov 25 and Fri Nov 28 Lee will not be offering gear hours.
  • Lee is gone for Christmas Dec17 ~ Jan5
  • Piotr is gone Dec 19
  • If you want to borrow gear for the Christmas break you can do so the week of Dec 15-19. Piotr is covering Lee's hours after the 16th. If you have gear out and don't need it for the break you MUST bring it in or face the Wall of shame.


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 $80
Poles $20
Climbing Skins $40
Tele Boots (leather) $40
Tele Boots (plastic) $80
Beacon $200 Batteries are NOT provided
Shovel $40
Avalanche Probe $40
"Small Ski Package" $200 Skis, plastic boots, poles, and skins!

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.