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  • Climbing Park

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    Climbing Park

    The climbing park opened in 2012 and includes both a 42-foot climbing wall and 130-foot bouldering rock. Check out our complete list of the top 25 colleges for Outside readers.

  • Learn By Doing

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    Learn By Doing

    Part of Cal Poly's holdings is the Swanton Pacific Ranch, a 3,200-acre ranch with rangeland, livestock and forestry operations for the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences. The ranch is part of the "Learn by Doing" emphasis at the university.

  • Poly Escapes

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    Poly Escapes

    Poly Escapes, the university's outdoor organizing club, hosts around 20 low-cost trips per quarter with no experience needed.

  • Poly Escape Trips

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    Poly Escape Trips

    Trips are led by students who have completed Co-Leader Training over the course of two years and hold certifications in CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid.

  • Recreation Center

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    Recreation Center

    The newly expanded recreation center includes an Olympic-size swimming pool with activities ranging from beginner swimming classes to private swim lessons and SCUBA training.

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